Sustainable pavement management practices in the green triangle

The Roads Corporation of Victoria (VicRoads) inaugurated a Road Network Maintenance Alliance agreement with Fulton Hogan (FH) in the South-Western Region in 2015. The network is varied and covers more than 4,000 km of state arterial roads and encompasses several sub-networks from the urban area around Geelong in the East, to the mainly rural agricultural districts in the West. The Green Triangle comprises one such sub network and is economically a key development area, bordered by Hamilton in the North, Portland in the South and Mount Gambier just across the SA border, in the West. Large tracts are covered with both softwood and hardwood plantations which are exported principally through the port of Portland. The Green Triangle is also an important dairy farming region and a source of sustainable clean energy through wind farming. The increasing movements of comparatively high percentages of commercial vehicle traffic through the Green Triangle to Portland has placed considerable stress on an already ageing and deteriorating network. The focus is upon delivering long term value to the stakeholders of the road network and operations. The workforce is drawn principally from locally based VicRoads (Regional Roads Victoria) and FH staff complemented by local authority teams and private contractors as sub-contractors. The challenges of meeting competing customer demands upon the network requires a holistic approach to working with local industry and interest groups. This paper describes how the asset team has deployed a structured asset management approach aligned with VicRoads Corporate strategy that has enabled long term sustainable strategic planning to facilitate the competing demands upon the Green Triangle sub-network. Using the asset team's asset management tools a strategy has been developed to sustainably model future budgeting needs.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 414-428
  • Monograph Title: WEC2019: World Engineers Convention, 20-22 November 2019, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01745481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • ISBN: 9781925627251
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2020 11:51AM