More than 160 people attended RISSB's second MasterClass webinar. Attendees heard from Executive General Manager - Inland Rail Integration, Damien White, who highlighted the importance of the Inland Rail project and how Inland Rail infrastructure is building opportunities to change the marketing, operations and engineering paradigms of the Australian freight rail industry.
Coming up later this month we'll hear from:
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Sue McCarrey, ONRSR
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Tim Young, Downer Group
We're currently working on our May and June schedule and will post webinar details on https://www.rissb.com.au/home/webinars/ once they are finalised. Keep checking your inbox for your invitation to our many upcoming webinar events.
If you'd like to join us for Sue McCarrey's presentation, please click the dark blue 'Register Now' button below.
The Productivity Commission was asked to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008-09. Those reforms relate to heavy vehicle safety and productivity, rail safety and maritime safety. The Government also asked the Commission to recommend further reforms towards a more integrated national market for transport services. The final report on the inquiry was completed and handed to the Federal Government last week. Over 80 submissions were received, largely focused on heavy vehicles. RISSB was invited by the Productivity Commission to appear at the
inquiry outside published consultation sessions.
Priority Planning Process Unearths 58 Ideas for New Publications
As part of RISSB’s overall workplan formation, every year we invite new ideas for Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidelines - it’s the part we call our Priority Planning Process (PPP).
The window for providing those closed on the 8th March, up until which time we were very pleased to have engaged with our stakeholders – discussing their potential ideas, and helping people flesh them out. Over that period there were a whopping 58 potential ideas raised culminating in 19 actual submissions. We’re now discussing those with our Standing Committees, our member organisations and ONRSR. Later we’ll build those priority items into our workplan for the 2020/21 financial year.
Thank you to all those who are contributing at one or more of these stages. It really is important in helping us to arrive at those projects that are the priorities for industry.
The industry SPAD Group, co-ordinated by RISSB, will be meeting remotely on Tuesday 5 May 2020.
This meeting was moved from 30 March due to COVID 19 restrictions. The agenda will be as planned with presentations from ONRSR on SPAD data and the National Data Strategy and CQUniversity on the three SPAD research projects underway. New issues to be discussed at SPAD Group will also be outlined.