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Public forum outcomes: short version

The National Remote and Regional Transport Infrastructure and Services Forum in Alice Springs saw 120 representatives from the transport industry, government and the community representatives agree to actions to address the unique transport issues faced in remote and regional Australia across the priority areas of Infrastructure, Services, and Regulation.

Most of the debate at the forum was based on a public forum discussion paper which was provided to delegates.

At the forum, two working group sessions comprised the main part of the forum.

The groups identified issues, challenges, opportunities and solutions for Infrastructure, Services and Regulation.

The forum confirmed that the remote and regional areas of Australia drive economic growth in Australia as a whole, and require targeted approaches to transport infrastructure investment, service delivery and regulation to improve productivity and unlock economic growth.

The information from the forum will be used to develop a National Remote and Regional Transport Strategy.

In September 2014, stakeholders were provided a further opportunity to add to the forum outcomes and offer additional solutions to remote and regional transport issues.

Although feedback on the forum outcomes closed on 2 October 2014, we are always open to ideas on potential solutions for remote and regional transport issues.

You can submit your ideas to policy.transport@nt.gov.au. All feedback will help inform the development of the Strategy.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017