ARRB Main Roads Western Australia and ARRB are proud to have renewed their partnership, extending the Western Australian Road Research Innovation Program (WARRIP) for a further four years.
The agreement has been extended until 2027, which will continue the collaboration research initiative delivering innovative, sustainable, and cost-saving solutions for road infrastructure projects throughout Western Australia.
The research program was first introduced in 2015 and has since then delivered many successful projects focused on pavements, bituminous surfacings, asset management, structures and safety.
“The signing of this new four-year agreement will see a decade of benefits and improved outcomes as WARRIP continues to deliver innovative solutions and proven research core activities of our business. The program is helping to improve safety, increase our knowledge on sustainability and our approaches to asset management. I look forward to another four years of strong collaboration with the NTRO through this program,” Mr John Erceg, Managing Director of Main Roads Western Australia said.
NTRO/ARRB Chief Operating Officer, Dr Richard Yeo, and State Leader for Western Australia, Craig Manton, are also pleased with the agreement renewal.
“The renewal of the WARRIP partnership between Main Roads and the NTRO / ARRB is a fantastic outcome which will enable ongoing innovation and new knowledge development to benefit management and operation of the WA transport network. WARRIP projects have been shown to deliver benefit cost ratios in the range of 8 to 10+ and continuing the investment in this program will see even greater value add,” Dr Yeo said.
Mr Manton said: “It is wonderful that Main Roads Western Australia recognises the real benefits achieved through the outcome focussed research program with a new four-year WARRIP agreement continuing the work through to 2027. This new agreement provides certainty of revenue for NTRO and will enable continued growth of the Perth office.”
ARRB looks forward to continuing its collaboration with Main Roads Western Australia to continue to deliver projects and solutions for the Western Australia network.
ARRB has recently rebranded as the National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO), widening its scope to rail, ports and airports as well as roads, mirroring the shift by transport agencies to a multi-modal transport approach.
Find out more about WARRIP by visiting their website: https://warrip.com.au/