This is the final report of the MITEZ group — an alliance of Mt Isa and Townsville local industries and communities — on the development of a long- term, integrated plan for key freight infrastructure for the Mount Isa to Townsville supply chain.
In 2011 Infrastructure Australia challenged the MITEZ group to bring together all parties in that supply chain — road, rail and port owners and operators, as well as many mining, agricultural and manufacturing freight customers and the local communities of the region — to examine the future demand for and supply of crucial freight infrastructure in the supply chain for the long term.
The 50–year plan set out in this report is the result of that process. It is intended to secure present and future supply chain planning and investment priorities and also bring the Mount Isa to Townsville Supply Chain to much greater prominence, thereby attracting a level of investor and public policy attention that is more in keeping with this nationally-significant freight task.
This final report presents findings and practical recommendations to bring about transparent, coordinated and timely planning and investment in the supply chain into the future.
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