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

Less than a week to go!

With less than a week to go until the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSWC), TMR is excited to be plugged into the global energy around ITS and its transformational impact on our transport systems.  Hear Miranda Blogg, Director (Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative), talk about preparing for new technology and why she’s … Read more

Get on your bike, Queensland

Black and white, out-of-focus photo of a bike and rider on the road

Yesterday, the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Mark Bailey MP hosted a forum to help shape a new cycling strategy for Queensland. The forum allowed cycling stakeholders from across Queensland to have their say, and for the Minister to hear first-hand what Queenslanders want … Read more

Speak up for road safety – Danielle’s story

  Thursday 19 February 2009 is a day that will forever be etched in my memory. It was to be a day of celebration, a day to celebrate my youngest boy’s 5th birthday. I spent my lunch break laughing and chatting with work colleagues decorating a birthday cake. After work I collected my two youngest … 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

From little things, big things grow – NAIDOC week

To quote the iconic song from Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody – From little things, big things grow. My name is Frank Waria, and I am a human resources officer. I have been with TMR since late 2008. I was born in Brisbane, but grew up in Cherbourg at an Aboriginal mission near Murgon for … 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

Reconciliation Week: Our history, our story, our future

With the theme our history, our story, our future, National Reconciliation Week gives us an opportunity to our national identity and the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and rights in our nation’s story. The nature of our work in Transport and Main Roads means we have a significant footprint in regional … Read more