A Strategic View of Transport Infrastructure for Australia’s Agricultural Needs

Summary

The project will deliver a clear understanding of how transport infrastructure (particularly roads, rail and ports) needs to develop to support changes in Australian agricultural production over the next 25 to 50 years. This understanding will be developed through a desktop study of existing reports and interviews with relevant stakeholders within the agriculture, transport and associated industries. Central to the study will be an analysis to: understand the current freight flows of agricultural production and other freight flows in regional Australia; understand how and why these freight flows may change; consider deficiencies in existing infrastructure and additional infrastructure requirements; and from this clearly identify infrastructure priorities, including priorities and projects not being addressed by the current investment mechanisms.

Program

National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Centre for International Economics

Objective Summary

The objectives of the project are to: Identify priority gaps or weaknesses that exist or may emerge in Australia's transport infrastructure network relevant to the transport of agricultural freight; Identify opportunities to improve the effiency and productivity of Australia's transport infrastructure network relevant to the transport of agricultural freight.

Project Code

PRJ-005427

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Project Completion Date

Friday, July 29, 2011

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues

Contact

Related publications

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Transport Infrastructure for Australia’s Agricultural Needs