We want you to help us innovate regional road maintenance!
Thank you to those who submitted an innovation as part of our Innovation Network initiative. The submission period is now closed and we are in the process of reviewing submissions.
Keep an eye on this page as we progress through this initiative – more news to come soon!
Submissions have now closed for the opportunity to have your innovation trialled on Roads and Maritime regional road maintenance projects, as part of our Innovation Network: Innovating regional road maintenance initiative.
We want to partner with industry to innovate our maintenance program and deliver the benefits to our regional and rural NSW road users.
Innovations had to be suitable for trial and ready for operationalisation on our projects. They had to offer efficiency savings for our agency and most importantly, more value for our customers. Innovations could address one or more of the below core areas, including (but not limited to):
- infrastructure inspections, monitoring or surveying
- pavements inspections
- communication, skills, resources or knowledge sharing
- Reducing paperwork, efficiencies with reports, timesheets
- corridor landscaping maintenance/vegetation clearance.
Roads and Maritime’s Innovation Network: Innovating regional road maintenance is also an exciting opportunity for the ‘Top 10’ finalists to pitch their innovations to an expert panel comprising thought leaders, inventors, academics and leaders in industry: Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology at UNSW and Carlos Rial, CEO of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association, joins Roads and Maritime maintenance experts as well as Executive Director, Regional and Freight, Roy Wakelin-King on our judging panel.
Roads and Maritime will fund a trial of the winning innovation/s (as selected by our expert Panel) as part of the Roads and Maritime regional road maintenance program in 2018/2019. If successful, we may choose to use one or more of the innovation solutions on an ongoing basis.
Roads and Maritime maintains more than 15,000 kilometres of road and bridge infrastructure in regional NSW including linemarking, pavement repairs, vegetation clearance, litter collection and barrier repairs every year.
The $4.8 billion Government investment in regional NSW offers us a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people living, working and travelling on regional and rural NSW roads.
If you have any questions concerning the initiative, please email RMSIndustry@rms.nsw.gov.au and someone will respond to your enquiry. This inbox is monitored Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.