Freight Industry Reference Panel

Industry plays a critical role in helping implement the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.

In recognition of this, Transport and Infrastructure Ministers agreed to set up a new Freight Industry Reference Panel to provide industry a clear line of sight on implementation of the Strategy. The Panel will provide independent feedback and advice on annual progress and act as a lever to elicit more actions from all levels of government and industry more broadly.

Panel membership is comprised of:

  • Mr John Fullerton, Chair
  • Ms Nicole Lockwood
  • Mr Peter Garske
  • Mr Brett CharltonĀ 
  • Ms Sophie Finemore

The Panel is not the only opportunity for industry to engage with the Strategy. The Panel will complement, not replace, broader industry engagement mechanisms already in place, and will leverage existing state and industry advisory groups and bodies, where possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications by emailing

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