Sunday, July 18, 2021

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) join the Container Transport Alliance (CTAA) in acknowledging the intervention by NSW Ministers for Transport and Regional Transport Andrew Constance and Paul Toole, in conjunction with their senior advisers and senior Transport for NSW (TfNSW) officials.

Following last night's member notice, further clarity is now available in terms of operational impacts associated with restrictions pertaining to the (LGAs) of Fairfield, Liverpool and Canterbury-Bankstown including: 
  • a full listing of the expanded category of "authorised workers";
  • obligations of "authorised workers" residing in the three LGAs; and
  • obligations of businesses employing  "authorised workers" residing in the three LGAs.
Further detail is available HERE

In terms of authorised workers, we are delighted to advise that our advocacy has contributed to an expanded definition within the Public Health Order (Reference 27,28,29,30,31 "Transport, postal and warehousing"): 
  • seaport and airport operations;
  • freight, logistics, postal, courier or delivery services - including food logistics, delivery and grocery fulfilment;
  • export supply chain operators;
  • distribution of food, groceries and sanitary products for sale by supermarkets, grocery shops or other shops that predominantly sell food or drinks; and
  • warehousing
Full reference list of Authorised Workers is available HERE

We also note Reference 20 "Agriculture - biosecurity and food safety personnel undertaking critical duties" – we are engaging with industry colleagues and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to determine operational impacts in the three LGAs and Greater Sydney with details to be incorporated into an imminent departmental Industry Advice Notice (IAN).
Should require further detail, please do not hesitate to contact me direct on this important matter at or 0408280123.

Your feedback will also be used as a part of our commitment to collaborate with Transport for NSW in the compilation of a formal Frequently Asked Questions page.

Paul Zalai - Director FTA | Secretariat APSA | Director GSF