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

TMR takes a stand against domestic violence

On average, one woman dies every week in Australia from domestic violence. Many hundreds more women, children and men are affected. This cannot be right! As the Queensland Government CEO Champion against domestic violence, I am determined that TMR, one of the State’s largest departments, will do its part to raise awareness of domestic violence … 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

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

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

Designing services with you

Organisations today are operating in a period of great disruption. Emerging technology and new products are rapidly changing the way we operate and do business. This ever-increasing pace of change has put greater importance on delivering quality, responsive services and experiences to customers. The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is no exception to … 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