Category: ITS Australia News


National transformation of the Australian spatial sector in full swing

The 2026Agenda is pleased to announce five new members to its Leadership Group. The addition of these members creates a new, diverse and powerful leadership group, directly supporting initiative F4 – promote and develop innovative leadership across all sectors.

Dr Peter Woodgate, co-Chair 2026Agenda, said he was pleased to have garnered such heavy hitters for the leadership group.

“A big part of the 2026Agenda surrounds communicating the breadth and wealth spatial science brings to other industries. During the consultation process, it was acknowledged that our industry can do much more to communicate our and must reach out more,” he said. “Spatial touches on most areas of the economy, especially as technologies advance,” Peter said, “bringing together some of the key leaders from priority growth sectors to help guide and support the 2026Agenda was a must. We are so pleased with the contribution our new members have already made.”

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Solid leadership continues as Vice President is elected as President at ITS Australia

Following six years of leadership by Brian Negus as President, ITS Australia has today announced its new President and Board of Directors.

ITS Australia Board Members and Susan Harris, CEO ITS Australia

From today the Board of Directors will be led by Mr Dean Zabrieszach as President, ably supported by Mr Dennis Walsh as Vice President, and Directors, all of whom bring with them a wealth of knowledge from a variety of transport industry backgrounds.

ITS Australia congratulated new and re-elected Board members:

Mr Dale Andrea – VicRoads

Mr Chen Cai – Data61/CSIRO

Mr James Hurnall – Federal Chambers of Automotive Industries

Mr Mark Jackman – Robert Bosch Australia

Mr Jeff McCarthy – Roads and Maritime Services

Mr Brian Negus – RACV

Mr Dean Zabrieszach – HMI Technologies


They join ongoing members of the Board:

Mr Bill Advic – Eastlink

Mr Gino Dompetrio – Jacobs Group

Mr Chris Koniditsiotis – Transport Certification Australia Limited

Mr Jeremy Nassau – Transurban

Mr Soren Tellegen – Kapsch (TrafficCom in Australia/New Zealand)

Mr Dirk Van de Meerssche – Cubic

Mr Dennis Walsh – Department of Transport and Main Roads

Mr Michael Watts – Transmax


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ITS Australia recognises industry stand-outs – congratulations to the winners and nominations

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia tonight celebrated the achievements of the nation’s most innovative and advanced transport technologies and the organisations and individuals involved.

Held at the Art’s Centre, Melbourne, and attended by The Hon Ben Carroll MP, Minister for Industry and Employment, the National Awards recognise professional ITS expertise and raise awareness across all levels of government and community about the benefits of ITS technology to cities and communities, the economy, environment, transportation and everyday lives.

Now in their 8th year, and reflecting the growing influence of ITS across transport technology decision making, ITS Australia received a record number of nominations from a wide variety of organisations for this year’s awards.

Read more ITS Australia National Awards Winners 2017

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ITS Australia adds new strength to all-female team

Melbourne, 17 November, 2017 – ITS Australia has expanded its numbers and welcomes two new staff to the team.

Joining the Intelligent Transport Systems industry association to the newly created role of Policy Manager is Stacey Ryan. Kathryn Belton joins as Communications Manager.

These welcome additions to the unusually all-female technology organisation are in response to the incredibly positive success of the ITS World Congress 2016, hosted by ITS Australia in Melbourne.  The success of the event has placed Australia on the global map as a leader in ITS technology, particularly in the fields of our regulatory frameworks and successful deployments of technology.

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Lauchlan McIntosh AM recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems industry

Media Release
Melbourne 24 October 2017 – ITS Australia President Brian Negus announces that Lauchlan McIntosh, Member of the Order of Australia (AM), has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to improving the safety and mobility of the community.

Mr McIntosh will receive the 2017 Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award at the ITS Australia National Awards, The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne, 23 November 2017.
The Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award is an industry nominated award, named after Dr Max Lay AM, a globally recognised pioneer and leader in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Read More

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Smart City focus to include transport technology

A collaborative of over 380 transport sector organisations, including ITS Australia, have recommended to the Federal Government that transport be a key factor in the National Cities Performance Framework (NCPF). Read more

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ITS Australia National Awards Shortlisted Finalists

The increasing strength of the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) industry has been reflected in a record number of nominations for the 2017 ITS Australia National Awards.

The Judging Panel, comprising ITS leaders, considered nearly twice as many submissions across all categories, compared to 2016. Read more

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ITS Summit shows strength of transport technology industry in Australia

The 5th annual Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit has been hailed a great success.

More than 400 international and Australian ITS leaders attended the ITS Summit (27-28 September 2017) to hear more than 50 Australian and international speakers at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. ITS Australia hosted the event in partnership with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Read more

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Driverless car software adapted to cope with kangaroos in Australia

Software to enable the introduction of driverless cars in Australia has had to be adapted to cope with the hazard of kangaroos.

Fully automated, driverless cars are expected to be introduced on Australian roads as early as 2021. Read more

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ITS Australia article Sunday Herald Sun 10 September 2017

ITS Australia Chief Executive Susan Harris was interviewed for an article in the Sunday Herald Sun (10 Sept 2017), the biggest selling paper of the week. Titled Talking to the Traffic, the article features the University of Melbourne led Australian Integrated Multi-modal EcoSystem (AIMES) test bed. Read more

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