Preparing for northern Australia’s transport future

A million people live in northern Australia – and the region accounts for more than half of Australia’s exports by sea. Its growth prospects are bright, as are the prospects for trucking businesses, but there are critical infrastructure gaps.

The Australian Government is developing a new National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. The strategy needs to support the development of our north, as well as achieving other goals.

In this vital session, you’ll help put together the northern Australia section of the ATA’s submission to the Government on the strategy.

You’ll hear from expert speakers and panellists:

  • Paul Schneider, NT Land Development Corporation
  • Louise McCormick, NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
  • Cam Dumesny, Executive Officer, Western Australian Road Transport Association and
  • Louise Bilato, Executive Officer, Northern Territory Road Transport Association.

And in our open forum, you’ll have your say on:

  • The roads and other infrastructure that northern Australia needs to support trucking businesses and the region’s industries
  • how we can eliminate capacity restrictions that prevent the road network being used to its full potential and
  • how road upgrades should be prioritised and funded.

The session will be chaired by David Simon, former ATA Chair and expert panellist for the Australian Government review.

The session is open to full Trucking Australia delegates.

Special registrations are also available. The $95 special registration fee (inc GST) covers full participation in the session and the pre-event delegate survey, and morning tea.

To register specially for this session, contact Jade on 02 6253 6900 or

Location: Exhibition Hall 3 Date: June 23, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Paul Schneider Louise McCormick You