The road and rail corridor connecting Burnie and Hobart is part of the National Land Transport Network. It connects regional producers to a number of Tasmania’s ports, and producers depend on it to bring goods to market at competitive prices. The corridor is forecast to carry 35% more freight by 2034–35, compared to 2014–15 volumes.
Given the corridor’s importance to Tasmania’s transport network, there is a need to ensure its future efficiency and reliability.
In 2017, the Tasmanian Government released the Burnie to Hobart Freight Corridor Strategy to guide future planning and investment along the corridor. The strategy aims to ensure freight performance standards are maintained and enhanced over the long term, in line with freight demand, user needs and emerging challenges.