Improving the land transport of dangerous goods

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We are exploring ways to improve the consistency and efficiency of regulating the land transport of dangerous goods. 

Background

In June 2020, the NTC released an issues paper for public consultation which provides an overview of the legislative framework for the land transport of dangerous goods by road and rail in Australia.

The paper summarises the process implemented by states and territories to adopt the Australian Dangerous Goods Code and explores potential improvements that could be considered to promote the consistent implementation of the Code’s requirements.

Next steps

In November 2020, ministers endorsed the NTC's six-goal action plan designed to improve the consistency and efficiency of regulating the land transport of dangerous goods, including a full review of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

The NTC will work collaboratively with regulators and industry to progress the recommendations and actions.

Contact us

Project manager Debra Kirk
Contact email dkirk@ntc.gov.au

Timeline

June 2020
Consulting on issues
July 2020
Developing options
August 2020
Consulting on options
September 2020
Preparing recommendations for ministers
November 2020
Delivering advice to ministers