Local freight operators across the Northern Rivers region are being invited to take part in a freight forum being held in Grafton on Monday week, October 31.
Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said forums are being held this month across the state to discuss projects and initiatives the NSW Nationals in government are focused on to support the industry into the future.
“We’re inviting local freight operators to take part in discussions around future planning for freight across Northern Rivers communities and across NSW, current investments in new projects, along with initiatives and upcoming opportunities,” Mr Gulaptis said
“Hearing directly from local operators will ensure we can plan for the future and deliver our $19.4 billion regional transport and roads infrastructure pipeline.
“By better understanding the industry we are securing a brighter future for freight operations across the state and helping to reduce the cost of living for regional families.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Roads and Transport Sam Farraway said freight injects $66 billion into the NSW economy annually, providing a vital service to business and the community.
“Freight is a priority for our Government and we know that local industry insight is critical to the future success of our state’s freight economy,” Mr Farraway said.
“We are delivering legacy infrastructure throughout the bush to keep people and goods moving. We are also listening to industry so we can better understand issues facing our regional operators and customers, as well as gaining feedback on the work we are doing.
“These forums allow us to engage with industry and to have important discussions with local freight operators and customers about their unique challenges and opportunities.
“We are committed to improving the connectivity, capacity and resilience of our freight network in response to the changing needs of communities and business across NSW.”
The Grafton forum is being held on Monday, October 31, at the Grafton District Services Club from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Registrations close this Sunday, October 23.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional freight forums are also being held:
• Wednesday 2 November in Tamworth
• Thursday 3 November in Singleton
• Friday 4 November in Griffith
• Tuesday 11 November in Narrabri