Network Task Force and Projects

Network Task Force

The Network Task Force's objective is to improve the efficient, reliable and safe operation of the road network.

The transport of people and goods is essential to the economic and social development of the community. Substantial investment is made in road networks to facilitate this.

The development and management of the road network is faced with several challenges:

  • continuing growth in vehicle ownership and usage
  • increasing traffic congestion in urban areas
  • trends toward larger (and more efficient) freight vehicles
  • continuing concern for safety improvements
  • increasing concern about environmental impacts.

The central challenge is to address these often conflicting issues in a manner that balances economic, social and environmental objectives appropriately. The effective management of the road transport system is fundamental to making the best use of the existing road network.

The Network Task Force, which has representatives from state and territory road agencies, and the Australian Local Government Association, coordinates research that is working towards:

  • national ITS architecture and protocols
  • harmonisation of traffic system requirements
  • network operating planning for all modes
  • network operations performance measures
  • standardised information services for users
  • maintaining the Guide to Traffic Management.

Network Task Force Projects

Project NumberProject NameProgramSub-programStatus
NSP6090Congestion management and network operations opportunities: technology, data, mobility and guidance (Congestion and reliability: stage 2)NetworkNetwork Strategic Priority Active
NEG6121Security vulnerability of existing intelligent transportation systems and devicesNetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
NEG6120Building transport modelling management capability in Australasian road and transport agenciesNetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
NEG6114Improving the reliability of heavy vehicle parameters to support more accurate traffic modelling in Australia / New ZealandNetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
NEG6026Standardisation of ITS technology asset management datasetsNetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
NEG6019National ITS architecture and framework (NIA/F) stage 3: national content and governanceNetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
NEG2078ITS product pilot for harmonised ITS (HITS) validationNetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
BN2019Safety at road worksitesNetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
NEG6181

Classifying, measuring and valuing the benefits of place on the transport system

NetworkNetwork Task ForceActive
NTM6118Updating Austroads pedestrian planning and design guidance in line with international good practiceNetworkNetwork Traffic Management Active
NTM6100Translating research into practice: advancing the Austroads Guide to Traffic ManagementNetworkNetwork Traffic Management Active
NTM6025Passing lanes – safety and performanceNetworkNetwork Traffic Management Active
NTM6021Safe System in Austroads Guide to Traffic ManagementNetworkNetwork Traffic Management Active

Program Contacts

The Network Task Force is part of the Austroads Network Program.

Program Manager: Natalie Lockwood
Email: nlockwood@austroads.com.au

Program Coordinator: Judi Jarvis
Austroads | Level 9, 287 Elizabeth Street | Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 8265 3334
Email: jjarvis@austroads.com.au