In October 2013 last year, the Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee inquire and report on options to incentivise the agricultural and livestock industry to utilise rail.

To investigate these options the committee is consulting with key industry groups and through written submissions and a series of public hearings.

The QTLC’s submission to the Inquiry drew on the content in its Strengthening Queensland’s Supply Chains Report, which was submitted to government in May 2012.

The submission reinforced many of the key messages contained within the report, such as the importance of robust data collection, fit for task infrastructure, strategically located intermodal terminals, the value of a dedicated rail freight corridor and the importance of above rail competition.

To view a copy of the QTLC submission CLICK HERE.

The Committee will report back to the House with its findings by 10 June 2014.