This project builds on Ministerial commitments under the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform for road agencies to annually share harmonised road condition and expenditure data to a central repository. Allowing the performance monitoring and benchmarking of Australia's road network, understanding its bottlenecks, and plan and prioritise investments.
An important part of this reform will be systematically collecting and publishing data on the level of service road users are receiving on different road types throughout Australia, in preparation for reporting against the National Service Level Standards (NSLS) for Roads. The Framework establishes nationally consistent road categories, customer focused levels of service and the performance metrics to be measured in reporting on the level of service of roads.
In 2022, this project will work closely with states and territories to collect, store, and publish an initial priority sub-set of metrics data focused on heavy vehicle road user needs. Rougher roads cost truck operators more because of higher fuel consumption, tyre wear and maintenance costs. Understanding the impacts of road condition, along with the number and types of vehicles using a road, and vehicle operating cost models, to assist in the prioritisation of road investment projects.
This project will continue to develop and automate road data collection and harmonisation processes which began as pilot projects to support several visualisations on the prototype website.
This knowledge will help address enduring questions 2, 3, 5 and 10.
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Nationally consistent, harmonised, and secure data to enable efficient national benchmarking through the National Service Level Standards (NSLS).