Focus on Freight: Enhancing Melbourne’s freight network

Efficient, reliable and low-cost freight transport is essential for Melbourne’s economy. It supports local businesses, boosts job creation, improves productivity and helps ensure timely delivery of goods.

But as Melbourne accommodates a larger population, more visitors and higher trade volumes to 2050 and beyond, protecting and enhancing the city’s freight network will be crucial.

The Committee is pleased to partner with the Port of Melbourne as we discuss the measures needed to ensure a seamless and sustainable freight network that can support Melbourne’s growth.

Guest speakers include Port of Melbourne’s Head of Planning, Andrew Varga, Melbourne Airport’s General Manager, Strategy, Justin Portelli, and Rail Freight Alliance’s CEO, Reid Mather.

Following the panel discussion, attendees have the opportunity to join us for a guided boat tour of the port (optional) and see first-hand its role in linking Victorian industries with the national and global economy.

When: Tuesday 22 November 2022
Time: 1:30pm for a 2pm start & Boat Tour 3:30pm to 5pm

Please note this is a member only and Chatham House Rule event.

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