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Australia’s Co-Regulatory Model: Don’t Throw out the Baby with the Bathwater
With $155 billion in rail infrastructure investment planned over the next 15 years, prioritizing safety is vital for Australian productivity and sustainability. Our co-regulatory environment has paved the way for improving efficiency and advancing optimization. Yet, as the rail industry experiences an unprecedented pace of transformation encompassing digitalization, interoperability, and decarbonization, it is imperative to sound the alarm: Let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Bringing together operators, manufacturers, contractors and government stakeholders, RISSB Rail Safety 2024 will delve into the latest advances in technology and innovation to share case studies and project updates from successful rail safety projects in Australasia and the world.
Save the date in your calendars now for our gathering in April 2024. Join us at the only rail safety conference in Australia, where you can leverage the collective insights of our esteemed industry experts.
Key themes to be addressed include:
- Australia’s rail safety regulatory environment
• What role does regulation play in your planning and operations? Does co-regulation help or hinder interoperability and harmonization?
• Experiences and learnings from the current regulatory environment
- Lessons learnt from best practices in safety leadership
• Share how you are driving continuous improvements for a safe, efficient and digitally enabled future
• Collaboration in project management and contractor safety
- Practical solutions from the latest innovation and technology
• Discuss your research, advances, trials and learnings for a safer, smarter rail future
• Evidence of co-regulation in facilitating innovation
CALL FOR PAPERS
Thank you to everyone who submitted their case studies, project findings, research updates and ideas for consideration. We had a great response – receiving the largest number of submissions to date! These are currently under review with authors/presenters to be notified of the status of their paper in the New Year. Until then – safe travels!
Dr Natalie Pelham
Chief Executive, ONRSR
Chair, National Transport Commission (NTC)
Amy Lezala Zahr
Chief Engineer – Rail Network Design & Integration, Department of Transport and Planning Victoria
Dr Julia Pitsopoulos
Human Factors Risk Management (HFRM)
Dr Christian Christodoulou
Director Engineering, Transport for NSW
Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, Downer
Senator the Hon Carol Brown
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Federal Government
GM Assurance and Integration, City Rail Link New Zealand
Chief Safety Officer, Keolis Downer Yarra Trams
Head of Infrastructure Safety, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM)
Senior Technology Leader, National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO)
Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR
Director HSEQ – Rail Division, McConell Dowell
General Manager - People, Governance & Risk, Arc Infrastructure
Group Executive Engineering & Systems, ARTC
Head of Operations Standards, ARTC
Operational Readiness Specialist – Rail | Sustaining Capital, Rio Tinto
Superintendent Health Safety & Emergency, Rail Division, Rio Tinto
Associate Professor Gemma Read
Co-Director, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast
Operational Systems Engineer, Aurizon
Operational Systems Engineer, Aurizon
Dr Sara Pazell
Principal Work Design Strategist, ViVA health at work
Chris Van Berendonck
Chief Engineer, Queensland Rail
Chief Executive Officer, RISSB
Senior Legal Counsel, ONRSR
Chau Fat Chan
Assistant Director / Railways, EMSD HKSAR Government
Senior Manager – Marketing & Communications, Downer Rail & Transit Systems
General Manager – National Zero Harm, Downer Rail & Transit Systems
Technology Strategy Engineer, Downer
RISSB Rail Safety Awards Dinner
2024 RISSB Rail Safety Awards Dinner: 30 April 2024 | Luminare Rooftop Melbourne
18:30 Pre-dinner drinks
19:00 Conference dinner and Rail Safety 2024 Awards Ceremony
Stunning by day and sleek by night, experience the shine of the 2024 RISSB Rail Safety Awards Dinner celebrations at the Luminare Rooftop! Join us in celebrating industry’s safety achievements and relaxing with peers and colleagues after the first day of conference proceedings.
Separately bookable, the Awards Dinner is open exclusively to speakers, sponsors, award finalists and conference attendees. With the heartbeat of the city pulsing below us, and the excitement and anticipation of the Award announcements around us, everyone will feel on top of the world at this year’s dinner!
To sponsor the Awards Dinner contact Sarah Ingram, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager, Sarah.Ingram@informa.com or +61 406 530 043.
Award categories include:
- Safety Leadership Program
- Frontline Worker Safety Initiative
- Community Safety
- Emerging Leader
- Industry Safety Professional of the Year
Visit www.rissb.com.au/rissb-rail-safety-awards for more information and to submit your nomination.
Nomination deadline: 29 March 2024
With 150+ years of experience, we have a long history of designing and manufacturing locomotives, and are the largest provider of through-life asset management services for passenger rollingstock in Australia.
We build and maintain passenger trains across all major cities in Australia with some of our flagship projects including:
- Manufacture and maintain 65 new six-car trains as part of the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program, supporting Cross River Rail and the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympics Games.
- Manufacture and maintain 119 Waratah trains in NSW.
- Manufacture and maintain 70 High Capacity Metro Trains in Victoria.
But we couldn’t do all of this without our incredible colleagues, as well as our commitment to Safety. At Downer, Safety is paramount with Zero Harm embedded in everything we do.
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
The 2024 RISSB Rail Safety Conference will bring together government bodies, railway operators, engineers, project managers and industry experts and stakeholders from across the rail safety spectrum.
To showcase your services, expertise and product to the rail safety professionals and decision makers to this established industry gathering, contact Sarah Ingram, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager, Sarah.Ingram@informa.com or +61 406 530 043.
ConnectMe + Streamly
ConnectMe • Networking enhanced
All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.
Streamly • On-Demand video vault
Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related transport events*. Login information will be sent post event. For more information visit our Streamly page.
* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.
We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.
To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.
when & where
30 Apr - 01 May 2024
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
123 Collins St,
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9657 1234
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
Secure your accommodation at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne with a $50 discount* off the best available flexible rate.
To book this rate, click here and enter EVENT in Special Offer Code, or call call 13 1234 (provide offer code EVENT).
* Rooms and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking, we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.