Information about the Role of Government in Rail Freight Investment discussion paper.
In 2012-13, Australian railways carried over 1 billion tonnes of freight and moved more than 850 million passengers.
Australia's rail freight industry, worth $7.5 billion, helps economies get their goods to market and local communities thrive. The industry is expected to grow 90 per cent between 2010 and 2030.
Enhancements to freight productivity will be essential to ensure we can meet the increasing demand for transport from a growing, aging and urbanising population. Better productivity will help us grow our national economy and deliver better safety and environmental outcomes.Last Updated: 13/8/2015