AITPM Podcast Launched – Episode 1

You’ve seen adverts for it, now it’s time to hear about it! AITPM is pleased to announce that the first episode of Talking Transport, the AITPM Podcast, has now gone live on iTunes and other podcast services.In the very first episode of the podcast, join Tim Boxall, Dylan Melsom and Zoe Wilks as they preview the upcoming 2018 National Conference in Perth.

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This innovative idea was proposed and developed by the AITPM National Young Professionals and supported by the Board of Directors.

A special thankyou to our producer Russell King for his assistance.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during each AITPM Podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of AITPM or the company of individuals.

New Members June 2018

AITPM welcomed the following members in June 2018:

Michael Plant Victoria Member
Jan Zill QLD Associate
Yiqiu (Joy) Yu SA Associate
Behnam Bordbar WA Corporate x 3
Andrew Johnson NSW Member
Nita Hutapea NSW Member
Hayato Takasaki WA Member
Maurice Berger WA Member
Roxane MacInnis NSW Member
Aung Maw NSW Member
Jeremy Lim SA Member
Stephen Chan SA Member
Kasun Wijayaratna NSW Member
Igor Mileusnic NSW Member
Nafisa Nishandar NSW Student
Aston Pei NSW Student
Damien Tran VIC Student
Shana Cai NSW Student

AITPM Board Director Elections

In accordance with the Constitution, this Notice calls for nominations of individual members for three positions on the Board of Directors of the Institute. Nominations must be completed using this nomination form.  Please note that nominations must be lodged by members by 10:00am on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

In the event that more than three nominations are received a ballot will be required.  Nominees will be advised on Wednesday 20 June 2018 if more than three nominations have been received.

In that case, each nominee if they wish, can complete a statement in support of their nomination for election to the AITPM Ltd Board. The nominee statement should be submitted as a single page in a PDF format (any layout is acceptable) and will be required by Wednesday 27 June 2018 so that it can be included with the ballot forms to be sent to all members.

As a minimum it is recommended that the statement should include:

  • Nominee Name
  • Current and previous roles / responsibilities with AITPM (e.g. committee membership, conference roles, etc.)
  • Nominee’s statement

If you have any questions regarding the forthcoming AITPM Ltd Board Director elections, please forward your queries to

Dan Sullivan
AITPM Ltd Company Secretary

New Members May 2018

AITPM welcomed the following members in May 2018.

Brendan Mestroni QLD Associate
Jaykishan Shukla QLD Associate
Naznin Sultana Daisy QLD Associate
Noah Prowse QLD Associate
Rachael Amies QLD Associate
Roland Salita QLD Associate
Xin Hou WA Associate
Brett Williams SA Member
Christina de Freitas QLD Member
Damien Scutt QLD Member
James Laidler NSW Member
John Mulhaire NSW Member
Piran Trethewey NSW Member
Rafaiy Ishrat Qureshi VIC Member
Sophie Zachulski NSW Member
Thomas Lehmann NSW Member
Alisha Kozma WA Student
Bonifatius Terpstra QLD Student
Dat Tang VIC Student
Emily Plath QLD Student
Harriet Farminer WA Student
Harrison Fleming WA Student
Jordan Seet WA Student
Lloyd Baker WA Student
Marielle Salom VIC Student

AITPM New Members May 2018

AITPM welcomed the following new members in April 2018.

Chern Rodriques Victoria Associate
Robert Dixon South Australia Associate
Chelsee Klaassen QLD Associate
Casey Glover QLD Associate
Andrew Griffiths VIC Associate
Damien Hatch VIC Associate
Venuri Jayatillaka QLD Associate
Hanrong Zhang Victoria Associate
Sarah Thorpe QLD Associate
Kristy Butler QLD Associate
Rebecca Powell NSW Associate
Saeed Dalirpour SA Associate
Katrina Hendy NSW Corporate x 10
Timothy Clune VIC Member
Lindsay Smith VIC Member
Kevin Santiago Victoria Member
Daniel Osborne SA Member
Zhimin Ma SA Member
Saikat Mitra WA Member
Volker Buhl NSW Member
Eleanor Nightingale QLD Member
Leila Kazemnezhad NSW Member
Bibhuti Sharma QLD Member
Jonathan Gnanadoss Jebakumar Victoria Student
Huu Tu SA Student
Tri Hoang Le WA Student
Amy de Groot WA Student
Anjali Parmar WA Student
Negar Nili WA Student
Morgan Hutton WA Student
Paul Ventrice WA Student
Cassandra Min Victoria Student

Ted Huxtable Research Grant

Nominations are now closed

AITPM is proud to announce this inaugural research grant in the name of Ted Huxtable.

Ted Huxtable was AITPM’s first life member who passed away in 2014 at the age of 88. Ted was also NRMA’s first traffic engineer who was pivotal in guiding the organisation’s policies in traffic engineering, transport planning and road safety. Ted was a devoted AITPM member and he bequeathed $10,000 to the Institute on his passing.

The Grant
The purpose of the Ted Huxtable Research Grant is to foster research or investigations into emerging areas of interest to the traffic and transport industry. The desired outcome of these investigations will represent leading edge efficiency, safety and/or sustainability and have clear and direct benefits to the Australian transport system and its users. The research may be conducted in Australia or overseas.

The research work will be presented by the successful applicant(s) at the AITPM national conference in Adelaide in 2019.

AITPM will make available a total of up $10,000 in grants to be awarded to one or more successful applicants.

An application may be received from an individual AITPM member or a team of members. Applicants may collaborate with employers and/or industry partners and seek additional financial or in-kind sponsorship or support to leverage the grant. Applicants shall have at least one year of relevant practical experience in the transport industry, shall have at least 2 years’ membership with AITPM and commit to remain a member for 1 year following the completion of the assignment.

Applications must state the aim of the research investigations and clearly state the desired/expected outcome and be delivered to the National Administration Officer ( by 31 May 2018.

Members considering applying should advise the National Administration Officer as soon as practical so that appropriate guidance can be provided in preparing the formal application.

The applications should state:

  • Name, address and contact details of the applicant(s)
  • Current state of employment and employer
  • Names of associated partners
  • Statement of research objectives and expected outcomes
  • Location(s) where research will be undertaken
  • Why this work is important and how it can benefit Australia
  • A detailed methodology and work plan
  • How it is proposed to collaborate with employers and partners
  • A schedule showing key milestones and completion date
  • Estimate of costs and expenses and level of financial support provided by the applicant/partners together with an indicative cash flow
  • Contact details if working overseas.
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with AITPM prior to preparing a submission.

Assessment of applications
Applications will be assessed by a sub-committee nominated by AIPTM national council. Applicants may be required to provide additional information if requested or attend an interview. The decision of national council will be final.

Administration of the grant
The proposed research should be completed within 6 months of award unless a longer period is negotiated with AITPM at the outset. Progress reports shall be submitted on a fortnightly basis together with any relevant documents. The grant will be made available in increments commensurate with the cash flow forecasts provided with the application.  Evidence of expenses incurred shall be provided in support of claims.

New Members April 2018

AITPM welcomed the following members in March 2018:

First name Last Name Company State Grade
Ahmad Askar QLD Student
Aurélia Israel NSW Student
Bettina Zhang NSW Student
Daniel Hutchison QLD Student
David Sulejic Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD Transfer to Member
Jeremy Lawless NSW Student
John Duong GTA Consultants NSW Member (2019)
Jose Palma NSW Student
Katie Harker VIC Student
Mario Dizon NSW Student
Mark Johnston 2XF Advice Pty Ltd TAS Member (2019)
Melissa Adikari GHD Pty Ltd VIC Transfer to Member
Michael Kendall NSW Student
Nancye Ng Veitch Lister Consulting NSW Associate (2019)
Nathan English Cardno NSW Associate (2019)
Oliver Chambers Jacobs Engineering Group QLD Transfer to Associate (2019)
Paul Casey  Roadwork Solutions Pty Ltd NSW Member (2019)
Peter Davis WSP Australia NSW Associate (2019)
Rhys Trotman PSA Consulting (Australia) QLD Associate (2019)
Ryan Gillard Point8 Pty Ltd QLD Transfer to Member
Shelly Webster WSP Australia Pty Limted NSW Member (2019)
Stephen Pang Veitch Lister Consulting Victoria Member (2019)
Thanura Rabel Veitch Lister Consulting VIC Member (2019)
Tim Boxall PSA Consulting QLD Transfer to Member
Tim Spalding Veitch Lister Consulting VIC Transfer to Member
Yanming Pei Veitch Lister Consulting NSW Associate (2019)
Zoe O’Malley Jacobs QLD Transfer to Associate (2019)

New Members March 2018

AITPM welcomed the following new members in February 2018:

David PAVEY David Pavey Pty Ltd trading as Pavey Consulting Services NSW Member (2019)
Alan Philp WSP Australia WA Member (2019)
Alexander Rozario Brisbane City Council QLD Member (2019)
Ben Cove Stantec QLD Member (2019)
Damian Soper Brisbane City Council QLD Member (2019)
Dean Hislop AECOM Victoria Member (2019)
Gavin Nicholls Veitch Lister Consulting Queensland Member (2019)
George Karanfilovski Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate  ACT Government Australian Capital Territory Member (2019)
Gregory Smith Matrix Traffic & Transportation Data Western Australia Associate (2019)
Hadi Bagheri Stantec Australia Pty. Ltd. New South Wales Member (2019)
Jacob Donovan Western Australia Student
Jason Hoad Arup Pty Ltd WA Associate (2019)
Julius Boncato PDC Consultants NSW Associate (2019)
Kirsty Bilton City of Gold Coast QLD Member (2019)
Louie D’Amore City of Whittlesea VIC Corporate x 3 (2018)
Mardi Cuthbert Yarra Ranges Council Victoria Corporate x 3 (2018)
Matthew Todd Stantec NSW Member (2019)
Nick Buchanan GTA Consultants NSW Member (2019)
Paul Corbett PDC Consultants NSW Member (2019)
Perci Barnes RMA Engineers QLD Member (2019)
Preeti Singh AECOM QLD Associate (2019)
Raymond Zhang PeopleTrans NSW Associate (2019)
Richard Amoh-Gyimah Main Roads Western Australia WA Member (2019)
Sam McLeod GHD WA Associate (2019)
Stuart Donovan Veitch Lister Consulting Queensland Member (2019)
Tara Herley TM Civil & Survey Queensland Member (2019)