Australasian Road Safety Conference 2017
Road Construction
Road Operations
  • Start Date: Thursday, 01 June 2017
  • Location: Online, 11am-12:30pm AEST
  • Organiser: Austroads

Austroads' Australasian Data Standard for Roads seeks to harmonise transport information across road agencies and local government in Australia and New Zealand. The project aims to maximise the contribution that roads and related infrastructure make to the economy by improving the effectiveness of asset management and investment activities.

In 2016, Austroads released the Data Standard for Road Management and Investment in Australia and New Zealand: Draft 1 Version 2. Austroads is now revising the Standard and plans to publish a second version designed for national implementation in 2017. The 2017 version will contain additional data fields and be supported with an implementation plan and business case.

The Data Standard for Road Management and Investment provides road agencies and their suppliers, in Australia and New Zealand, with a specification for the data that supports common operational activities.

Webinar attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • how the Austroads Data Standard is designed, the data definitions it contains, and the multiple ways it can be used
  • how harmonised data sets are being used to promote benefits at the local and national levels through case studies
  • the plans to support data standard adoption through a range of tools and data collaboration ventures.

No charge, but registration is essential. Register now.

Presented by a panel of experts:

  • Dr Richard Yeo is the Austroads Program Manager, Assets leading Australasian research programs covering asset management, pavements, surfacings, bridges, project delivery and tunnels on behalf of member road agencies. He has extensive research and management experience in the roads sector.
  • David Darwin is the State Highway Outcomes Delivery Manager at New Zealand Transport Agency, responsible for the maintenance and renewal components of the State Highway Activity Management Plan and its value for money through the development and delivery of the annual program of works. 
  • Justin Weligamage from Toowoomba Regional Council, Australia. 
  • Dawn Inglis is the Project Director at Road Asset Technical Accord and has been leading a collaboration in strategic asset management (roads) in the Waikato Region of New Zealand.  The collaboration was formed between nine local councils and is focused on supporting the building of better systems and processes leading to enhanced decision making. 
  • Michael Zhang is the Transport Asset Systems Analyst at Christchurch City Council. He is a Member of the New Zealand Transport Working Group, currently working on NZ Transport data standards and developing automated as-built consumption/asset data standards for Christchurch City Council.
  • Angus Draheim is the Austroads Data Harmonisation Project Manager working on the development of an Australasian Data Standard for Roads, that seeks to harmonise transport information across road agencies and local government in Australia and New Zealand.  He has worked for extensively in the vehicle, freight and road sectors with 20 years’ experience in Commonwealth and State Agencies working on sector reform initiatives. 

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