Focus on Freight - growing local communities

The freight industry contributes $66 billion to our state economy each year. NSW road freight volumes are projected to grow by 39% between 2016 and 2036, from 288m tonnes per annum in 2016 to 400m tonnes per annum in 2036.

To best meet growing demand, improved road freight transport options need to be adopted. These include higher productivity vehicles that are safer, more productive and more sustainable.

Gobbagombalin Bridge Wagga Wagga
Gobbagombalin Bridge Wagga Wagga

Updates and announcements

In 2019, Roads and Maritime Services is holding a series of two-day Focus on Freight events across NSW. The first will be held in the Hunter region on 8-9 May and will consist of:

Day 1: a heavy vehicle demonstration day featuring live circuit demonstrations of higher productivity vehicles in operation, as well as static displays and information about technical improvements making the modern fleet safer, more productive and more sustainable.  

Day 2: a series of technical sessions and workshops with local government, industry representatives and Roads and Maritime staff.

Focus on Freight event days

The Focus on Freight initiative has been designed to increase awareness of the road freight task in NSW and the importance of higher productivity vehicles in delivering that task to achieve safer, productive and sustainable community outcomes.

This event will provide you with an understanding of why and how freight is moved by road, highlight the road safety benefits of these vehicles and demonstrate how different types of vehicles negotiate our roads.

These events will be held at various locations throughout our regions and will provide an opportunity to strengthen industry relationships, identify practical solutions that optimise network connectivity and achieve better freight outcomes.

Focus on Freight infographic


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