FLCWA Update – May 15

The Federal Budget release for 2021-22 highlights for the WA Logistics Sector and the strategic partnership with Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds

Federal Budget 2021-22

This week saw the release of the 2021-22 Federal Budget.

Relevant to the Freight and Logistics Industry of WA, the Federal Government has outlined an additional $160.0 million for the WA Agricultural Supply Chain Improvements, therefore, bolstering the recent State Government funding for the Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy.

In line with the current UDCMP project underway with the FLCWA, the federal government has announced an additional $28.6 million over four years from 2021-22 to deliver initiatives as part of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. Funding includes $16.5 million over four years from 2021-22 (including $6.5 million in capital funding over two years from 2021-22) to establish a National Freight Data Hub to enhance the collection and access to freight data across all modes to support day-to-day operations, improve infrastructure and transport network investment and other decisions, enable end-to-end performance evaluation for Australia’s freight system and $12.1 million over three years from 2021-22 for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to fund engineering assessments for local government-owned road networks.

Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds

In our most recent Freight and Logistics Council of WA meeting, Naomi Fraunenfelder (Chair of Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds (HHTS)) provided the council with a presentation and outline of the current progress of the HHTS.

Mental Health in the logistics sector is an important discussion that the Council has now become a strategic partner with HHTS to provide collaboration of the Logistics industry across the State of Western Australia.

Take the time to visit the HHTS website and download a copy of the HHTS Mental Health and Wellbeing Roadmap to assist your business and your workers in Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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