WORKING WITH INDUSTRY
With the national freight task forecast to double in the next 20 years and treble in 30, the growth of the supply chain industry will deliver both opportunities and challenges for Government and communities.
Among the top priorities identified by the freight and logistics industry are:
- road congestion
- heavy vehicle access
- human resource challenges
- regulations and restrictions
- road planning and design
- economic conditions; and
- urban encroachment.
To be effective, planning must be supported by streamlined approvals processes, clear governance structures, ongoing engagement frameworks, access to data and strategic marketing to educate and inform key stakeholders and provide greater certainty for the supply chain industry that will translate into investment.
Link WA will work with stakeholders and industry to better manage and facilitate the forecast growth in freight volumes and traffic movements.
This will provide a solid foundation for local governments to plan for and manage the competing objectives of freight supply chain efficiency and urban amenity.
With a shared focus on meeting the needs of today and planning for the demands of the future, Link WA will provide a forum for discussing a more efficient and safe transport system and enable further investment in infrastructure for the freight industry.