Public Transport Victoria forum hears call for more Maryborough train services
State Government Commits to Developing Rail Infrastructure for Victoria
Horsham residents to be quizzed about future use of dormant rail corridor land
No choppers here: Malcolm Turnbull takes the train to Geelong
Opposition Leader Matthew Guy backs Melbourne Airport rail link
Jail time for train threats to Vline Staff
Premier Daniel Andrews hears efforts to address Central Goldfields disadvantage, push for more Maryborough trains
The Inland Rail Link Melbourne to Brisbane a Similar Case as the RAA's Bendigo - Geelong Rail Link
North-West Rail Alliance urges more council support amid push for return of Mildura passenger rail
Grampians Rail Trail: Shire calls for community to step up and manage facility
The Andrews Labor Government is calling on leading rail freight and industry representatives to join forces to boost capacity of Victoria’s rail freight sector as part of a new Rail Freight Working Group.
Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced the working group, which will bring members of the freight and primary industries, as well as government agencies, together to focus on Victoria’s rail freight network priorities.
The working group will facilitate further communication between government and industry to progress key projects and deliver the best return on Victoria’s infrastructure investments.
Working group members will include Victoria’s Rural Assistance Commissioner – who will chair the group, and representatives from the Victorian Farmers Federation, key freight organisations and government bodies including the Department of Transport, VicTrack, V/Line and relevant ports.
Continued investment in rail freight infrastructure across Victoria will drive economic growth – creating important regional jobs and providing a major boost to the state’s transport industry, agricultural sector and regional communities.
As stated by Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
“This new group will give operators and farmers a voice at the table as we continue investing in important Victorian rail freight projects to boost our export power and support regional jobs.”
“Our working group will look at the entire freight supply chain – from farm to port – and make it easier for producers to get Victorian goods to the world.”
As stated by Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan
“We’re working with industry experts to shape the future of Victoria’s rail freight industry, building its capacity and supporting Victoria’s vital export sector.”
As stated by Rail Freight Working Group Chair Peter Tuohey
“We’re keen to be involved in this great opportunity to work with Government and industry experts to push forward with key rail projects for Victoria.”
This article first appeared on www.miragenews.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.