Since the release of the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan in December 2012, there has been a wide range of responses from community and industry sectors on some of its major projects. NSW has the strongest economy in Australia, but it also has some issues within the transport sector that may be seen to be stifling productivity.
The NSW Transport Infrastructure Summit 2013 focussed on initiatives that will drive and improve productivity. We have made some of the presentations given at the event available for viewing and download.
Enhancing rail projects within the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan
Adding more road capacity creating more congestion in the long run?
Increasing rail capacity and its impact on projects including the WestConnex
Does the plan prioritise funding for road projects?
The need for more efficient and properly financed rail projects
Simon Ormsby, Executive General Manager Strategy & Growth, Australian Rail Track Corporation
CASE STUDY: Using the NWRL to look into the future development of the Sydney rail network
How will the choices of the NWRL affect the future of Sydney rail?
What are some of the current limitations on the Sydney Rail network?
What are the options for improving the network in the future?
Sandy Thomas, Managing Director, Catalyst Communications Pty Limited
Public Transport creating agglomeration economies
Industry concentration in Sydney centres
The effect of centre size on public transport use
Sydney’s relationship between centre density and public transport
Benefits / detriment of an agglomeration economy in Sydney
Professor Corinne Mulley, Chair of Public Transport, University of Sydney
Evaluating projects through a focus on creating jobs
Factors involved in project development
Effects of cutting jobs that operate transport infrastructure
How do Australian transportation systems compare with international economic development?
Glen E. Weisbrod, President, Economic Development Research Group
Sydney’s congestion dilemma stifling economic growth
Australia’s largest city destroyed by traffic?
The costs of failing to deal with Sydney’s congestion
Economic benefits of improving Sydney’s traffic
Enhancing Sydney’s competitiveness
The Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director, Sydney Business Chamber
Creating a balanced transport network in Western Sydney
The balance between public transport and road investment
Western Sydney’s current and future transport needs
Providing inter- and intra-regional transport links
The implications of major projects proposed or under construction: SW Rail Link, NW Rail Link and WestConnex
Alex Gooding, Director, Gooding Davies Consultancy
Intelligent Transport Systems
A retrospective on ITS from five years ago; how far have we come?
Advancing NSW ITS initiatives
Benefits of ITS for the community and businesses
Creating a national ITS architecture
C-ITS technologies in vehicles by 2016
Susan Harris, CEO, ITS Australia
Transport Network Modelling
Network optimisation and strategic transport modelling
The impact of private, public and freight transport on transport networks
New advances in transport network modelling
Professor S. Travis Waller, Evans & Peck Professor of Transport Innovation and Director, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), University of New South Wales
Real-time data and smart phone technology increasing the uptake of public transport
Information relay between service providers and commuters
The emergence of real-time data in a timetabled network
Overcoming challenges to providing real-time data
What are the implications of real-time data across all transport networks?
Rupert Hanson, Web/ IOS Developer, Triptastic
Port Botany evolution
The impact of port privatisation
Future logistics considerations
Paul Zalai, Director, Freight and Trade Alliance
NSW Freight and Ports Strategy
The growing NSW freight task
Delivering economic benefits for industry and consumers
Enabling supply chain efficiencies
Rachel Johnson, Deputy Director General Freight and Regional Development, Transport for NSW
NSW Ports Consortium & its investment in infrastructure
NSW Ports Consortium & the new lease on Port Botany and Port Kembla
Improvements to the ports efficiency and productivity
The impact of potentially packaging Port Kembla with Port Botany
Benefits to the Australian and NSW economies
Michael Hanna, Head of Infrastructure Australia, IFM
CASE STUDY: In a global age of high speed rail, why is Australia lagging behind?
High speed rail in Japan: what are its benefits/detriments?
An international outlook on high speed rail
Why has Australia hesitated to install high speed rail along the East Coast?
What can Australia gain from installing the latest HSR technologies?
Gen Okajima, General Manager, Central Japan Railway Company
Trade-offs between Light Rail vs Bus Rapid Transit for Sydney
Cost vs capacity trade-offs between BRT vs LRT
Design compromises necessary for successful implementation for each
Land use and activity development trade offs
What’s best practice for implementation of LRT vs BRT design?
Professor Graham Currie, Chair of Public Transport, Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University
The WestConnex; the NSW motorway priority
The new, largely underground tunnel and its benefits to Western Sydney
Why abandoning the “slot-solution” has had positive feedback
Implications to utilities and traffic during construction
Will the time frame and cost be worthwhile?
Chris Johnson, CEO, Urban Taskforce Australia
Extension of Light Rail in Sydney
What is the time frame for the project?
Major updates on the extension
What are the major concerns regarding this project?
Suggestions for improvements to light rail in Sydney
Andy Charlesworth, Program Director, John Holland
The IS Scheme: Improving the sustainability of new projects
How can new projects implement the IS Scheme?
What are the long-term benefits of IS?
What are the challenges to implementing the IS Scheme to current projects?
Antony Sprigg, CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia