Why belong to SEATS – South East Australian Transport Strategy Inc.?
First and foremost, SEATS membership gives a collective voice to all levels of Government to show the South East region of Australia is working as one to improve transport infrastructure.
It provides a united and co-operative front with diverse inputs to the many issues of transport infrastructure affecting our region. That gives our members confidence in espousing issues of local and regional interest to Government.
It means issues are not looked at in isolation, but are viewed from a wider perspective encompassing New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT.
SEATS is the paramount organisation to make these cross border issues uppermost in the minds of all Governments. SEATS was recognised by the Federal Government at the 2004 Regional Roads Conference as being a significant group with a wide interstate role to play in advancing regional roads and other transport infrastructure issues.
Industry benefits from being able to advise SEATS on issues of importance to the, such as ‘weight of loads’ issues, use of highways and byways by B Doubles, and other matters of interest.
Bega Cheese sees SEATS’ Benefits
Bega Cheese chairman Barry Irvin praised the value of industry membership of SEATS.
“It’s essential for industry to be involved with SEATS to ensure everyone recognises each other’s transport needs and to ensure information is disseminated to all those involved,” Mr Irvin said.
Bega Cheese sends over 900 trucks a year out of Bega in south eastern NSW – 560 to Melbourne and 360 to Sydney. This will increase as Bega Cheese expands.
It has the largest cheese cutting, packaging and processing plant in the southern hemisphere, employs over 500, and exports to 53 countries.
SEATS Membership Grows
SEATS membership is open to all local councils, industry and organisations interested in improving transport infrastructure in south eastern Australia.
The more members involved in this work, the more pressure we can exert on State and Federal Government. It gives our members confidence in espousing issues of local and regional interest to Government.
Please contact SEATS CEO, John Duscher for more details on becoming a member and membership rates.