The Operations Forum aims to give ONRSR Adelaide Office and representatives of the rail industry the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss South Australian, Tasmanian and the Northern Territory operational rail safety and regulation issues.
The forum typically takes place over the course of a day, with the first half of the day devoted to issues of interest and of local relevance that have been identified through the Operations Reference Group or from suggestions made directly to the Adelaide Office. This takes the form of presentations, panel discussions and/or interactive workshops.
After a networking lunch, the second half of the day is largely devoted to the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator presenting information about national regulation activities, which includes time for questions from attendees.
The forum is intended to allow attendees to:
It is intended that the forum is held at least once a year. Other shorter forums may be held during the year if a need is identified through the Reference Group.
On 6 December 2016 ONRSR’s Adelaide Office held its third annual Operations Forum. The forum was attended by 25 rail transport operators from the commercial, freight, and tourist and heritage sectors.
Peter Doggett, Executive Director, National Operations, opened the forum and updated the attendees on the New South Wales and Queensland ONRSR transition process.
A range of topics were covered over the course of the day which included an update from Derek Heneker, National Operations Change Program Director, on the 2020 Vision project and Peter Clements from the ONRSR Hobart Regional Office regarding railway crossings.
Industry representatives from DPTI, TasRAIL, ARTC and Bowmans gave presentations providing an insight into their organisations including overviews of planned and current projects.
An Operations Reference Group has also been established to provide information and advice to the ONRSR Adelaide Office about planning for and measuring the effectiveness of the Operations Forum.
The group has a minimum of eight members, selected by the Adelaide Office to represent a cross-section of rail transport industry operating in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.
Industry membership of the is by invitation from the Director, Operations Adelaide Office and is currently comprised of:
Feedback and suggestions for forum discussion topics are welcome and can be provided by contacting one of the industry members or the Adelaide Office (contact details below).
For more information contact the Operations Reference Group Secretariat on (08) 8406 1580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Summaries of meetings
Operations Forum - Adelaide Office 2015 presentations