Infrastructure

Infrastructure Policy Committee

Purpose of this Committee

The Committee shall provide assistance to Council and the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities in relation to the 2011 – 2013 Strategic Objective 2 – Be the leading advocate of appropriate national regulation and infrastructure to ensure Australia enjoys the full benefits of freight transport and logistics policy development and reform.

Eligibility of Membership

Members of the Committee shall consist of Council Members and Associate Members.

Core Activities

The Committee will develop policy positions and communication documents on topics identified by the Committee as within the scope and strategic plan of the Committee and ALC.

Committee Working Groups

Working Groups may be formed by the Board or the Committee for a determined timeframe as required to manage specific issues or policies. Working Group members can be appointed from within or outside the Council Membership. Please click on the links below to find out more about the Working Groups formed thus far.

Supply Chain Standards Working Group – Terms of Reference

Topics for FY11 – 12

National Ports Strategy and National Freight Network Plan

The Committee will continue to provide high level of engagement with Infrastructure Australia.

The Committee is also required to make submissions to Infrastructure Australia and the NTC on the National Ports Strategy and the National Freight Network Plan.

The National Freight Network Plan should set the agenda for all Australian Governments to ensure the appropriate regulatory environment, infrastructure and investment is in place to meet Australia’s freight needs.

In undertaking the above, the Committee will, but is not limited to, consulting with Council members, the Board and CEO.

Energy Efficiency

Monitor and engage in Government actions on the Report by the Prime Minister’s Task Group on Energy Efficiency.

Develop an ALC position on energy efficiency and the contribution by the freight transport and logistics industry to climate change and mitigation.

In undertaking the above, the Committee will, but is not limited to, consulting with Council members, the Board and CEO.

Advocacy Roles

Develop and implement and advocacy plan on the role of Infrastructure Australia within the freight transport and logistics industry.

In undertaking the above, the Committee will, but is not limited to, consulting with Council members, the Board and CEO.

Corporate Reporting

Produce a freight transport and logistics version of the Minerals Council of Australia Report utilising the Australian Minerals Industry’s Infrastructure Path to Prosperity as a best practice example. The report is to have a focus on the infrastructure requirements to support the national freight market. The report will be the next stage of the Councils’ 2008 publication – Infrastructure Programs for Addressing Supply Chain Blockages.

In undertaking the above, the Committee will, but is not limited to, consulting with Council members, the Board and CEO.

Capital City Strategic Planning Systems

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has agreed to national objectives and criteria for the future strategic planning of Australia’s capital cities. The Committee is responsible for ensuring the Capital City Strategic Planning Systems embed freight transport and logistics issues in the national objectives.

In undertaking the above, the Committee will, but is not limited to, consulting with Council members, the Board and CEO.