Road network resilience

Transport infrastructure is one of the seven types of nationally significant critical infrastructure identified by the Federal government to ensure the continuity of essential services in the face of extreme events including terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

This research will provide tools for determining the most cost efficient schedule of preventative/strengthening works for road networks in order to reduce both the disruption and the recovery costs after an extreme event.

A novel platform will be developed for increasing the resilience of road networks by blending transport resilience modelling and structural health vulnerability analysis of road infrastructure into one integrated spatially enabled transport planning system.