10 Oct '12, 4am

Historic win for NSW meat and livestock industry: Minister for Roads and Ports announces new livestock loading scheme

Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay has announced the introduction of a new livestock loading scheme aimed at increasing freight productivity and generating jobs in the NSW meat and livestock industry. “We have a mantra in Government; that is, for NSW to be Number One again, we need to get it moving again – by road, rail, sea and air,” Mr Gay said. “This reform lifts livestock transport and loading in NSW to a competitive playing field with schemes long-used in other states; notably by our key competitors in Queensland and Victoria. “For 16 years, the NSW meat and livestock industry asked successive State Labor governments for a scheme to allow it to transport comparable weights with other states, and for 16 years these industry pleas fell on deaf ears. “I have looked forward to making this announcement, it’s the single biggest policy I’ve announced for the state’s far...

Full article: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/historic-w...

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