National ports strategy

A nationally coordinated approach to the planning and development of port infrastructure is essential for Australia's future economic growth. Australia's bulk commodity exports and metropolitan container imports are both expected to double in size every ten years. Long-term planning will provide greater clarity of how future port capacity will match those trade forecasts. Responsibility for the planning and operation of Australia's ports, which handle 25 per cent of all freight moved, currently cuts across all three levels of government. Better coordination of those activities will help to improve productivity and attract greater private sector investment. The National Ports Strategy is an integral plank in the development of Australia's national freight plan, which is being coordinated by Infrastructure Australia.

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    National Transport Commission

    Melbourne, Victoria   

    National Transport Commission

  • Publication Date: 2010-4


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01382440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:19PM