MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
12:30PM TO 1:30PM (AEST)
AUTOMATED VEHICLES AND
SHARED MOBILITY IN A POST-COVID WORLD
The NSW Government and Minister Andrew Constance’s Department, TfNSW, has been progressing their Smart Technology agenda. Hear from Minister Constance on how NSW Government is supporting Australian industries to develop AV solutions to be applied in the NSW market place.
Monday 7 September
12:30pm to 1:30pm (AEST)
The Hon, Andrew Constance MP
Minister Constance has been New South Wales Minister for Transport and
Infrastructure since 2015. He is overseeing a record $55.6 billion spend on public transport and roads over the next four years,
on top of the $58.3 billion the NSW Government has already spent on public transport since winning Government in 2011.
The NSW transport and infrastructure revolution is well underway with the opening of mega projects such as the
Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail, the new M4 Tunnels and the driverless Northwest Metro train in 2019.
Other game-changing projects, including the opening of two new major motorways known as Northconnex and
Westconnex, are just around the corner. Progress is well underway on the next stage of the driverless Metro train through
Sydney’s CBD and South West, which will include the first rail tunnel under Sydney Harbour.
Transport of the future is a key interest of Andrew’s and he is excited about combining technology, innovation
and transport. He believes customer experience should be at the centre of all transport. He now oversees both Roads and Transport portfolios which means he has an unprecedented opportunity to design and build an integrated network of roads and
public transport for NSW.
Executive Director ADVI
Rita is the Executive Director of the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) Centre of Excellence and is responsible for delivering ADVI’s contribution to the safe and successful introduction of driverless vehicle technologies into Australia.
Her prior roles include Regional Manager of Australian Road Research Board’s South Australian office. Rita managed key strategic policy projects for State Road Authorities and organisations that manage public and private road infrastructure.
Rita is a qualified Civil Engineer with over 20 years’
experience, which has included roles in Local Government which included being the Transport Expert on Planning Assessment Panels. She also has 13 years with the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia where she worked on strategic transport planning, road safety and advocacy.
She is also currently the President of IPWEA Australasia, the peak association for the professionals who deliver public works and engineering services to communities in Australia and New Zealand.
Rita is nationally and internationally recognised for her expertise in the automated vehicle sector having served as a member of Connected and Automated Vehicle Industry Reference Groups in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Singapore and the US.