The Improving Road Transport for Forestry Project Survey aimed to identify road transport issues affecting the forestry sector across South Australia.
It targeted those working in the road transport sector related to the forest and forest product industry, to identify what the key issues affecting the sector are.
The survey helped identify impediments 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.
A new phase of the previous two improving road transport projects, it built on their success of which the reforms have resulted in at least $80 million in industry benefits.
The project is a partnership between PIRSA, Primary Producers SA, and the Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure.
The survey identified 32 issues from across the forestry industry, with some already resolved.
Survey responses included suggested infrastructure improvements and changes to specific intersections, as well as proposing wider considerations for productivity gains, workforce strategies and improvements to permit application processes.
Approximately 80% of the industry has contributed via the survey and other road transport consultation processes. 67% of the issues related to route access and first/last mile issues.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the survey.
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