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AP-R563-18 Better Management of End-of-Life Vehicles

This report sets out a rationale for modifying the national vehicle registration framework to enable better end-of-life management of vehicles.

It proposes two alternatives to the current arrangements: Open Loop involving a tightening of the current arrangements and Closed Loop which...

AP-R564-18 Review of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework

This report reviews the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework and its adoption or otherwise by states and territories.

A number of areas for consideration by Austroads are identified including increased focus on or inclusion of additional competencies; minimum training d...

AP-C20-17 Austroads Annual Report 2016-17

The annual report provides a detailed review of the strategic focus of each Austroads Program as well as the projects completed and progressed during the year.

At a glance, in 2016-17 Austroads:

  • invested $12.4m in our roads related research work program, contracting...

AP-R554-17 National Prequalification System: Inclusion of Specialist Precast Concrete Categories

This report presents the outcomes of the harmonisation work undertaken by Austroads to develop new specialist precast concrete categories for inclusion in the Austroads National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts. 

Road agencies that adopt...

AP-C102-17 Guidelines: National Prequalification System for Precast Concrete Products

This new National Prequalification System (NPS) documentation is made available to road agencies and industry to enable the new specialist category for precast concrete to be formally introduced into the NPS.

Individual participating authorities will determine if and when they adopt ...

AP-R546-17 National ITS Architecture Stage 2 Module 2: Mapping FRAME Content to TOGAF

The National ITS Architecture FRAME Content to TOGAF Mapping project was commissioned by Austroads as a key project in stage 2 of the National ITS Architecture development.

The project’s purpose is to map FRAME content (European ITS FRAMEwork architecture) into the National ITS...

AP-R545-17 Community Service Obligations Framework for the Roads Sector

This report examines the application of community service obligations (CSOs) to the roads sector and provides an overview of the potential options which could be utilised in the development of a Community Service Obligations framework.

In this report, a road is defined as being subje...

AP-C101-17 Guidelines for Trials of Automated Vehicles in Australia

These guidelines provide a flexible framework to encourage innovation and ensure safety when testing automated vehicle technology on Australian public roads....

AP-R543-17 Assessment of Key Road Operator Actions to Support Automated Vehicles

Australian and New Zealand road agencies and operators are preparing for the introduction of Automated Vehicles (AVs). 'This report investigates the potential changes needed to the way road networks are managed to consistently support and optimise the outcomes from the introduction of AVs....

AP-R540-17 Registration, Licensing and CTP Insurance Issues Associated with Automated Vehicles

This report considers the potential impacts on vehicle registration, driver licensing and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance arrangements that might arise from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia and New Zealand.

The key vehicle registration issues identifie...

AP-R537-17 The Forrest Review: Driver Licensing and Barriers to Indigenous Economic Participation

The Forrest Review recommends that all Australian State and Territory Governments “introduce a consistent approach to issuing ‘provisional’ locked licences for people who are unable to drive due to unpaid fines or other traffic infringements, so that they can get and keep a j...

AP-C20-16 Austroads Annual Report 2015-16

Each year Austroads produces an annual report which details its work program, operations and financial management.

The annual report provides a detailed review of the strategic ...

AP-R513-16 ITS Architecture Roadmap

The National ITS Architecture Roadmap provides an overview of Austroads’ activities and timeframes to progress the development and implementation of the National ITS Architecture. The roadmap:

  • Provides a timeline that identifies key milestones in the ongoing development...

AP-R506-16 ITS Performance and Benchmarking

This report presents a consistent methodology to evaluate and report ITS asset performance from the road user perspective.

It reviews current ITS performance evaluation practices amongst Austroads and road agencies. VicRoads methodology was adopted and generalised, and a five-step fr...

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