EP Grower Meeting - Minnipa
14 February 2018
GPSA will be hitting the road to the Eyre Peninsula later this month to meet with growers regarding transport issues in the region.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and Genesee & Wyoming Australia have partnered to prepare a business case to consider the Eyre Peninsula railway network. DPTI is also developing an EP Transport Study in parallel to look at broader issues.
The study will investigate:
- The economic viability of the Eyre Peninsula rail network and examine the infrastructure investment required to upgrade the network to support future rail freight operations.
- The potential to rejuvenate the existing rail network to meet export needs, modelling the cost of alternative supply chain options, and the impact of proposed regional port infrastructure projects.
GPSA is a member of the Key Stakeholder Reference Group which provides an opportunity for growers to provide feedback into the study.
Growers can provide feedback by completing an online survey (details below) or by attending one of the grower meetings GPSA is hosting in February.
Meeting attendees will also get a chance to hear from National Heavy Vehicle Regulator representatives on new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws.
Primary producers using heavy road transport have specific obligations to ensure safety by preventing a breach of law under the CoR. New CoR laws are coming in mid-2018 that align more closely with workplace health and safety laws.
NHVR representatives will attend the grower meetings on Eyre Peninsula to provide more information on how these new laws will affect your business.
The Minnipa meeting will take place on 14 February from 11am until 12 noon at the Minnipa Ag Centre prior to the EPARF Pulse Workshop.
Details: Contact Amanda Bridge on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 734 884