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Roads Australia Event Details

POL Driverless Rollout in Australia (Sydney)

17/02/2017 10:15 to 17/02/2017 14:00

Venue: Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

Roads Australia and Austroads hosted this National Stakeholder Briefing to update stakeholders on the driverless roll-out in Australia.

The half-day program covered progress towards a nationally consistent approach to policy and regulation around connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), and mapped out future steps towards a consensus approach.

Speakers include Judith Zielke, Deputy Secretary of the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; Nick Koukoulas, CEO of Austroads; Marcus Burke, Project Director – Compliance & Technology, National Transport Commission; and QTMR General Manager (Land Transport Safety) Customer Services, Safety & Regulation, Dennis Walsh.

The  following presentations from the day are available to download:

David Stuart-Watt, President, Roads Australia - Welcome

Ian Webb, Chief Executive, Roads Australia - Preparing for an automated and driverless future

Dennis Walsh, QTMR - Outcomes from National Summit on Automated Vehicles (Aug 2016)

Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Transport for NSW - Future transport planning and innovation

Marcus Burke, National Transport Commission - Transitioning to a responsive regulatory environment



Judith Zielke, Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

As Deputy Secretary, Judith’s responsibilities include infrastructure investment, strategic policy, national maritime, rail and heavy vehicle regulation and regional development policy and programs.  Judith is also Chief Coordinator, Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which was established by the Prime Minister in March 2014 to coordinate the Australian Government's support for the search into missing flight MH370.

Judith has had a lengthy public sector career encompassing a range of policy advice and implementation positions in the Australian Government in areas of Trade, Attorney-General’s, Industry and Innovation, and most recently Infrastructure.  Across various roles, Judith has been involved in a broad range of international engagement activities including technical infrastructure and mutual recognition agreement negotiations, and World Trade Organisation negotiations.  She is also a Member of the Board of the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).



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