Get ready, Queensland

Queensland, what’s your plan? You’re at work when a massive crack of lightning rents the air, signifying a classic Queensland late afternoon storm is about to hit, just before you leave work. The pounding of glass tells you hail is beginning to fall hard. This storm is really starting to intensify, the sky is dark and it’s … Read more…

Australian Marine Environment Protection Association wins support from Google

A Queensland-developed real time portal with the potential to monitor the emissions of ships in more than 3000 ports in 170 countries is in the running to win the Google Impact Challenge. The Ports Emission Portal was developed by the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA), a not-for-profit organisation run mainly by volunteers who play … Read more…

TMR honoured at Australian Road Safety Awards

It was great to see a number of Queensland projects recognised with awards at yesterday’s Australian Road Safety Awards. I am particularly proud of the role of my Department in partnering to develop and implement these projects. The Emergency Vehicle Priority Project, which improves the safety and travel times of emergency services vehicles won two … Read more…

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Winifred Davenport

In 1951, Win’s burgeoning engineering talents were recognised when she became the first female corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and in 1958 she followed this by becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. In a 39-year career with the Department she assumed senior roles on core engineering projects around … Read more…