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Presentations: Transport infrastructure driving productivity in NSW

Since the release of the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan in December 2012, there has been a wide range of responses from community and industry sectors on some of its major projects. NSW has the strongest economy in Australia, but it also has some issues within the transport sector that may be seen to be stifling productivity.

The NSW Transport Infrastructure Summit 2013 focussed on initiatives that will drive and improve productivity. We have made some of the presentations given at the event available for viewing and download.

Enhancing rail projects within the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan

  • Adding more road capacity creating more congestion in the long run?

  • Increasing rail capacity and its impact on projects including the WestConnex

  • Does the plan prioritise funding for road projects?

  • The need for more efficient and properly financed rail projects

Simon Ormsby, Executive General Manager Strategy & Growth, Australian Rail Track Corporation

 

CASE STUDY: Using the NWRL to look into the future development of the Sydney rail network

  • How will the choices of the NWRL affect the future of Sydney rail?

  • What are some of the current limitations on the Sydney Rail network?

  • What are the options for improving the network in the future?

Sandy Thomas, Managing Director, Catalyst Communications Pty Limited

 

Public Transport creating agglomeration economies

  • Industry concentration in Sydney centres

  • The effect of centre size on public transport use

  • Sydney’s relationship between centre density and public transport

  • Benefits / detriment of an agglomeration economy in Sydney

Professor Corinne Mulley, Chair of Public Transport, University of Sydney

Evaluating projects through a focus on creating jobs

         Factors involved in project development

         Effects of cutting jobs that operate transport infrastructure

         How do Australian transportation systems compare with international economic development?

Glen E. Weisbrod, President, Economic Development Research Group

 

Sydney’s congestion dilemma stifling economic growth

  • Australia’s largest city destroyed by traffic?

  • The costs of failing to deal with Sydney’s congestion

  • Economic benefits of improving Sydney’s traffic

  • Enhancing Sydney’s competitiveness

The Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director, Sydney Business Chamber

 

Creating a balanced transport network in Western Sydney

  • The balance between public transport and road investment

  • Western Sydney’s current and future transport needs

  • Providing inter- and intra-regional transport links

  • The implications of major projects proposed or under construction: SW Rail Link, NW Rail Link and WestConnex

Alex Gooding, Director, Gooding Davies Consultancy

 

Intelligent Transport Systems

  • A retrospective on ITS from five years ago; how far have we come?

  • Advancing NSW ITS initiatives

  • Benefits of ITS for the community and businesses

  • Creating a national ITS architecture

  • C-ITS technologies in vehicles by 2016

 Susan Harris, CEO, ITS Australia


Transport Network Modelling

  • Network optimisation and strategic transport modelling

  • The impact of private, public and freight transport on transport networks

  • New advances in transport network modelling

Professor S. Travis Waller, Evans & Peck Professor of Transport Innovation and Director, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), University of New South Wales

Real-time data and smart phone technology increasing the uptake of public transport

  • Information relay between service providers and commuters

  • The emergence of real-time data in a timetabled network

  • Overcoming challenges to providing real-time data

  • What are the implications of real-time data across all transport networks?

Rupert Hanson, Web/ IOS Developer, Triptastic

Port Botany evolution

  • Statutory reforms

  • Landside improvements

  • The impact of port privatisation

  • Future logistics considerations

Paul Zalai, Director, Freight and Trade Alliance

 

NSW Freight and Ports Strategy

  • The growing NSW freight task

  • Delivering economic benefits for industry and consumers

  • Enabling supply chain efficiencies

Rachel Johnson, Deputy Director General Freight and Regional Development, Transport for NSW

 

NSW Ports Consortium & its investment in infrastructure

  • NSW Ports Consortium & the new lease on Port Botany and Port Kembla

  • Improvements to the ports efficiency and productivity

  • The impact of potentially packaging Port Kembla with Port Botany

  • Benefits to the Australian and NSW economies

Michael Hanna, Head of Infrastructure Australia, IFM

 

CASE STUDY: In a global age of high speed rail, why is Australia lagging behind?

  • High speed rail in Japan: what are its benefits/detriments?

  • An international outlook on high speed rail

  • Why has Australia hesitated to install high speed rail along the East Coast?

  • What can Australia gain from installing the latest HSR technologies?

Gen Okajima, General Manager, Central Japan Railway Company

 

Trade-offs between Light Rail vs Bus Rapid Transit for Sydney

  • Cost vs capacity trade-offs between BRT vs LRT

  • Design compromises necessary for successful implementation for each

  • Land use and activity development trade offs

  • What’s best practice for implementation of LRT vs BRT design?

Professor Graham Currie, Chair of Public Transport, Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University

 

The WestConnex; the NSW motorway priority

  • The new, largely underground tunnel and its benefits to Western Sydney

  • Why abandoning the “slot-solution” has had positive feedback

  • Implications to utilities and traffic during construction

  • Will the time frame and cost be worthwhile?

Chris Johnson, CEO, Urban Taskforce Australia

 

Extension of Light Rail in Sydney

  • What is the time frame for the project?

  • Major updates on the extension

  • What are the major concerns regarding this project?

  • Suggestions for improvements to light rail in Sydney

Andy Charlesworth, Program Director, John Holland

The IS Scheme: Improving the sustainability of new projects

  • How can new projects implement the IS Scheme?

  • What are the long-term benefits of IS?

  • What are the challenges to implementing the IS Scheme to current projects?

Antony Sprigg, CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

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