The proposed project aims to visualise future freight demands for agricultural commodities in kilotonnes originating from the Namoi region. This visualisation will rely on the actual projections made by Transport for NSW at the SA3-level and their downscaled estimations at the LGA level. The downscaling process will utilise a linear proportional estimation based on the available total production data for such commodities from ABS/DPI.
Secondly, the project will conduct a connectivity analysis of the LGAs within the region in relation to the NSW Oversize/ Overmass/ Heavy Vehicles Network guidelines/routes. This analysis will provide valuable insights into the accessibility of the LGAs for Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles and Heavy Vehicles, as well as offer a clear understanding of existing infrastructure gaps that hinder connectivity and freight movements.