Above: Industry leaders at our Brisbane Board Dinner in February
The RA Board held its annual workshop in Brisbane last week, providing an opportunity to host a very successful Board Dinner for Queensland’s transport industry leaders.
Sponsored by Coffey, the Dinner generated plenty of discussion – led by Board member Clare Gardiner-Barnes and Brisbane City Council (BCC) Divisional Manager, Infrastructure, Scott Stewart –about technology, skills and the future.
Clare, who leads the Freight, Strategy and Planning function within Transport for NSW, spoke about the future transport strategy currently being developed within her Department and some of the innovative approaches being explored to engage the community, particularly young people.
Clare also highlighted the imperative of aligning transport strategy with land use planning, pointing to the collaborative work TfNSW was currently doing with the Greater Sydney Commission, chaired by Lucy Turnbull.
Scott spoke about a future where as many as 40 per cent of current jobs won’t exist, and how that scenario impacts on BCC’s planning and delivery of services, including transport.
BCC is also currently revisiting its transport plans, with a view to achieving more performance-based outcomes for its ratepayers and transport customers.
Our next Brisbane event is an industry lunch with TMR’s Acting Director-General, Mike Stapleton, on March 24. It’s sure to be a sell-out – so book early.
Above right: Clare Gardiner-Barnes. Left: Scott Stewart