The multi-million-dollar investment in the northern Australia cattle roads was included in the 2015 Federal Budget earlier this year.
Australia’s beef industry injects billions of dollars into the national economy and investing in key infrastructure to help make it more efficient will boost our national—and local—prosperity, Feedback from industry players is an essential part of getting the best result possible,” Said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss in a statement.
“Transporting livestock to market in northern Australia involves both significant time and cost. Our competitiveness will be improved by putting dollars into infrastructure projects that reduce operating costs and improve reliability for freight operators.”
The roundtable in Rockhampton is the first of three proposed meetings held in northern Australia, with the remaining two to be held in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.