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22-23 May 2024
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, QLD

Conference Program

Day 1 - 22nd May 2024

07:50 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Speed networking

This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address by the Department of Transport and Main Roads

Sally Stannard, Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Sally Stannard

10:00 - 10:30

Cross River Rail – Latest Updates 

  • Cross River Rail is a second river crossing at the core of the rail network with capacity to run as many as 24 trains in each direction.
  • A second rail path through the CBD will reduce congestion on roads, increase network reliability and improve rail as a customer experience.
  • Latest Updates.

Graeme Newton, Chief Executive Officer, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Graeme Newton

10:30 - 11:00

The Future of Road Operations and Maintenance

  • In 2023, Transurban Queensland successfully completed a four year project, consolidating four independent and geographically dispersed traffic control rooms in South East Queensland into a single, state-of-the-art Network Operations Centre, managing 82kms of roads and tunnel operations across Brisbane. They also transitioned to a single provider approach for incident response and maintenance services.
  • Hear from Angelo Lambrinos, General Manager Assets Queensland, about how Transurban has revolutionised road operations and maintenance, using the latest traffic management technology, predictive analytics and machine learning to increase flexibility, resilience, collaboration and incident response capability across its entire Brisbane toll road network.

Angelo Lambrinos, General Manager Assets Queensland, Transurban

Angelo Lambrinos

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:50

Overview of the Major Transport Infrastructure Projects on the South Coast

Andrew Wheeler, Regional Director South Coast, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Andrew Wheeler

11:50 - 12:10

Presentation by Gold Sponsor A2K Vinzero

12:10 - 12:30

Bridging divides, boosting health and being a source of pride rather than frustration: Reimagining Transport Corridors

Our cities sprawl, infrastructure is unidimensional, communities are isolated, and the cost of living keeps increasing. We propose a bold yet proven solution: reimagining transport corridors as vibrant lifelines, not just for efficient travel, but for active living and shared prosperity.

Public transport stops hum with life, seamlessly connecting diverse neighborhoods. Alongside them, dedicated lanes for cycling and walking invite residents to explore their local city on foot or bike. Public plazas and pocket parks become havens for community interaction and physical activity. This isn't just a utopian dream; it's a future we can build through a holistic approach:

  • Community-Centric Design
  • Seamless Multimodal transport
  • Mixed-Use Vitality
  • Green Corridors, Active Lives.

Trent will talk about Stantec’s local and international experience, including transport orientated developed in Canada, highway removal in America and engagement in El Paso. This isn't just about infrastructure; it's about building a future where corridors become arteries of connection, sustainability, and shared well-being.

Trent Williams, Group Leader (QLD) – Transport Planning & Advisory, Future Mobility Leader, Stantec

Trent Williams

12:30 - 13:00

Brisbane Metro

  • Brisbane Metro will be a key part of Brisbane’s greater transport network connecting the city to the suburbs. New high-capacity and high-frequency Brisbane Metro services will run along dedicated busways and link with suburban bus and train services as part of a better-planned network.
  • Project Updates

Samantha Abeydeera, Head of Transport for Brisbane, Brisbane City Council

Samantha Abeydeera

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Queensland Train Manufacturing Program

  • The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program will build 65 new six-car passenger trains at a purpose-built manufacturing facility at Torbanlea, in the Maryborough region.
  • The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program will support South East Queensland's population and economic growth, as well as Cross River Rail and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Peter Gill, Program Director – Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP), Translink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Peter Gill

14:30 - 14:50

QLD Government Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Rollout Plan
  • Supporting the QLD Government's Broader Decarbonisation Targets

Franziska Korte, Senior Transport Planner – Future Mobility, Arup

Franziska Korte

14:50 - 15:10

Improving the Efficiency of the Australian Grain Supply Chain
  • Tackling Australia's Grain Freight Challenge through improved freight routes, infrastructure investment and better regulation.

Zachary Whale, General Manager – Policy and Advocacy, Grain Growers

Zachary Whale

15:10 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:00

Active Transport for Queensland

  • Need for an integrated approach to active transport planning
  • The Queensland government is investing $268.8 million for active transport infrastructure over the next four years, including a $200,000 master planned cycle link connecting Brisbane to the border.

16:00 - 16:45

Panel Discussion
Tackling Congestion for a Growing State

  • Addressing the challenges of congestion in QLD’s southeast
  • City deals and their impact on managing congestion and increasing liveability
  • How can infrastructure delivery keep pace with sustained population growth?
  • Is congestion tax a part of the solution?

Dr Michael Kane, Head of Public Policy, RACQ
Gary Mahon, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Trucking Association
Neil Sipe, Honorary Professor of Planning - School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Queensland

Dr Michael Kane
Gary Mahon
Neil Sipe

16:45 - 16:50


16:50 - 17:50


Day 2 - 23rd May 2024

08:40 - 09:10


09:10 - 09:20


09:20 - 09:50

Speed Networking

09:50 - 10:10

Supporting QEJP Wind Farm Transportation – a review of Oversize Overmass Wind Farm Arrangements

  • In 2023, QTLC at the request of multiple stakeholders across the supply chain, commenced a review into Oversize Overmass (OSOM) transport arrangements for wind farms given the forecast rise in these once-infrequent OSOM transport moves as Queensland transitions to clean energy.
  • The report highlights 12 recommendations across key areas including permits, technology and data, escorts, infrastructure, planning and investment and stakeholder coordination.
  • The report outlines the current permitting processes used for wind farm transport, identifies issues that were presented by stakeholders along with case studies, then presents recommendations for change.

Lauren Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Transport and Logistics Council

Lauren Hewitt

10:10 - 10:30

Queensland’s Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy

  • Accelerating Queensland toward a cleaner, greener transport future while making sure the energy network supports the transition to zero emission vehicles
  • The Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy 2022–2032 is a whole of Queensland Government strategy developed in partnership between the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Department of Energy and Public Works

10:30 - 11:00

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 Project

  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 is delivering a 6.7km extension south of the existing tram network to link Broadbeach South and Burleigh Heads.
  • Latest Updates

TBC, Project Director, Department of Transport and Main Roads

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:50

Beerburrum to Nambour (B2N) Rail Upgrade Project

  • The Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade will provide additional track capacity and reliability, creating travel time savings and increased passenger and freight services to the growing Sunshine Coast region.
  • Project Overview and Updates

11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion
Exploring BIM and AI in Transport Infrastructure Projects

  • Increasing Productivity and Cost Savings through BIM
  • What needs to be done so the construction industry could continue to embrace technology to not only future proof organisations but also improve productivity and savings?
  • BIM for road and public transport infrastructure • Benefits of Digital Engineering in the delivery of transport infrastructure projects

Mark Harvey, Program Spatial Services Manager, ARTC
Russell Vine, General Manager Communications and Engagement, Chief Innovation Officer, Cross River Rail

Russell Vine

12:30 - 13:00

Gold Coast City Transport Strategy 2041

  • An integrated approach to delivering a transport network that meets the needs of the Gold Coast community

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Future BNE: Transforming Brisbane Airport 

  • Investing over $5 billion in sustainable, transformational infrastructure that will deliver improved services, new facilities, and an exceptional airport experience.

14:30 - 15:00

Transport Infrastructure Planning for the Olympics

  • Achieving a seamless games experience through transport
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Transport Planning
  • Sustainable and Smart Travel for Everyone

15:00 - 15:05


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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