National Remote and Regional Transport Strategy
On 6 November 2015, the Transport and Infrastructure Council (the Council) approved the National Remote and Regional Transport Strategy (the Strategy) PDF: 917 KB , which outlines high level actions that seek to address the significant transport challenges faced in remote and regional Australia. The Council noted the Strategy aligns with the Australian Government's vision for developing northern Australia and acknowledged the collaboration and consultation between governments and key stakeholders in developing and finalising the Strategy. The Council will be provided with annual updates on the implementation of the Strategy.
On 22 May 2014, the Northern Territory hosted the National Remote and Regional Transport Infrastructure and Services Forum in Alice Springs, attended by 120 industry, government and community representatives from all areas of Australia.
Following the Forum, the Council agreed for the Northern Territory to lead the development of the National Remote and Regional Transport Strategy, in collaboration with the governments of South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and the Commonwealth.
In May 2015, the draft Strategy was released for public consultation, which provided stakeholders with the opportunity to submit feedback on the draft Strategy and its proposed actions. This feedback helped to inform the development of the final Strategy.