Heavy talks in Walcha
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay have addressed the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association Heavy Vehicle Forum in Walcha.
The forum provided an important opportunity for road freight operators, producers, local government and state government representation to discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding access for heavy vehicles across our region and the rest of New South Wales.
Mr Anderson “This day is a perfect example of how we can bring our community, our local councils and our state government closer together.
“Ensuring that road freight operators have flexibility to do business means the can increase productivity and efficiency.
“Today’s forum has really highlighted three key areas for the LBCA and State Government to focus on which are safer roads, fairer loads and less red tape.”
The forum highlighted the importance of the roll of local councils in road freight access as well as the need for greater consultation between councils and bulk carriers.
Minister Gay said “Forums such as these help us identify the key issues that our operators and our local councils face when it comes to effectively managing road freight in NSW.
“By sitting down in a room together and getting everything out on the table allows us to deliver better outcomes for councils, better outcomes for road freight operators and ultimately better outcomes for the community.”
RMS and Transport NSW representatives also addressed the forum to assist in educating operators on funding and compliance.
The LBCA, Local Councils and the NSW Government vowed to work closer together in the futures in a bid to build the industry and build a better region.
Picture: Kevin with a local road freight operator Wade Lewis.