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The FLCWA is working with its members as well as the wider transport and logistics industry and Government in the challenges into the resilience of supply chains into and out of WA as well as within the state.

Each has a role to play in ensuring supply chains work efficiently and can withstand disruption. When disruption occurs, a collaborative approach is required from government and industry to restore links and the flow of goods and services.

Supply chain resilience is usually seen through the prism of disruption by weather events.  Issues include:

  • Developing infrastructure that can withstand greater severity of weather.
  • Developing alternate routes or modes of transport.
  • Developing better rapid recovery plans.

Supply chain resilience also needs to be considered in terms of meeting the needs of the State’s growing and changing economy into the future.
Issues include:

  • Identifying supply chain weaknesses for the future economy.
  • What infrastructure will be required.
  • Understanding how national and international supply chains impact on intrastate supply chains and how to lever off these changes.
  • Logistics warehouse and distribution centres capacity and the impacts on supply chains.
  • Relationships between air, sea and land freight modes.
  • AI, cybersecurity, emerging technology.
  • Transitioning the freight sector to zero emissions.

Workforce Skills & Shortages

Workforce skills and shortages is challenging the freight and logistics industry nationally and in the state. It is part of a wider shortage across many sectors. A great deal of work is being undertaken at the national and state levels to address these issues.

The FLCWA has been collaborating with government agencies and the freight and logistics sector to:

  • Identify key issues and the risk to the freight and logistics industry
  • Provide advice and assist in the development of strategies to address the shortages challenges
  • Support to implement strategies.

Decarbonisation of the Freight Sector

The FLCWA has been involved in the State Government’s Sectorial Emissions Reduction Strategy (SERS) through collaboration with the Department of Transport (DoT) which is leading the Government’s transport component of SERS.

This is through assisting DoT to engage with the road freight sector, principally the medium to smaller transport organisations on the pathway to transition to non-fossil fuel vehicles.


The Westport program is planning for a new container port in Kwinana.  The FLCWA is has been an active player on Westport’s Supply Chain Industry Reference Group which has provided important perspectives in landside logistics for road and rail supply chains to the new port.

The objective is to ensure land based links to the proposed port have the capacity to meet projected freight moving into and out of the new port.  This includes:

  • Optimisation of freight movement to achieve the efficient flow of freight with volumes of containers.
  • Protection of road and rail supply chains to inland points.
  • Resilience for future freight growth.
  • Identifying supply chain efficiencies for future operations.

The Council continues to provide advice and expertise to the Westport program.

Infrastructure Investment

Providing strategic input on freight and logistics infrastructure needs, including into the Infrastructure WA (IWA) process, and encouraging the development and introduction of policies that best deliver those needs.

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