We don’t just help keep ships safe, we also protect one of the seven natural wonders of the world: The Great Barrier Reef.

People are often surprised at the variety of roles TMR offers and when it comes to unique work, you’d be hard pressed to find a job more interesting and challenging than what Nathan Best and his team do. As manager of Maritime Safety Queensland’s (MSQ) Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) operations centre in Cairns, Nathan and … Read more

A little further north each year

There has been a bit of news of late in relation to the movement of the earth and our compensation for it. The tectonic plate on which the Australian continent sits  is moving roughly northwards at the rate of around 7cm per year. The practical upshot of this is that using a standalone GPS, such … Read more

It’s Innovation Month

Throughout July, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is supporting our Commonwealth Government colleagues and celebrating Innovation Month 2016. With the theme Disrupt – Develop – Display, we think it’s a perfect fit with our drive to embed innovation across TMR. In my role as TMR’s Chief Engineer since 2010 and as Chief … Read more

What lies beneath?

Today is World Hydrography Day, the day on which the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) celebrates the achievements of hydrographic surveyors. These are the men and women whose skills and equipment keep seafarers and ships safe, ports functioning and trade happening by making sure we have an accurate picture of what lies beneath the surface of … Read more

QTRIP – a roadmap to a stronger Queensland

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has always played a vital role in building Queensland, and this week’s State Budget highlights the value and importance of the work we do to keep Queensland moving. This Budget has a strong focus on infrastructure, innovation and job creation as economic drivers – and our work is … Read more