About the Queensland
Transport and Logistics Council

As the peak freight transport and logistics advisory body to government, the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council (QTLC) is committed to representing industry to influence policy, regulation, infrastructure planning and investment to achieve sustainable and productive supply chains.

The Queensland Government recognises that a more strategic supply chain focus is required to adequately manage the freight task in Queensland and to deliver acceptable outcomes to Government and Industry which complement the national freight agenda.

Freight already accounts for 18.3% of Queensland’s State Domestic Product and projected freight growth points to an urgent need to develop a formal structure which allows government, industry and the community to make timely and appropriate investment decisions for the medium and long term.

The QTLC is jointly funded by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT).

In accordance with the Commonwealth Government’s Nation Building the QTLC funding is conditional upon meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the national transport reform agenda
  • Provide advice on freight and logistics issues from an industry perspective, and contribute to public policy debate
  • Contribute to identifying and addressing impediments to efficiency within Australia’s transport supply chains
  • Pursue general research areas identified in the Australian Freight Council Network Activity Guide
  • Develop a program of works for each financial year

State Government funding is based on the ability of the QTLC, and it’s associated Working Groups, to meet the following KPI’s:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the actions outlined in the Integrated Freight Strategy for Queensland no named Moving Freight.
  • Adopting a proactive approach in contributing to the freight agenda within Queensland, through the development and progression of various working papers and reports that will document the various freight and logistics issues for both industry and government.

The activities of the Council and Board are supported by three working groups focusing on key issues relating to:

  • Infrastructure and Planning
  • Access and Regulation
  • Intermodal

The Access and Regulation Working Group participates in the facilitation of regulatory consistencies and increased freight efficiencies by contributing to innovative solutions that enable access to the freight network, in particular the ‘last mile’, for High Productivity Vehicles and Performance Based Standards (PBS) approved vehicles.

The Infrastructure and Planning Working Group identifies opportunities to improve the whole supply chain and recommends infrastructure investment priorities, planning alignment and reform to address productivity impediments.

Finally, the Intermodal Working Group applies a truly intermodal approach to develop integrated solutions to improve overall supply chain performance and productivity.