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"Integrated, Efficient and Safe Movement of Freight"




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3-5 years


5-10 years


Establishment of a State Owned Company to own and operate rail


Develop 10 year rail strategy




Coordinate road delivery across 3 levels of government


Investigate options to privatise rail operations

Regional Integrated Transport Plans(Southern, Northern, Cradle Coast)


Review Transport Policy


Implement commercial model for delivery of roads - across State and council roads


Assess upgrade Brooker Highway to 3 lanes

20 year Midland Highway Strategy


Develop Tasmanian Freight Strategy


Cost reflective road and rail pricing


Completion Bagdad Bypass

State Infrastructure Planning System (SIPS) established


Complete Regional Freight Strategies


Review Regional Integrated Transport Plans (Southern, Northern, Cradle Coast)


New Bridgewater Bridge

Strategic Asset Management Plan


Tasmanian Ports Strategy


Major intersection upgrades, Brooker Highway


Bell Bay Intermodal  expansion completed ($150M) (subject to Federal Government funding)

Tasmanian Corridor Strategy


Review road safety strategy and annual road safety action plans (0-10 years)


Completion of Brighton Bypass


Completion of upgrades, Batman/Frankford East/Birralee freight corridor (subject to Federal Government funding)

Southern Tasmanian National Transport Network Investment Program (2007-15) in place


Introduce Intelligent Access Program across truck fleet


Initial upgrades for Batman/Frankford East/Birralee freight corridor (IA submission)


Major intersection upgrades, Brooker Highway

North East Freight Strategy


Illawarra Main Road upgrade


Commonwealth funding for roads/rail of $500.6M  to 2012-13 secured


Rail capital upgrades - $134.4M (0-5 years) including Melba Line upgrade


Upgrade rail rolling stock


Expenditure on rail to date (null)
Capital $44M, Maintenance $8.5M

Complete Brooker Highway Transport Plan (null)


Rail maintenance - $4M pa (0-5 years)


Rail realignments on North-South line - $31.6M and at Rhyndaston -$24M (0-5 years)


Assess Burnie Port upgrade as key bulk goods port with roll on-roll off capacity 


Melba line upgrades to support mining growth


Bell Bay port realign rail access


Upgrade of Midland Highway


Murchison Highway upgrades


North East Freight road upgrades ($42M)


Improvement to Mount Black road section ($6M)


Assess Richmond Heavy Vehicle link road 


Benefits for all Tasmanians

  • Improved road networks
  • Safe, efficient rail operations
  • Restored customer confidence in rail network
  • Adequate maintenance funding for road and rail infrastructure


Strategy & Planning


(null) = completed