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.
National Rural Issues
Centre for International Economics
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 Start Date
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Project Completion Date
Friday, July 29, 2011
Journal Articles From Project
Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
NRI-National Rural Issues