Highways, Roads and anything Transport related on the Sunshine Coast

Highways, Roads and anything Transport related on the Sunshine Coast

For our next Engineers Australia, Sunshine Coast Group, Tuesday 30th January event, we have been lucky to secure 3 exciting speakers who will address the changing needs and demands for Transport in SEQ.

Our Speakers for this Event are:

Amanda Yeates
General Manager
Department of Transport and Main Roads


Barbara Van Heerden

Regional Director North Coast Wide Bay Burnett Region

Department of Transport and Main Roads 


Nick Cooney
Manager Transport Infrastructure Policy
Sunshine Coast Council

For this event we given our speakers free rein to talk about absolutely anything that they think will be relevant and of interest to the audience. Last time we had Roads and Transport as out topic, we got Amanda Yeates and Andrew Ryan. Amanda spoke about the Psychology of Drivers and entertained us with a number of Videos capture form the numerous DTMR fixed cameras located on our highways. This then lead to a talk on the upcoming challenges presented by holding the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April 2018 and the innovations that DTMR is spear heading in conjunction with the Qld Police Service to use Drones around Motor accident scenes to speed up the release of this road by the Police back to DTMR. Amanda will give us an update on the progress of this project.

Andrew Ryan spoke about the Technology elements of a recent overseas trip he won from winning the IPWEA Engineer of the year award in 2016. His talk included the progress with designing and implementing Autonomous Cars, together with innovative research projects which included using road surfaces for energy collection as well as being able to recharge a cars battery on the run.

As Andrew has moved on, this year we have been able to get another local member Nick Cooney to step into the role and he will talk about a variety of innovative changes being considered to be introduced on the Sunshine Coast.

On the night we will introduce our speakers and they will deliver their talk followed by a brief question and answer session before introducing the next speaker. 





30 / 01 / 2018 - 06:15 pm to 08:30 pm
Registration Closes
30 / 01 / 2018 05:30 pm
Waterfront Hotel
2/46 David Low Way
  • Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $59.99 ($54.54 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $59.99 ($54.54 excl. GST)
Sunshine Coast Regional Group
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
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