Developing and implementing an integrated freight strategy for Queensland

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Sal Petroccitto, General Manager Rail, Ports & Freight, Department of Transport
& Main Roads Queensland delivered this presentation at the 2012 Queensland Transport Infrastructure Summit.
The State Transport Infrastructure Series of events represent the leading forums in Australia to assess the future plans for transport infrastructure development and financing across Australia. For more information, please visit http://www.statetransportevents.com.au

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Developing and implementing an integrated freight strategy for Queensland

  1. 1. Integrated Freight Strategy for Queensland Qld’s first freight strategy Sal Petroccitto General Manager (Rail, Ports and Freight) Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
  2. 2. Why is it necessary? • Build a 4 pillar economy • Freight - critical economic enabler • Population growth/consumption and international trade: – Qld population growth (53% by 2031) – mining & agriculture export demand Qld freight facts: • 861 mt moved 2009-10. – Exports 208mt & $45-50bn. • Est. freight growth 100-150% by 2031.
  3. 3. Our Summer of Natural Disaster Cunningham’s Gap At Clayton’s Gully Warrego Highway Dawson Highway At Banana Creek Leichhardt Highway (north of Banana)
  4. 4. Spring Bluff Rockhampton rail yard Emerald Yaamba
  5. 5. Strategic issues • Facilitate growth • Manage congestion • Inform land-use • Better Integration • Limited public funding for infrastructure • Manage environmental & climate impacts • Manage energy security & oil vulnerability • Protect community amenity
  6. 6. • Clear direction for freight • Moving freight efficiently • Multi-modal focus • Working collaboratively with industry • Informing all levels of government and industry • Delivering better freight outcomes The IFSQ - What’s it about?
  7. 7. Freight Movements
  8. 8. 2% Current Modal Share .01% 69% 28%
  9. 9. The freight challenge • Govt agencies have strong interest but limited direct influence • Influence primarily through stewardship • Industry has critical role moving/storing freight • Separate/interdependent roles • Optimum outcomes require shared direction and collaboration
  10. 10. Principles for development • Clear focus - move freight efficiently • Open mind & process flexibility • Establish & build partnerships • Connect with industry • Share information and findings • Be inclusive - consult broadly • Inform stakeholders & provide feedback
  11. 11. Strategic fit & influence National State Local Industry Corporate plans Business plans Investment strategies etc
  12. 12. • Improving heavy vehicle permit systems – Central approach – Coordination of activities – Mapping priority areas – Informing road investment Freight priorities & actions OSOM movements from Mackay Mackay
  13. 13. Enhancing HPV access • Expanding PBS 2B network – Safer vehicles – Capacity 70% > B-Double – Approx. 350kms network & 1000km being assessed – Freight significant routes & O/Ds: • Toowoomba to PoB - 50% less HV grain movements • Townsville - facilitate minerals & livestock to/from Port PBS 2B network in Townsville Level 2B Level 3A
  14. 14. Freight investment • Coordinate investment with freight operations • 10yr state-wide program – HPV Action Plan – Bruce Hwy Crisis Action Plan – Warrego Highway Action Plan – Rail capacity and reliability • Build market opportunities – reduce cost of transporting goods. – increase supply chain reliability. • Facilitate private investment – Role of Projects Queensland – Innovative investment opportunities – partner with industry – provide certainty
  15. 15. Rail freight opportunities • Expand use of rail for freight – Facilitate new entrants – Review transport service contracts – Plan for rail freight capacity – Support/facilitate intermodal planning & development
  16. 16. Coastal shipping • Coastal shipping feasibility – Enhance network resilience & capacity – Cost – Alternative north-south movement – OSOM movement Mode B-double truck Loco + 38 wagons Coastal ship Capacity 3 TEU 100 TEU 300 TEU Capex $0.5m $15m $6m Potential OSOM movement Growth regions Nth-Sth freight Potential coastal shipping task
  17. 17. Better prioritisation & advocacy • Identify transport priorities – 10 year Action plan for Bruce Hwy – Toowoomba second range road crossing – Royalties for the regions – roads to resources – Agricultural Strategy: rail & road • Inform national freight initiatives – National Land Freight Strategy – National Regulators – Performance Based Standards Scheme – Infrastructure Australia – Nation Building 2
  18. 18. Future opportunities • Freight critical to 4 pillar economy • Clear priorities for freight/transport • National leadership in freight agenda • National Land Freight Network • Better freight alignment with states and local government • Harness government/industry partnerships for transport system development

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