Five Industry Changes This Week

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An artist’s impression of how the completed Mount Ousley interchange will look. Image: TfNSW

This week has seen multiple significant developments in the transport and logistics industry. From leadership changes and innovative trials to major infrastructure investments, these updates reflect the dynamic nature of the sector. Here are five key changes that have taken place.

EVC Appoints Interim CEO Following Leader Departure

The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) has appointed Samantha Johnson as the interim CEO after the resignation of Behyad Jafari. Johnson will focus on refreshing the organisation and recruiting a permanent CEO.

Queensland Announces QFES Low-Emissions Truck Trial

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) will trial low-emission trucks to reduce the environmental impact of their fleet. This initiative aims to integrate sustainable practices into emergency response operations

JD Refrigerated Transport Appoints New General Manager

JD Refrigerated Transport has appointed a new General Manager, Chris Lowndes, to enhance operational efficiency and strategic growth. This change aims to strengthen the company’s leadership team and improve service delivery.

Extra $72m Locked in for Mount Ousley Interchange

The Mount Ousley interchange in NSW has received an additional $72 million investment, making it a high-priority project. This brings the total funding to $390 million, with major works expected to start in late 2024 and completion anticipated in four years. The project aims to improve freight efficiency and safety with new heavy vehicle bypass lanes, safety ramps, and improved access between key roads.

$65.5 Million to Upgrade Central Coast Highway

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The Australian and NSW governments have allocated $65.5 million to upgrade the Central Coast Highway between Wamberal and Bateau Bay. This project aims to alleviate traffic congestion by replacing the intersection roundabout with traffic lights and widening the highway to two lanes in each direction. The upgrade is expected to improve traffic flow, reduce delays, and enhance safety for all road users. The Australian Government has committed $52.4 million towards this project.

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