Sumners Road Interchange upgrade complete

The Queensland Government has completed an $80 million upgrade of the Sumners Road Interchange on the Centenary Motorway, one of Brisbane’s busiest interchanges, six months ahead of schedule. The upgrade features two new bridges, six lanes and the removal of two notorious roundabouts, would make life better for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, residents and businesses. “More than 35,000 people use this stretch of road every day, and...

Port of Townsville signs green hydrogen deal

Port of Townsville will play a part in shoring up North Queensland’s hydrogen future, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Origin Energy on its liquid hydrogen project. The MoU facilitates the potential expansion of the port, as well as the development of a liquefaction facility, new berth and associated infrastructure.  Origin is collaborating with Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) on a 300MW...

Communications systems for the future of intelligent transport

Here, we explore how Lantech Communications’ solutions are resolving challenges for the future intelligent traffic system. What are the challenges for intelligent transport communication systems? Intelligent transport systems (ITS) cover several different technologies and applications, from basic management systems, such as traffic signal control systems and monitoring applications like security CCTV systems, through to more advanced...

Quantum computing to tackle Sydney’s transport network

The NSW Government is partnering up with Q-CTRL to explore quantum computing technology in transport network resilience management, with the possibility to use the world’s smartest computer to tackle Sydney’s complex transport problems. NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, said, “This is a rare opportunity for some of our leading transport innovators and quantum computing experts to come together to tackle...

Infrastructure Australia publishes Sustainability Principles

Recently released Sustainability Principles from Infrastructure Australia are set to guide and promote sustainability across the infrastructure sector, securing major investments to provide the best outcomes for the community.   Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, said, “Our role requires us to help  ensure the benefits of sustainability are harnessed.  “With this in mind, we have developed new...

Rozelle Interchange tunnelling reaches halfway point

In a major milestone, the Rozelle Interchange, Australia’s biggest road infrastructure project, has passed the halfway mark for tunnelling works. NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, said more than 9,000 workers have worked on this stage of the WestConnex project, which also includes the Iron Cove Link. 12km has been completed so far from the overall 24km worth of tunnelling, which will include three levels of tunnels in some...