A NSW Freight Transport Advisory Council (FTAC) has been launched.
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the new council would replace the Freight and Logistics Advisory Council (FLAC) and the Road Freight Industry Council (RFIC) and represent the entire freight chain across different transport modes as a single council.
“Freight is a priority for the NSW Government and this Council will be a place where members can exchange views and engage in frank and robust discussions directly with the Government,” said Farraway.
“The new body will not only discuss freight and supply chain issues, but provide input into other Government strategies, policies and projects,” he said.
“Industry insight will be critical to the success of our policy framework so we are looking for engaged leaders across the transport industry to be part of the new Council and invite them to lodge their interest.”
Farraway said it made sense to bring industry experts together so that the freight industry could be viewed in its entirety, not segregated into different transport modes.
“Our freight network underpins the success of our entire economy. The challenges and opportunities in this space need to be considered holistically,” he said.
“I thank those who were involved with FLAC and RFIC, their contributions have been considerable and I would encourage those council members to consider applying to be part of the new FTAC.”
The new Council will be comprised of 15 members selected through an open EOI process and will meet four times a year.