• Transport Network Planning
  • Project Management and Contract Administration
  • Detailed Corridor/Link Planning
  • Project Governance
  • Project and Business Case development
  • Investment frameworks (IA, PAF, BQ)
  • Multi-modal transport Reference Designs and planning (rail, busway, light rail, bus priority, road, cycle, walk)
  • Strategic Transport Planning and Transport Policy
  • Integrated Transport and Land Use Planning
  • Transport Infrastructure Planning, Design and Engineering
  • Public Consultation and Engagement
  • Transport Policy development
  • Professional writing – reports, submissions

Strategic Transport Planning and Transport Policy

We have experience in developing short, medium and long-term strategic transport plans and transport policies. Our extensive experience in strategic transport planning and transport policy allows us to identify local and regional level transport issues and develop tailored and cost effective solutions. We ensure our transport planning and policy consulting is synchronised with project governance to achieve client, project stakeholder and community satisfaction. Key projects we have worked on include:

Connecting SEQ 2031
Queensland Cycle Strategy
Gold Coast City Transport Strategy
Public Transport Infrastructure Manual
TransLink Network Plan

Transport Network Planning

We deliver practical, innovative and affordable solutions to complex transport planning challenges. Project experience includes:

Public Transport Network Strategy for SEQ – TMR
Connecting SEQ 2031 – TMR
Eastern Busway and Northern Busway projects – TransLink
Gold Coast City Transport Strategy –Gold Coast City Council
South East Queensland Regional Plan –TMR
Queensland Cycle Strategy– TMR
SEQ Park ‘n’ Ride Strategy 2009 – TMR
Southport and Broadwater Master Plan – Queensland Government
SEQ High Occupancy Vehicle Study – TMR
SEQ Transitways 2010 – TMR

Project development frameworks

TransGroup has extensive experience with the Treasury Project Assessment Framework (PAF), Infrastructure Australia Assessment Framework, and Commonwealth Government (DIRD) Notes of Administration guiding Project Proposal Reports (PPR) as federal funding approval mechanisms.
Below is a simple summary of frameworks that TransGroup personnel have been involved that show project management and investment frameworks developed over time in State Government over the last 20 years in DTMR and State Development (VFMF), and how they relate to the project development life cycle.
TransGroup has a wealth of knowledge working with these frameworks over the last 20 years and has been part of their refinement and continual improvement. TransGroup has a strong understanding of the Building Queensland Business Case Development Framework (BCDF) as it draws on key success factors of these frameworks.

Below is a simple diagram prepared by TransGroup showing how the PAF gating process facilitates a projects development to final delivery and benefits realization. TransGroup has experience across the Gate 1 to Gate 6 spectrum of the PAF.

Project Governance

We believe robust project governance is essential for effective public transport. Governance of funding, suitable infrastructure and good landuse planning is key to a project’s success. Key projects we have worked on include:

Major Project Governance Review Project –Queensland Transport
Queen Street Busway Station Project –Queensland Transport
North Brisbane Project Coordination across multiple corridor and area studies – TMR
Integrated Transport and Land Use Planning
TransGroup has extensive policy development and land use planning experience. Key projects include:

State Development Assessment Provisions
Gold Coast Integrated Local Transport Plan
Brisbane Transport Plan.

Detailed Corridor/Link Planning

TransGroup has significant detailed corridor and link planning experience in Queensland and has undertaken corridor protection activities for the Northern Arterial, Samford Bypass, Moggill Pocket Arterial, Western Arterial, Kallangur Bypass, Kenmore Bypass and investigations relating to the Inner City Bypass, the Airport Motorway and the Western Bypass.

Public Consultation and Engagement
We believe that clear communication helps build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. We work closely and collaboratively with our clients throughout the project’s life cycle. We translate technical information into clear, accurate and relevant information communicated on time and to the appropriate audience. Projects of notable success include:

Main Road and Kessels Road Intersection Upgrade Business Case and Preliminary Design–TMR
Ipswich Motorway (Rocklea to Darra) Preliminary Design and Business Case– TMR
Warrego Highway Needs Assessment Feasibility Study – TMR.

Transport Infrastructure Planning, Design and Engineering

We plan and coordinate design drawings such that they meet or exceed project goals within the prescribed time and budget parameters. We also identify and assist clients in obtaining data including missing data needed in order to progress design efficiently and within accuracy and Time frame required. In addition, we assist the Design Engineers in developing and drafting of Basis of Design documentation.

We complete general arrangement layouts and detailed design associated with:

Civil / Structural:
Highways, motorways, rail, mine haul roads, access roads, site development earthworks and drainage
Sewer and water services layouts
Building and structures layouts.
Earthworks and drainage for crushing, screening and processing plants particularly associated with iron ore, magnetite and coal preparation
Pipelines – particularly associated with gas, water and slurry
Workshops and fuel farms layouts.
HV Power and LV Power head works and reticulation – particularly associated with materials handling
Processing and office/village infrastructure.
Accommodations and other project infrastructure
Workshops and general building layouts.
We work to and within the client’s Quality Procedures on every project we undertake to ensure an auditable trail in design.

We also check and review external vendor drawings for content and accuracy and proactively participate with key project team members, particularly the package and design engineers. We also assist with maintaining the drawing register, managing designers and reporting progress to supervisors.

Project Management and Contract Administration

Our team has extensive experience in project management on a range of transport projects. We identify issues and tailor solutions early in the project ensuring value for money and project completion on time and within budget. Our team fully understands the government stakeholders’ requirements for project management roles.TransGroup has provided project management services and contract administration on the following projects:

Main Road and Kessels Road Intersection Upgrade Business Case and Preliminary Design– Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)
Grantham 2011 Flood Waste Capping Project
TMR Road Maintenance and Performance Contract – Oakey District, Toowoomba Regional Council
Clifford Street (Margaret Street to Russell Street) – Toowoomba Regional Council
Maroochydore Bus Station Project – TransLink
SEQ Bus Network Review Project – TransLink
Redland Bay Marina Bus Station Project – TransLink
Gold Coast (Southern and Central) Area Transport Strategy 2031 – TMR
Sunshine Coast Light Rail Project – Sunshine Coast Council
Connecting SEQ 2031– TMR
Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Value Engineering and Business Case Technical Advisor – TMR.

Skills, experience and track record

TransGroup has a strong team with extensive experience in the development of detailed business case across the full range of process and disciplines involved in preparing a successful project outcome. TransGroup has demonstrated significant experience in leading the development of large infrastructure projects in Queensland and has the full set of skills, experience and track record to successfully deliver detailed business cases for major projects within the agreed time, scope and budget.

TransGroup has 34 years’ experience in a range of roles including Project Director, Project Manager, transport planner and construction contract administration in consulting and State Government, TransGroup is a leading transport professional in Queensland. TransGroup has specialist skills in project development, contract administration, strategic planning, network/corridor planning, major infrastructure planning, integrated transport planning, policy development, detailed planning/design and business planning. TransGroup has extensive program and project management experience on a range of infrastructure projects in Queensland with a successful track record of delivery.

TransGroup personnel have strong leadership skills, are excellent communicators and can guide a team of highly skilled professionals across all disciplines to deliver a detailed business case for major projects. TransGroup has extensive experience in managing a wide range of stakeholders across a range of projects and has demonstrated a willingness to work with and mentor client personnel as part of projects.

Project management
TransGroup has demonstrated they contribute towards and participate as a valued member of a team to determine the programming and methodology of works in consultation with the wider team and stakeholders. With this project management experience, TransGroup is well placed to provide excellent leadership and management to deliver business case for infrastructure projects.

Technical expertise
TransGroup has demonstrated on many projects that they can manage numerous activities and investigations being undertaken by technical officers within the agency and Contractors. TransGroup has grass root skills in detailed planning and civil design, through to area/network, corridor planning and has extensive experience in TMR OnQ project management methodology and PAF project development processes. He has an economics business degree and has a strong understanding of market forces related to the CSDP including factors influencing demand and supply for goods and services; forecast demand modelling and factors/assumptions to develop scenarios/options for assessment.
TransGroup also has a strong background in policy development including integrated transport and land use planning and can liaise/negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders. TransGroup has demonstrated strong knowledge and expertise across over 20 engineering elements. TransGroup has demonstrated this as lead for numerous large transport projects including scoping, reviewing and critiquing:
• Project governance, Procurement, Stakeholder interface; managing state and federal project approval and reporting systems (for example, Qld PAF, TMR OnQ).
• Identifying the need and service requirements
• Options analysis, assessment frameworks and preliminary evaluation
• Co-ordination and managing interfaces of design including geometric, earthworks, PUPs, Constructability, Active transport, Environment and Cultural Heritage, sustainability, Pavement design, Structures, Geotechnical and Hydraulics.
• Demand analysis including forecast modelling
• Delivery Model and Delivery Methods
• Cost estimating from first principles including risk analysis, escalation and reporting
• Economic, financial/commercial and affordability analysis
• Community consultation including property impact and acquisition processes including interfacing with private land/business owners and developers
TransGroup has demonstrated the desire and ability to mentor team personnel to enhance their experience and expertise as part of their profession development.

Contract Administration
TransGroup has lead and managed contracts for the development of major projects through the entire project lifecycle including concept, development, delivery and finalisation phases.
An example of TransGroups’ construction contract administration experience, working as a subcontractor, includes the $40m, 85km Warrego Highway (Mitchell to Morven) reconstruction project as part of the NDRRA program. TransGroup received excellent feedback from the Principal (BQ South West Region) for their performance in this role. TransGroup has a strong understanding of how the planning and design can minimise issues in the construction phase.

Project Handover
TransGroup has extensive experience in handover of significant infrastructure projects through the PAF Gates, particular from Business Case Gate 3 to Project Development Phase Gate 4. TransGroup received a very good result from the independent Gateway Review of the Mains/Kessles Road intersection upgrade project through PAF Gate 3. TransGroup also successfully assisted with the handover of the Ipswich Motorway (Rocklea to Darra) Stage 1 from business case to procurement and delivery phases.

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