Managing transport system investment: risk of changing trends & uncertainty 

Wed 11 August 2021, 1pm AEST (11am AWST)

This webinar shares key findings from recent research by Western Australia’s Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC). through the iMOVE CRC.

The PATREC project, ‘Enhancing patronage prediction, strategic asset management practice and appraisal processes to account for emerging trends and uncertainty’, adapted existing tools, guidelines and frameworks to take account of changing trends and technologies, potentially helping transportation decision-makers manage risks.

PATREC is a collaborative group comprising leading experts in the fields of transportation and infrastructure planning, and researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Managing the risks of transportation planning through uncertain times

The uncertainties of emerging technologies and shifting trends disrupt conventional decision-making regarding transportation, impacting short- and long-term planning. Transport planners, departments and agencies are thus keen to find better ways to manage the increased investment risk.

In a recently completed research project, PATREC adapted key existing planning tools, guidelines and frameworks – including patronage forecasting tools, guidelines for road asset management, and the transport infrastructure project assessment and prioritisation frameworks – to take into account changing trends and technologies.

This hour-long webinar, hosted by the iMOVE CRC, will disseminate key findings from the project.

 Webinar agenda

  • Introduction: Ian Christensen, Managing Director, iMOVE CRC
  • Project overview – ‘Enhancing patronage prediction, strategic asset management practice and appraisal processes to account for emerging trends and uncertainty’: Professor Sharon Biermann, Director PATREC, University of Western Australia
  • Enhanced patronage trend prediction: Dr Brett Smith, University of Western Australia
  • Role of journey planning applications in influencing patronage: Tristan Reed, Curtin University
  • Adapting strategic road asset management practice to account for uncertainty relating to CAVs: Professor Kerry Brown, Edith Cowan University
  • Adapting infrastructure project prioritisation to account for uncertainty relating to disruptive technology: Dr Sae Chi, University of Western Australia
  • Summary and close.

Registration and further information

Register here –if you can’t attend the webinar at the scheduled time, the host will send you a recording after the fact.

For further information, contact iMOVE CRC Communications Manager Jackie King on