NTC seeks submissions to inform a National Land Transport Productivity Framework

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is seeking input from transport operators, associations and government bodies to help the NTC develop a new framework that will help define and measure Australia's land transport productivity.

The framework would help governments and industry keep track of Australia's land transport productivity performance and help governments make better laws and regulations, infrastructure investment decisions and operational improvements to Australia's transport network, according to CEO of the NTC Paul Retter.  The framework will also give industry decision-makers better information to help them make the best possible operational and business investment decisions, he added.

The NTC is asking relevant stakeholders to answer a range of questions to help develop the framework including:

  • What factors should be included?
  • Can current productivity measures be applied and do we need to supplement them?
  • How should the information be collected and presented?
  • How would you use the productivity framework?

The NTC has released an Issues Paper and stakeholders can make a submission via the NTC's website until Thursday 6 October 2016.  The framework will be presented to transport ministers at the Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting scheduled for November 2017.