Issue: The biggest impediment to improving the efficiency of our freight network is Sydney. When Sydney logistics doesn’t work – Australia doesn’t work as Sydney often acts as a bottleneck in the freight network which impedes national freight efficiency.
ALC position: A number of measures and initiatives have been identified by ALC to improve freight efficiency in Sydney, particularly around Port Botany where ALC would like to see greater investment in port infrastructure, steps to reduce land side congestion and measures to address access issues. ALC also supports the construction of a second Sydney airport at Badgery’s Creek to add price competition to the Sydney air freight market; to meet rising levels of demand and to address congestion issues around Kingsford Smith. We also advocate for greater use of high productivity vehicles on the Hume Highway to achieve greater efficiencies on the Melbourne to Sydney corridor.