DDSW Qld Mayors agree to proceed with freight network study

The 10-member Darling Downs and South West Queensland (DDSWQ) Council of Mayors has agreed to proceed with a CSIRO freight analysis study which is designed to offer councils data to better inform funding applications for road infrastructure upgrades.

DDSWQ Council of Mayors chair and Toowoomba Region Mayor Cr Paul Antonio said the CSIRO proposal would provide an evidence-based analysis approach which was likely to result in greater funding success for vital road infrastructure upgrades.

“Highlighting the most important roads to consider for funding, based on freight data, will ensure local authorities and the state government avoid duplication and work collaboratively to plan upgrades for key freight routes,” Mayor Antonio said after the Cunnamulla meeting. (March 25)

“The councils agreed to proceed with a review of the freight routes, which is a step forward.

“The Mayors were pleased to hear about progress on the Ernst & Young stage three feasibility report into prospective capacity upgrades to the Western and West Moreton rail lines that feed into the planned Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail route.

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