ExpiredTAS – Technical seminar double bill

  • 16/10/2018 - 21/10/2018
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Victorian and Tasmanian network is invited to join us for one of two special events being held in Tasmania on 16 and 17 October 2018.

The two lunch seminars will cover traffic in a developing city as well as some contemporary research and data collection in the transport field in Tasmania. Both events will include speakers from across the transport sector, including academia and government.

Traffic in a Developing City – Tues 16 October, 12-2pm

RACT Function Centre, UTAS Stadium, Inveresk

Join us for lunch to hear from:

  • Catherine Murdoch, Director Northern Cities, Office of the Tasmanian Coordinator-General City Deals

    The potential for Transport Investment in Launceston
    Catherine will discuss how the Smart Cities Investment may play a role in shaping Launceston’s Transport Network.

  • Richard Burk, Traffic and Civil Services

    How to write a Traffic Impact Assessment
    Traffic Impact Assessments are an essential part of the development process, ensuring a development does not cause adverse safety or capacity impact on the surrounding road network. Richard will explain the trigger for a TIA as required by Planning Schemes and the guidelines setting out the elements required. He will also cover the important relationship between client, road/planning authority and the position of the consulting engineer.

  • Reece Humphreys, Director, GTA Consultants

    Bus network planning in a regional Australian City
    This presentation will be based on recent work undertaken in striking a balance between providing a bus network for a growing city with creating a place, destination and the city’s heart.

This is a free event for AITPM members and non members with registrations required by 12 October.

Any queries should be directed to: Nigel.Coates@launceston.tas.gov.au


Hobart AITPM Seminar – Wed 17 October, 11.50 arrival for 12-2pm

Department of State Growth, Putalina Oyster Cove Room, Ground floor, 4 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Launceston based guests can view live streaming of the event at: Conference room, 3rd floor, Henty House, Launceston

Join us in person in Hobart or via live stream in Launceston for a seminar to review some contemporary research and data collection in the transport field in Tasmania.  Speakers include:

  • Verity Cleland, Menzies Institute for Medical Research: Health by Stealth: Understanding and changing active and public transport behaviours

    Regular physical activity is critical for good health, but less than half of Australian adults achieve recommended levels. Given that public transport users accumulate more physical activity than private motor vehicle users, encouraging greater use of public transport may be a novel strategy for promoting ‘health by stealth’. This talk will discuss our Tasmanian-based research that is exploring how we might leverage public transport as a way to improve population health.

  • Erin Trainer, Department of State Growth: Real-time traffic data with Bluetooth receivers

    Bluetooth receivers are being deployed around the greater Hobart road network and will make their way around the state. What are they for, how do they work, what data do they collect and what are the implications for real-time and strategic traffic management in Hobart and beyond.

  • Anne Hardy, University of Tasmania: Insights into Tourist behaviour on Tasmanian Roads

    In 2016 the Tourist Tracking Project forged unprecedented insights by developing an app, enabled with survey and GPS technology, that has tracked the movement of over 1300 groups of tourists around Tasmania since its inception. The study was the largest of its type ever to be conducted, both spatially and temporally. The project resulted in new insights into exactly how and where tourists travel, the itineraries that they choose and the consumption of destinations. The research was given worldwide attention, resulting in Tourism Tracer being granted Research Partner status with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

This is a free event for AITPM members and non members with registrations required by 12 October.

Any queries should be directed to: Tim.Bickerstaff@ghd.com

NB:The meeting room is not accessible to non-government staff, please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in be chaperoned in by a staff member.


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