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Appointees announced for new freight council in NSW

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Fifteen members have been appointed to the new NSW Freight Transport Advisory Council (FTAC) to be chaired by Duncan Gay.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said appointing Gay as chair to the new body will give the group a wealth of experience when interacting with government and understanding policy.

“The new appointees come from a wide cross-section of industry, including road and rail bodies, intermodal operators, port representatives, couriers, retailers and producers,” said Farraway.

“The new body will not only discuss freight and supply chain issues, but provide input into government strategies, policies and projects.

“The wealth of industry leadership and experience on the council will mean better outcomes for the freight sector, which is expected to increase by 28 per cent to see 618 million tonnes moving across our state by 2036.”

The new council replaces the Freight and Logistics Advisory Council and the Road Freight Industry Council to represent the entire freight chain across different transport modes as a single council.

Gay welcomed his appointment and said: “I am honoured to be appointed as inaugural chair and look forward to giving the entire freight industry a united voice that will help inform NSW government policy as freight demand continues to rise.”

The new council will meet four times a year, with the first meeting to be held in June.

New appointees will remain on the council for a term of two years.

The others are:

  • Port of Newcastle – Craig Carmody
  • National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) – Warren Clark
  • Ron Crouch Transport – Geoffrey Crouch
  • Woolworth Group – Rick Dani
  • Qube – Paul Digney
  • Ports Australia – Michael Gallacher
  • Freight on Rail Group – Andrew Harding
  • Namoi Cotton – Allan Neil Johns
  • Livestock Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) – Paul Pulver
  • Road Freight NSW – Austin Vella
  • Monidale VGL – Scott Walker
  • Australasian Railway Association – Caroline Wilkie
  • Australian Logistics Council – Brad Williams

For more information regarding FTAC, click here.

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