04 - 06 December, 2017 | Sydney

Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, 4th December 2017

Workshop A

9:00 am - 11:30 am Managed Motorways: Utilizing Intelligent Transportation Systems to Optimise Your Network

Wayne Harvey - Manager Intelligent Transport Systems, VicRoads
Population growth in Sydney and Melbourne is seeing increasing congestion on motorway in Melbourne car ownership has increased by 2000 new vehicles whilst issuing 600 new drivers licences each week putting a strain on road infrastructure. Therefore maximising efficiencies in your current road network through smart technologies is essential in order to reduce congestion and travel time whilst increasing safety, with results demonstrating a 19% Improvement in Journey Times and a 32% reduction in crashes utilizing these strategies.

The following workshop examines three smart technology trial programs that Victoria has introduced, with the workshop facilitator Wayne Harvey explaining the results of these programs and challenges in implementation.
  • Key results and findings of Victoria Roads trial programs that reduce road congestion
  • Implementing road infrastructure on the East-link for autonomous and connected vehicles.
  • Reducing travel times through geographic in-telematics technology by increasing traffic flow through co-ordinating the speed of the vehicle with upcoming traffic light units.
  • Improving and prioritising tram travel on Melbourne’s arterial road networks

Wayne Harvey

Manager Intelligent Transport Systems

Workshop B

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Parramatta CBD Strategic Transport Study: Strategies to Tackle Future Traffic Congestion

Sue Weatherley - Director Strategic Outcomes and Development, Parramatta City Council
This workshop will examine transport strategies to tackle future congestion looking at the case study of Parramatta which as Sydney’s dual CBD and Central City will present major transport and parking challenges, driven through a tripling of the residential population and significant jobs growth by 2056.

The following session will therefore look at different transport policies that will reduce traffic congestion by encouraging the use of public transportation with the workshop seeking to address the following outcomes:

·         Managing and limiting the supply of private car parking
·         Ensuring quality and reliability of the interchange
·         Ensuring adequate public transport priority (particularly bus and light rail) in order to improve the reliability of travel times
·         Integrating future development of housing and business building development is integrated with transport planning and delivery
·         Promote active transport for trips within a 10 km radius from Parramatta CBD

Sue Weatherley, Director Strategic Outcomes & Development, Parramatta City Council

Sue Weatherley

Director Strategic Outcomes and Development
Parramatta City Council