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Assessment of Key Road Operator Actions to Support Electric Vehicles

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This webinar, delivered on 31 March 2020, provides insights into a recent Austroads report that identifies actions that road operators can take to support the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

The presentation covers:

  • The different types of electric vehicles.
  • Core and non-core functions of road operators in supporting the transition to EVs.
  • The key themes that influence the actions road operators need to consider to support the transition to EVs. This includes leadership, governance, mass/license concessions, registration and licensing data, EV charging guidelines and EV charging infrastructure.
  • The key core actions (must do actions) around registration & licensing, road access and EV charging infrastructure. In addition to an overview of the key non-core actions (may do actions to further support the transition to EVs) around education, governance and EV charging infrastructure.

It was presented by John Wall, David Green, Mark Gjerek and Nathan Gore-Brown.

Integrating Safe System with Movement and Place with for Vulnerable Road Users

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This webinar, presented by Dr Bruce Corben on 26 March 2020, demonstrates ways to integrate Safe System design and operation with Movement and Place for vulnerable road users, in particular pedestrians and cyclists.

Local Government Road Safety Management Guidance

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This webinar, held on 27 February 2020, provides an overview of Austroads guidance on contemporary best practice methods for developing and implementing road safety management frameworks for local government.

Local government roads typically have a more diverse range of road types, environments and users than state roads, which makes them difficult to manage. The crash rate is generally twice that of state roads and previously much of the body of industry guidance has not been directly relevant to the local government sector.

It covers:
• the road safety management system and its relevance for local government in Australia and New Zealand
• principles and processes for the development of a framework for road safety management
• developing interventions for local government and key stages in developing of road safety programs
• implementation and the importance and purpose of monitoring and evaluation.

This webinar was presented by Paul Durdin.

Managing Sealed and Unsealed Local Roads

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This webinar provides an overview of the life cycle management of local sealed and unsealed  roads. It highlights the Austroads Guides and the AUS-SPEC national local government specification system which assist local government practitioners to design, construct and maintain sealed and unsealed roads.

The webinar was presented on 17 February 2020 by Mick Savage and Nandini Mehta.

Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 10: Supporting Guidance

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This online presentation provides an overview of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 10: Supporting Guidance.

Part 10 provides information on a range of topics to support the information contained within the other parts of this Guide. The information includes, risk management processes, review, inspection and road safety audit of worksites, events and emergency works.

Presented by Dr Dan Sullivan.

Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 9: Sample Layouts

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This online presentation provides an overview of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 9: Sample Layouts.

Part 9 provides illustrative and educational sample layouts to support the other parts of the Guide and to assist Traffic Management Designers in the interpretation of the various requirements of this Guide.

Presented by Alex Zelenko.

Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 8: Process and Procedures

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This online presentation provides an overview of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 8: Process and Procedures.

Part 8 provides guidance to road authorities, road infrastructure managers, any party conducting works on, or near a road, and all persons involved in planning, designing, implementing, managing and completing temporary traffic management works. It details the processes and procedures relating to jurisdictional management of temporary traffic management at roadworks. The information included covers: categories of temporary traffic management; powers, roles and responsibilities; training; and standard forms and descriptions.

Presented by Bert Prinsloo.

Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 7: Traffic Controllers

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This online presentation provides an overview of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 7: Traffic Controllers.

Part 7 details contemporary traffic controller practices including information about training competencies, control instructions and devices.

Presented by Leah Kelly.

Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 6: Field Staff – Implementation and Operation

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This online presentation provides an overview of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 6: Field Staff – Implementation and Operation.

Part 6 sets out the requirements of field staff in the process of installing, monitoring and dismantling traffic management on public roads.

Presented by Lee Vossen.

Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 5: Short Term Low Impact Worksites

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This online presentation provides an overview of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Part 5: Short Term Low Impact Worksites.

Part 5 identifies and details preferred temporary traffic management design and operational practices to be applied for short term low impact works on or near roads.

Presented by Leah Kelly.