Over the past 12 months, unprecedented events have challenged Australia at local, regional and national levels.
The 2019-20 summer saw bushfires and other natural disasters close major highways, ground flights and devastate affected communities. The COVID-19 pandemic, which reached Australian shores as the bushfires were still burning, spread just as quickly and with terrible impact.
The Strategy provides a strong foundation for our economic recovery through its four critical action areas:
- Smarter and targeted investment
- Enable improved supply chain efficiency
- Better planning, regulation and coordination
- Better freight location and performance data
While working together to support industry’s immediate needs arising from COVID-19, governments remain committed to the longer-term actions and reforms outlined in the National Action Plan, and continuing the excellent partnerships formed with industry across governments.