Agenda

STRATEGIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

09:00

  • How will $14 billion dollars of federal funding for new and accelerated infrastructure projects help Victorian roads? 
  • How will recent investments improve the whole of life health of local council roads assets?

09:30

  • Balancing community/council wishes vs what the models and data tell us 
  • Justifying a level of service that will balance lifecycle health and cost 
  • Developing scenario models that elected officials can understand and compare 

09:55

  • Talk about how local Regional Council in Victoria has progressed in asset management. 
  • How we have effectively built our delivery team. 
  • Road assets are under control and focus is on others assets 

10:20

  • Agreeing on your measures of success (safety, performance, longevity, etc.) when formulating your road asset management plan  
  • Ensuring compliance with your road management plan through annual audits 
  • Embracing technology to manage your projects

10:45

CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE & SUSTAINABLE ROAD MATERIALS

11:00

  • Importance of Climate Change on Roads Performances (examples: flooding, bushfires) 
  • Obtaining a Climate Resilient Road considering Economic and Performance analysis in Life Cycle

11:25

  • Coordinating your road asset management plan to include risk modelling, town planning, and community input 
  • How can we improve the resilience of roads to combat the impact of increasingly extreme weather?  

12:05

  • Creating a closed-loop market involving glass collection, greenhouse emission reduction, and regional infrastructure stimulus 
  • Working across councils to produce the largest local government led procurement of recycled road materials in NSW 

12:30

  • Reviewing the latest DoT trials into sprayed bituminous seal  
  • Enhancing the road quality of busy highways and freeways 
  • Embracing robust new seals that are more waterproof and sustainable 

12:55

01:40

  • Investing in recyclable materials to achieve greater road safety, resilience, and performance 
  • Achieving the benefits of sustainable road materials at an affordable cost 

00:00

02:05

  • Establishing the need for advanced asset management tools when managing roadways with high axle loads 
  • Considering historical performance data (‘big data’) 
  • Balancing data-oriented maintenance decisions vs validations 
  • Using GIS modelling to improve asset management decision making 

02:30

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for data collection 
  • Transforming available data (historic and big data) to insight 
  • Machine learning for prediction, optimisation and risk management 

02:55

03:10

  • What can be used to capture useful road asset data? 
  • Which data is relevant for local council road asset management?  

03:35

  • Establishing drone policy and procedures in your local council 
  • Utilising drones to collect data on the level of service of your road assets 
  • Realising the capability of drones to capture images in hard to reach places 

SAFETY & CITIZEN EXPERIENCE

04:00

  • Putting community first 
  • Optimising coordination of works 
  • Delivering significant time and cost savings 
  • Building better business relationships   
  • Using the innovative GIS tool iWORCS 

04:30

  • Developing internal guides and processes to improve the effectiveness of barrier maintenance, maximising investment and improving compliance 
  • Delivering wholistic best practice asset management systems and processes from inception to decommission  
  • Leading a cross-disciplinary team to manage multiple improvement projects in parallel 

05:00