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Network Management of Low Volume Roads in NSW

  • 1.  Network Management of Low Volume Roads in NSW

    Posted 15 August 2018 22:18
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    Hi Everyone,

    It has been identified that there are many challenges to managing the Low Volume Road network in NSW with limited available resources it is essential that every dollar spent on the road network provides the most beneficial outcomes. To help determine best practice strategies for low volume roads in selected regions of NSW I am conducting a Survey of Low Volume Road Network Managers.

    This survey is being undertaken as part of my Honours Project at the University of Southern Queensland in fulfilment of the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) degree. This research will improve the understanding of, and confidence in, the current management practices in selected regions of NSW.

    To assist me complete this research I invite you, or the person responsible for managing your low volume road network to participate in this survey. Your participation will involve the completion of a survey questionnaire relating to the management of both sealed and unsealed Low Volume Roads. The survey should take no more than 30 minutes of your time.

    To undertake the survey now please follow this link:

    I am planning to close the survey at the end of this month (August 2018) so that I can complete my research. If you could spare the time to participate this would be greatly appreciated. The more responses that I receive the more meaningful the results will be.


    Tom Franzen Design Officer,

    Eurobodalla Shire Council

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Student, University of Southern Queensland


  • 2.  RE: Network Management of Low Volume Roads in NSW

    Posted 20 August 2018 20:02
    Hi Thomas,

    As a fellow USQ Civil engineering external student, and working in local government i would like to help with your survey. however i am based in SA, do you want input from other states or just NSW?



  • 3.  RE: Network Management of Low Volume Roads in NSW

    Posted 21 August 2018 00:23
    ​Hi Shane,

    Thanks for your offer to help with the survey. My research project focusses on the current practices within NSW. However, it would be interesting for comparison to get some input from other areas outside of NSW so if you can participate that would be good.


  • 4.  RE: Network Management of Low Volume Roads in NSW

    Posted 30 August 2018 21:01
    ​Hi All,
    I would first like to thank all those who have participated in this survey. I have had some really good responses with a decent number of Council's from across NSW as well as a few from interstate and overseas take part. The data and feedback that I have received is of high quality and will be very helpful in determining some best practices.

    I now only need a few more Council's from NSW to participate in this survey to reach my target required for the project. If you, or your Council currently manages low volume roads within your network I encourage you to participate in this survey. I am currently in the process of analysing the data and writing up the results. However, I am going to leave the survey open for another week (Until Thursday 6th September) to allow extra time for those who have not yet been able to participate.

    If you have any questions please let me know.

    Thank you for your time.

    Tom Franzen