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.
Improving Road Transport for Forestry
A new phase of the previous two improving road transport projects, the Improving Road Transport for Forestry Project identified road transport issues affecting the forestry sector across South Australia.
The survey aimed to uncover the obstacles to road freight productivity along the forest and forest products supply chain, including the movement of forestry machinery in all forest production areas of the state.
- Survey results - Road transport issues in the agriculture industry ()
- 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
- Forestry industry transport survey yields early results - 9 April 2019
- Forestry industry asked to have their say about road transport in SA - 20 September 2018
- 'Missing link' completed to boost freight productivity - 18 May 2018
- Transport project reaps $80 million in industry benefits - 15 February 2018
- Project update - 10 October 2017
- Tenders called for Lobethal freight route - 8 September 2017
- SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvements - 25 May 2017
- Stage 2 of 90-day transport project begins as first stage reaps millions in benefits - 4 April 2017
- 90-day transport project reaps $56m in benefits as work starts on Eudunda bypass - 15 March 2017
- Night movement allowed for oversize agricultural vehicles - 10 August 2016
- State Government finding solutions to agricultural transport issues - 31 March 2016