According to the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) new 2011/12 – 2013/14 Strategic Plan and Work Program, released on Tuesday 21 June, the NTC will work collaboratively with governments, industry and unions to deliver priority national CoAG reforms, including national laws for heavy vehicles and rail safety.
“Australia has made commendable progress toward the seamless regulation of heavy vehicles and rail safety – a prize that will allow industry to refocus its resources on safety and growth, not red tape. We will continue to champion the delivery and implementation of these historic reforms,” said NTC Chairman Greg Martin.
In the longer-term, Mr Martin said that the NTC is looking to work in partnership with governments, industry and the community to put the reform “building blocks” in place for a productive, low carbon and safe transport system across all modes and users.
Infrastructure pricing, intelligent transport systems, rail freight, ports and supply chain reform are among the key themes identified in the forward work program.
The three-year strategic plan is a requirement established in the Inter-Governmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Road, Rail and Intermodal Transport and the National Transport Commission Act 2003. It was prepared under the guidance of NTC Commissioners, with valuable input from governments, stakeholders and NTC staff.
This new strategic plan has also been endorsed by Australian Transport Council.
A copy of the 2011/12 – 2013/14 Strategic Plan and Work Program can viewed by visiting the NTC website.