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Better information will allow the NTC and policy makers around Australia, to design and implement reforms to improve the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia’s transport systems.

Who moves what where (project work complete)

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Purpose

Who moves what where seeks to better inform future planning and policy development by filling information gaps about the market structure of transport operators – road and rail, passenger and freight.

Better information will allow the NTC and policy makers around Australia, to design and implement reforms to improve the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia’s transport systems.

Next steps

This was a two year project which commenced in November 2015 and was completed in November 2017. We prepared a Who moves what where information paper in August 2016, to update and improve knowledge about the Australian land transport industry.

We then released a discussion paper in January 2017 – it proposed ways to address the current information gaps identified in the Information paper and improve the way information is collected, shared and utilised.

Suggested areas of improvement within our report focus on further developing existing open data policies and national comparisons and supply chain data sharing. The recommendations are designed to significantly improve advice to ministers about reforms related to charges, energy consumption, congestion, infrastructure investment market structures and economic impacts. The Transport and Infrastructure Council endorsed the project outcomes report at its November 2017 meeting.

Background

The transport and logistics industry is one of the key drivers of the Australian economy. However, there is a lack of strategic, comprehensive information about passenger and freight movements on road and rail in Australia.

Recognising that without complete and comparable information about passenger and freight movements on road and rail government and industry cannot get the best planning and reform outcomes, the Transport and Infrastructure Council endorsed the business case for the Who moves what where project on 6 November 2015.

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Project Manager Melissa O'Brien
Last Updated: 7/12/2017