Dairy Australia commissioned a study in 2016 to identify and prioritise transport infrastructure needs, and address supply chain efficiencies for the Australian dairy industry. The study was commissioned in response to industry suggestions, particularly from milk companies, that transport costs could be reduced across the supply chain, thereby increasing productivity growth and reducing costs. Farmers would benefit indirectly with savings passed on through farmgate milk prices.

Eight milk companies processing collectively more than 90% of Australia’s milk were consulted for the study, plus two transport companies.

This summary covers the study’s main findings, and includes additional information to inform industry responses from work undertaken by Infrastructure Australia, the CSIRO TRANSIT study, and the federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics.

For more information, please contact Claire Miller, Manager Policy Strategy, Dairy Australia, on 03 9694 3739 or