openPR Logo
Press release

Brisbane Front and Centre of Queensland Transport Projects

04-19-2017 10:21 AM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: Expotrade

Brisbane Front and Centre of Queensland Transport Projects

The Brisbane Metro Subway System is one of Brisbane’s most significant public transport projects. Brisbane City Council has announced plans for the Brisbane Metro upgrades in 2016. The Metro has been conceived as a high frequency, rapid transport connection designed to address the current challenges facing Brisbane's bus network which has reached capacity at many inner city locations.
Improvements to the service are expected to cut travel times, reduce Central Business District bus congestion and free-up buses to provide more services in the suburbs. The project will use existing Inner Northern and South East busway infrastructure as well as dedicated roads and tunnels to avoid road network congestion.
The seven kilometre route will run from Woolloongabba to Herston, with stops at Mater Hill, South Bank, connecting to a new underground station at Cultural Centre, continuing over Victoria Bridge and into a new underground portal at Adelaide Street linking with the King George Square, Roma Street, Normanby and QUT Kelvin Grove stations.
The 8th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference will profile the Brisbane Metro Subway System project as well as a whole host of initiatives across the State to bolster infrastructure networks.
Alongside public transport infrastructure works underway, connected transport is emerging as a strong market trend in Brisbane’s infrastructure future. One innovative approach to better investment in road infrastructure is the CSIRO’s Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT), designed to better inform investment in roads. TraNSIT analyses transport logistics costs and benefits to give a holistic view of infrastructure investments and regulatory changes in agriculture and forestry supply chains.
Through an initiative in the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, TraNSIT has now been set up for 98% of all Australian agriculture transported between farms, storage, processing, ports and domestic markets. CSIRO Land and Water Principal Research Scientist Andrew Higgins will profile applications to the $100 million Northern Australian Beef Roads Programme in 2016 and to other infrastructure investments across Australia.
Building Queensland Chief Executive Officer Damian Gould will discuss the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor (TEARC) project which aims to transform Townsville into a central transport and logistics hub in Queensland. The proposed rail freight line would connect the North Coast rail line directly into the Port of Townsville. The rail corridor would create capacity for the growing tonnage demand on the Mt Isa rail system and a critical link between the mines in the North West Queensland Minerals Province and the Port.
Benefits of the project include allowing 1.4 km long trains to access the Port of Townsville and creating capacity for the growing tonnage demand on the Mt Isa rail system, a critical link between the mines in the North West Queensland Minerals Province and the Port. It will also improve traffic flow in the city centre by reducing the number of freight trains that use the current line. The project would also create up to 300 new jobs in the rail construction phase. The project will aid Queensland’s economy to become more competitive by unlocking trade opportunities.
The project will enhance regional development as well as state and national economic prosperity by effectively moving increasing volumes of primarily export freight. Moreover, the corridor would eliminate supply chain constraints and bottlenecks affecting Australia’s ability to expand its productive capacity. It will effectively manage community amenity, safety, sustainability and congestion-related conflicts and impacts associated with future increases in rail freight moving through the Townsville urban area. Finally, it will protect freight corridors for current and future uses.
The $512 million Logan Enhancement Project is the first private sector proposal to be assessed and approved under the Queensland Government’s Market-Led Proposal process. The project will see the delivery of major upgrades to parts of the Logan and Gateway Extension motorways, including the elimination of key congestion points and the addition of new south-facing ramps at Compton Road. Transurban Project Director Andrew Baker is appearing at the Conference to discuss the project which is set to reduce congestion, improve travel time, accommodate future growth and enhance connectivity.
In a presentation at the Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference, Queensland University of Technology Associate Professor Michael Milford interrogates the future of self-driving cars and the artificial intelligence behind them, examining the widespread interest and investments in this new, smart technology.
The idea of extensive use of self-driving vehicles presents an unprecedented disruptive challenge for industry, government and society as a whole. A diverse range of technological approaches have been proposed as solutions, many of which have drastically different effects on how all sectors of society will experience an impact. Milford will present an overview of the various technological components of self-driving cars and the artificial intelligence driving many of the leading approaches.
The 8th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference 2017 will take place on the 23-24th May at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

More information at: http://www.qldconference.com.au/

About Expotrade
Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar.
For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

Suite 1, Level 1, 2 Brandon Park Drive
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 Australia

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Brisbane Front and Centre of Queensland Transport Projects here

News-ID: 506543 • Views: 332

More Releases from Expotrade

10-24-2018 | Arts & Culture
Expotrade
Fostering the Effective Convergence of Light, Space and Design
For the first time ever, Expotrade has diverted from its usual format to bring together the best minds in the lighting, interior design, and architecture fields at the inaugural 2019 Light•Space•Design summit. With plenty of technological and societal shifts rapidly impacting the lighting industry, the summit intends to start a conversation about how best to tackle the practice of architectural lighting design against the backdrop of these changes. Creating human-centric, appropriately-lit spaces
The Major Infrastructure Projects Set to Transform the ACT’s Future
Expotrade are thrilled to announce that the ACT Major Projects Conference is returning on the 28th and 29th of August, to showcase some of the territory’s largest and most vital infrastructure projects currently underway, many of which are thanks to the Government’s $2.9 billion investment in the Territory’s Infrastructure Investment Program. The conference will provide key updates on these projects, in an effort to explore not only how infrastructure can positively
Cross Yarra Partnership aims to create sustainable stations
The Victorian Government has finally settled on contractors and designs for the $11-billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel project. The consortium responsible for the project development, known as The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP), will be made up of world-class construction and tunneling contractors including, Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital. Lendlease has previously worked with the Victorian Government on the East West Link, until the project was cancelled in
Lighting Melbourne City - 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year
Along with its long-running standing as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne has claimed the title as the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year, conferred by the Intelligent Community Forum. Smart lighting plays a crucial role in the city’s smart-enabled landscape with more works now underway to futureproof Melbourne’s lighting domain. Since his presentation at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2016, Ironbark Sustainability’s Business Manager Alexi Lynch has seen

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Queensland

Laguna Real Estate Grows Service Area Throughout Noosa, Queensland
Noosaville, Queensland- June 16, 2020- Known for being one of the top real estate firms throughout Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Laguna Real Estate has grown its presence in Noosa. The real estate company goes above and beyond to ensure an excellent experience, no matter if their clients are buying, selling, or renting properties in the area. Their primary goal is to make each transaction go smoothly, delivering 5-star service every time.
The Advent of Disruptive Transport Infrastructure for Queensland
With the rapid emergence of disruptive technologies taking hold around the world, Queensland is examining its transport infrastructure priorities as the State moves towards a connected transport future. The rise of disruptive technology and autonomous vehicles has major implications for Queensland’s transport network and road users. In the next decade, advances in autonomous driving technology are expected to change not only driving itself, but the idea of car ownership. The move
Transport Infrastructure Boom across Queensland
The Inland Rail project is set to improve the national rail network and serve the interstate freight market. A significant feature of the project is the new 1700km freight rail line which will provide a road competitive service. This will see freight delivered from Melbourne to Brisbane, via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in less than 24 hours. It is expected that reliability, pricing and availability of the
Major Infrastructure Projects Discussed in Queensland
On the 25th and 26th of October, the 2nd Annual Queensland Infrastructure Projects Conference 2016 gathered at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. The conference brought together over 150 key industry stakeholders, with industry professionals ranging from construction consultants, planners and developers, manufacturers, public sector representatives, road authorities and architects. With a wide array of speakers present, delegates heard from the likes of The Hon. Peter Beattie AC, Chairman, Gold
Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference supports growing transport infras …
The 7th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference was held last week at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to an audience of more than 200 delegates. The conference signifies the transport infrastructure sector’s growing commitment towards the sharing of knowledge and industry best practices on some of the state’s largest transport projects. Featuring more than 20 key speakers from a range of industry professionals from within the transport infrastructure sector, Chief
NSW Wealth Creation Firm Opens Queensland Office
NSW based wealth creation firm Chase Edwards has opened a Gold Coast office to service its growing Queensland market. Nerang, Qld, September 11, 2012 - NSW based wealth creation firm Chase Edwards has opened a Gold Coast office to service its growing Queensland market. The company has taken the majority of level 10 in the Bundall Corporate Centre to accommodate its professional service team and telemarketing company. Chase Edwards’ Queensland state sales manager