Young driver licensing – the Queensland journey

Queensland is the capital of road safety this week, with more than 300 researchers and practitioners meeting in Brisbane for the Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (2-5 August 2016). I was pleased to give conference delegates a policy perspective of Queensland’s experience of reforming licensing for young drivers – and our ongoing … 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

Queensland to shine at the ITS World Congress 2016

  The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSWC) is one of the biggest global events in transport – and this October it’s coming to Melbourne, bringing 7000 delegates from about 60 countries worldwide. The 23rd annual ITSWC will run from October 10 to 14, focusing on innovation and technology – how they help solve our … Read more

Are you up to the challenge?

We’ve amazed our researchers, industry is next. Hot on the heels of the successful Research MIXr held on 9 June, TMR is off and running with its second collaboration, to be held in October this year. I announced the Industry MIXr, TMR’s next innovation event, the at the Asphalt and Pavement Association of Australia (APAA) … 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

We’ve never seen anything like this from Government before…

Last week, TMR hosted the inaugural Transport MIXr – an event focused on ‘no obligation innovation’ – encouraging collaboration between TMR and Queensland-based researchers to change the way we approach problem solving. The time has come to break traditional thought patterns and forge new relationships to solve existing problems, and partnerships between the knowledge experts … Read more

I bought a U-Boat for one euro: The Autumn Leadership Lecture Series

TMR Director General Neil Scales champions the department’s Learning and Development at every opportunity, and recently delivered the Director General’s Autumn Leadership Lecture series. Neil is passionate about exploring new ways to enrich the department’s learning options, and the series involved four one hour lectures, which covered: Authentic leadership – a discussion on the fundamentals … Read more