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  • Remote and Indigenous (Food) Supply Chain Study (RISCS) « Queensland Transport and Logistics Council
    Improving Freight Industry s Bottom Line Through Eco Practices QTLC Rail Forum Strengthening Queensland s Supply Chains Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Bill Introduced to QLD Parliament NHVR CEO Appointed QTLC Newsletter December Edition Sign up to Newsletter Email address Remote and Indigenous Food Supply Chain Study RISCS The cost of basic food items in Remote and Indigenous communities has been the driving motivation behind recent Commonwealth Parliamentary inquiries and Ministerial statements On January 7 2010 the Acting Premier of Queensland The Honourable Paul Lucas MP wrote to the Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships The Honourable Desley Boyle MP requesting that an Inter agency working group be established to develop options to alleviate the high cost of food The Department of Transport and Main Roads DTMR was invited to contribute to the working group in the area of Transport Infrastructure and Supply Chain analysis The RISCS project team is represented on the Inter agency working group by QTLC Secretary Mr Ray Merlehan who outlined the process of stakeholder consultation that had been initiated following representations made by DTMR in late 2009 on this issue The RISCS report was completed on time and on budget

    Original URL path: http://www.qtlc.com.au/remote-and-indigenous-food-supply-chain-study-riscs/ (2013-02-03)
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  • Real Time Traffic and Travel Information « Queensland Transport and Logistics Council
    and Travel Information A number of recent reports and studies have highlighted the importance of reducing congestion in terms of costs emissions and amenity The issue is well articulated in the recent Auditor General s Report which quoting BTRE figures suggest the congestion costs in Brisbane will exceed those of Melbourne and Sydney by 2020 QTLC member and Port of Brisbane Logistics Manager Mr Andrew Rankine is actively campaigning to highlight these issues and find solutions If congestion is seen as a problem for all road users it is a major problem for the freight sector he said The growing freight task contributes to increased levels of traffic and congestion especially in areas of concentrated freight activity where non productive dwell time on arterial roads is a rising cost component for all freight transport customers Travel times are expected to increase if a business as usual scenario is adopted if this is compounded by general operating cost increases the competitiveness of exporters and importers in Queensland will be adversely affected Whilst improved road infrastructure will help reduce congestion infrastructure on its own will not solve the problem The key is to use infrastructure more efficiently At a recent meeting convened by the QTLC the Department of Transport and Main Roads TMR and Queensland Motorways Limited QML outlined the options available through the use of an integrated webcam network There is already a significant amount of information available regarding the transport network in Queensland TMR is in the process of finalizing phase 1 of the re development of the 131940 website which was launched in July 2009 Redesign of home page and increased prominence of web camera images Map based depiction of incidents road works special events closures and limits Currently 52 cameras in South East Queensland Increase total to 100

    Original URL path: http://www.qtlc.com.au/real-time-traffic-and-travel-information/ (2013-02-03)
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