Friday, 23 November 2018
Austroads has published its 2017-18 annual report which 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 2017-18 Austroads:
- invested $10.8m in its roads related research work program
- undertook work in 114 projects, completing 43 during the year
- published 118 reports, papers and updates to the Austroads Guides (with 349,000 publications sold and downloaded)
- enabled 167m driver licence and vehicle registration database transactions via the National Exchange of Vehicle Data Information Service (NEVDIS).
In his Chair's report, Neil Scales said that Austroads has continued to build on the successes of last year and has delivered an exceptional body of research along with significant digital developments.
" The Austroads Board members have been energetic and collaborative in this second year of delivery of the Austroads Strategic Plan 2016-20. In Australia and New Zealand 85% of our engineers are men and so I am encouraged that the most recent recruits to the Austroads Board are highly placed and experienced women," Neil said.
Nick Koukoulas, Chief Executive said in his report that the second year of the Austroads Strategic Plan 2016-20 delivery had been very pleasing.
"The process changes established last year to improve the development and delivery of our research projects were further refined and have proven to be very successful. We have continued to reduce the number of projects, but we are not doing less research. Our projects are more complex, larger in scale and they have more significant outcomes," Nick said.
"I would like to thank the Austroads Chair, Deputy Chair, Board members, the Task Force and Working Groups members, our Project Managers and all Austroads staff for their work this year. We’ve seen some terrific gains and I am looking forward to confidently building on these over the next 12 months," Nick said.