In mid April Australia hosted a large event at Crown Promenade in Melbourne for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 204.
ISO is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. It is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.
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Lend Lease’s infrastructure services business is a specialist engineering, construction and asset management contractor, connecting industries and communities with vital infrastructure. Comprising business units with operating histories of more than 60 years and employing around 3,500 people, the business supports public and private infrastructure asset owners across Australia and New Zealand.
Lend Lease is a market leader in the provision of road network, tolling and intelligent transport system maintenance in Australia, supporting assets in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. The business is also a leader in tunnel operations, currently servicing the CLEM7, Gold Coast Airport, M2 and Graham Farmer Freeway tunnels.
ITS capabilities of the business include design installation and commissioning of new systems and upgrades for freeways, motorways, local roads, bridges and tunnels.
A recent major ITS project was the upgrade of control and safety systems at Sydney’s M5 East motorway and tunnel. The work involved the design, installation and commissioning of all hardware and software associated with the control system, as well as 87 new PTZ cameras.
The scope of the M5 East project included:
- Design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the PTZ system, which includes PTZ cameras, encoders, decoders, NVRs and a fibre communication backbone connected using layer 2 switches
- Integration of an existing video matrix switch with a new digital video matrix switch
- A video wall in the control room
- New control system servers
- New IO servers in the cross passages
- A new fibre backbone with new patch panels
- New distributed field IO processors
- An Automatic Video Incident Detection system
- A 24/7 breakdown maintenance service
For further information, visit www.lendlease.com/infrastructureservices
At its November meeting the Austroads Board agreed that Austroads be proposed to ACMA as the spectrum management entity for Cooperative ITS applications. It was also agreed that this role be resourced by a full-time officer through the national office for the short term.
Following this decision and discussion with the Cooperative ITS steering committee, a position description for a Cooperative ITS Project Director was prepared. This was circulated to Austroads’ member organisations in December with a request that they invite their staff to submit expressions of interest for a secondment opportunity to undertake the role for an initial period of two years. Expressions of interest were received from a number of high quality candidates. Interviews were conducted in January. Stuart Ballingall, Manager Information & Data Services at VicRoads was selected for the role. Negotiations have now been finalised with VicRoads on the secondment arrangements. Stuart will commence in the position on 19 March. He will still be based in VicRoads. Management and reporting arrangements will include the Chair of the Cooperative ITS steering committee, the Network Program Manager and the Chief Executive of Austroads.
Stuart will attend the June meeting of the Austroads Board to outline and update the Board on the work being undertaken.
Q-Free has been awarded a contract in Australia with Brisbane Airport Corporation for the design and construction of the Electronic Access Fee Collection System for Taxis and Ground Transportation Operators. Brisbane Airport is the 3rd largest airport in Australia. The contract value is 15 MNOK.
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URS has appointed Martha Morecock Eddy as the National ITS Manager. Martha is an advocate for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and their benefits for traffic safety and efficiency.
After 25 years in transportation and ITS program and project management, Martha has become a recognised leader in the ITS industry with exceptionally strong ITS planning, architecture, systems engineering, design, networking and communications skills.
Martha Morecock Eddy – URS
Intelligent technology has long been behind Queensland’s transport system.
Back in 1969, Queensland drivers benefited from the first computerised traffic light system in the southern hemisphere, helping to manage population growth and ensuring smoother flows of traffic especially through peak times. Read More