The Improving Road Transport for Primary Production project aimed to improve efficiency in South Australia's agricultural transport industry.
Building on the success and momentum of the first 90 Day Improving Road Transport for the Agriculture Industry Project, it aimed to identify any remaining issues to improve productivity such as route extensions and last mile access.
A second survey was conducted in 2017 to further identify any remaining issues to improve productivity such as route extensions and last mile access.
As a result of the project reforms to date, industry has estimated the benefits flowing to transport operators and primary producers to have more than doubled from the original estimate of $36 million in 2016 to now be at least $80 million, and is expected to rise.
The 90 day Improving Road Transport project is a partnership between Primary Producers SA, PIRSA and the Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure.
Survey 2 results
Almost 500 people responded to the survey, identifying 90 issues related to road transport issues in the agriculture industry.
A number of issues raised in the survey had already been addressed as a result of the first project (duplicates). In addition, other minor access and maintenance issued have been referred to local councils.
- Brochure - Improving Road Transport for Primary Production ()
- Expansion map ()
- Status Update - Delivery Outcomes for South Australia report ()
- SA projects completed webmap ()
- A modern transport system for agriculture – a new partnership approach report ()
- RAVnet - an interactive online map system that displays approved heavy vehicle route networks in South Australia.
News and Media releases
- Transport project reaps $80 million in industry benefits - media release 15 February 2017
- Project update - 10 October 2017
- Productivity benefits to flow from improved heavy vehicle access - media release 20 September 2017
- Tenders called for Lobethal freight route - media release 8 September 2017
- SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvements - media release 25 May 2017
- Stage 2 of 90-day transport project begins as first stage reaps millions in benefits - media release 4 April 2017
- 90-day transport project reaps $56m in benefits as work starts on Eudunda bypass - media release 15 March 2017
- Tender awarded for Copper Coast roundabout in almost $40m package of works - media release 7 March 2017
- Night movement allowed for oversize agricultural vehicles - media release 10 August 2016
- State Government finding solutions to agricultural transport issues - media release 31 March 2016