Queensland is the most disaster-impacted state in Australia. Since the establishment of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) in 2011, our state has been impacted by 60 significant natural disaster events resulting in loss of life and billions of dollars of damage to public infrastructure. QRA ensures the efficient and effective coordination of natural disaster reconstruction efforts across Queensland and has administered more than $14.4 billion in restoration funding under the Natura...
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) was the biggest event held in Australia in over a decade. The City of Gold Coast (the City) transport responsibilities for GC2018 were to get the transport network ready to facilitate the required Games overlay (including significant capital and maintenance upgrades) and then – most importantly from the City point of view – keep the Gold Coast moving during the event. This included: - Preparing businesses and residents for the impacts of the Gam...
Downer PipeTech Presentation
The Yamala Enterprise Area (YEA) incorporating the CQ Inland Port (CQIP) is a transformative regional initiative including the development of an Intermodal Facility and supporting feeder road network. Located 22km east of Emerald with 360ha of land zoned ‘special industry’ and a further 1,640ha of land zoned ‘industry investigation’. The $100m project will be realised through investment from the Central Highlands Regional Council, GrainCorp, private proponents, Commonwealth and Queensland Gov...
Since the 1990’s, after a natural disaster councils around Australia have been used to obtaining funding for reconstruction of roads, bridges and other assets from the State and Federal Governments through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Agreement (NDRRA) administered by Queensland Reconstruction Authority. From 1st November 2018, a new agreement comes into force: ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement’ (DRFA). This presentation will focus primarily on Category B measures ‘Emergency ...
The New England Highway between Warwick and Wallangarra was rated a 2 – 3 star from the AusRap Safety Star rating 2013. This means that 46% of this network or approximately 48km has been deemed “not very safe” from a driving perspective. In 2014 through Safer Road Sooner funding, Darling Downs District implemented some of the first Wide Centreline Treatment (WCLT) works which were in directed response to a number of fatalities. The location of (WCLT) works were completed on sections of road w...
The subject of my paper today is data validation and condition assessment of Council stormwater assets. We all know that Councils are subject to a wide range of statutory regulations, standards and controls but c’mon that stuff is a little on the “yawn” side. I’ll let you in on a little secret, what Council’s really want to know is, where their assets really are and what condition they are in. And that’s where Proterra come in. We are a regionally based, privately-owned consultancy that provi...
Over the last 10 years Mackay Regional Council has been actively improving its maintenance management systems for the delivery of unsealed road surface condition and gravel pavement services across its unsealed road network. The Mackay region has 915km of unsealed roads that provide the safe and efficient transport of people, goods and services for both residents and a diverse range of industries including, agriculture, mining and tourism. Council is committed to enhancing the quality of life...
In February 2015, Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia crossed the Queensland coast north of Yeppoon in Central Queensland, causing extensive damage to infrastructure and the community. The singularly most significant occurrence of damage to infrastructure in the Shire was the undermining of the coastal Scenic Highway at Statue Bay and the concurrent failure of the steep cliff-face above. The reconstruction of the road and the cliff-face has been the most challenging infrastructure project ever und...
The Restricted Access Vehicle Route Assessment Tool (RAV RAT) was developed in response to the implementation of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). The HVNL requires Local Governments to perform the functions of a Road Manager to determine access for heavy vehicles (vehicles with a mass ≥ 4.5 tonnes). This paper presents on the background development of the RAV RAT and the assessment of its capability to aid Local Governments in assessing sui...
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