On 12 December 2012, Neil Scales, Acting Director-General (Transport and Main Roads Queensland) and Gerard Waldron, Managing Director (ARRB Group) signed a new partnership Agreement between the two organisations.
This new agreement builds on the long history of successful collaboration between ARRB Group (ARRB) and Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and replaces the agreement that was established in 2007.
The new agreement provides committed funding for capability development, research and technology transfer and is precisely aligned to the strategic goals of both organisations. The primary technical focus of the Agreement will be to create a National Asset Research Centre of Excellence in Brisbane. This centre will focus primarily on the pavements, structures and asset management disciplines, with the aim to ultimately raise technical capability and save TMR costs through improved decision making.
This marks a historic moment between the two organisations, demonstrating ARRB’s continued effectiveness in supporting its members.