Dangerous Goods Movement Study

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About the scheme

The Dangerous Goods Movement Scheme is a scheme of the Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) application of the National Telematics Framework.  

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is collaborating with Transport Certification Australia (TCA) and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to undertake a dangerous goods movement study that will help address the concerns identified in the industry, including ensuring:

  • The right and adequate ‘first and last mile’ access through local government roads
  • Continued safe access through an increasingly congested road network adversely affected by:
    • massive basin-wide redevelopment and urban consolidation
    • local government efforts to make suburban previous light industrial/commercial sites and precincts.

TCA is looking to obtain a sample of industry participants to help identify the movement of dangerous goods vehicle movements throughout the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area using telematics data.

TCA is responsible for:

  • Setting out the data sets required
  • Collecting, aggregating and anonymising data sets from the sample group of industry participants
  • Producing draft network ‘heat maps’ – based on the telematics data sets. These will provide insight on the volume of vehicle movement from the sample group throughout the targeted Sydney area.

TCA and TfNSW give a clear undertaking that all data will be aggregated and anonymised to ensure commercial confidentiality. The study will not, in any way, enable the subsequent identification of individual vehicles, or the company ownership of vehicles.

For more information on the scheme, please contact John Gordon, Strategic Development Manager, TCA. Phone (03) 8601 4600 or contact us.

How the study is going

The Dangerous Goods Movement study is generating positive outcomes for industry and participants.  The National Road Safety Partnership program (NRSPP) worked with one participant, Leigh Smart of Formula Chemicals, to develop a case study on the benefits of including telematics into the safety system of a company. 

The study highlights the value that good telematics data and analysis can provide for improving safety and increasing the efficiency and productivity of operations.

This case study continues the good work of the NRSPP in supporting improved safety outcomes for industry in a collaborative approach. 

It also underlines the importance of industry participation in sharing data (through appropriate privacy protection mechanisms) to improve broader road safety outcomes, and support network planning, maintenance and other road management decisions by state and local governments.