Regional Freight Transport Plan

This project was initiated by REROC to investigate the freight infrastructure network from a regional perspective.  The implementation of integrated transport solutions for the Region is an overriding goal of the project and to that end REROC has reviewed both the rail and road transport networks that service the eastern Riverina region.

Click here to view an interactive map (opens in a new tab, the mapping operates best when opened in Chrome). To view different features on the map click on the folders in the left hand panel to switch mapping layers on and off. Click the link below to see the written plan in pdf format.

In the past councils have been concerned with road and rail movements within their own local government boundaries, this project considers the bigger picture, identifying regional issues that impact on efficient and effective freight movements from within and through the eastern Riverina region.  To that end a study of the movement of vehicles and infrastructure needs from a regional basis has been undertaken. In undertaking this task REROC has identified the Freight Routes of Regional Significance; these routes have been identified in the following categories:

  1. National and State Roads

  2. Regional Roads

  3. Local Roads

In preparing this Plan, REROC has consulted extensively with its member councils and has also consulted with industry representatives, Transport for NSW and the NSW RMS.

The first stage of the Plan required detailed mapping that linked industry sources to destinations.  These infrastructure links were examined to determine blockages or hindrances to the efficient movement of freight, which allowed REROC to identify the Region’s corridor constraints. 

At the outset REROC committed to the utilisation of spatial data technologies to map the outcomes of the project, consequently the final outcomes are available in report form as well as on-line as maps, use the link above to view the interactive map.

The Plan is intended to identify the significant constraints impacting on the delivery of freight solutions in the region and to that end a matrix of weighted factors were developed to assist in assessing the overall impact of each corridor constraint. Members utilised the matrix to assess and score each constraint, the score determined the level of priority given by the Plan to the constraint. As a result of this analysis the measures required to alleviate these corridor constraints were then identified and costed.