Principal Freight Network - Review

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Container trucks and cars on M1 freeway heading towards Wet Gate Bridge and Geelong

The Principal Freight Network (PFN) is the strategic network of freight places and connecting road and rail corridors facilitating the efficient, safe, sustainable and economic movement of freight in Victoria.

The purpose of the PFN review is to update and reflect changes to freight movement, population changes, changes to the transport network, and a range of freight places and connecting corridors to enable future growth of the freight task on the Victorian transport network by:

  • GUIDING future transport network and land use planning and infrastructure investment to ensure consideration and prioritisation of freight.
  • PROTECTING the principal freight network and future capacity of this network through appropriate legislation, planning scheme and policy provisions.
  • INTEGRATING multi-modal supply chains and end-to-end supply chains to achieve productivity gains and industry competitiveness.

The Department of Transport is seeking stakeholder input to comprehensively update the PFN. You have been sent this link so you can provide feedback on a range of proposed additions and deletions prior to the release of an updated PFN in early 2021.

Here you'll find a summary fact sheet including assessment criteria and FAQs all designed to help you provide your feedback through Social pinpoint.


The Principal Freight Network (PFN) is the strategic network of freight places and connecting road and rail corridors facilitating the efficient, safe, sustainable and economic movement of freight in Victoria.

The purpose of the PFN review is to update and reflect changes to freight movement, population changes, changes to the transport network, and a range of freight places and connecting corridors to enable future growth of the freight task on the Victorian transport network by:

  • GUIDING future transport network and land use planning and infrastructure investment to ensure consideration and prioritisation of freight.
  • PROTECTING the principal freight network and future capacity of this network through appropriate legislation, planning scheme and policy provisions.
  • INTEGRATING multi-modal supply chains and end-to-end supply chains to achieve productivity gains and industry competitiveness.

The Department of Transport is seeking stakeholder input to comprehensively update the PFN. You have been sent this link so you can provide feedback on a range of proposed additions and deletions prior to the release of an updated PFN in early 2021.

Here you'll find a summary fact sheet including assessment criteria and FAQs all designed to help you provide your feedback through Social pinpoint.