Publications by year: 2006

This page is a listing of all BITRE publications released in 2006.

  • Container and Ship Movements Through Australian Ports 2004–05 to 2024–25Working Paper 65December 2006This report presents the national and port level forecasts of container and ship movements through Australian ports over the next twenty years.
  • Waterline No 41—December 2006Statistical Report December 2006Waterline reports on trends in container handling productivity on the waterfront in Australia as well as the cost of importing and exporting containers.
  • Passenger Movements between Australian Cities, 1970–71 to 2030–31Information Sheet 26December 2006BTRE has recently completed estimates of passenger movements by various modes (i.e. air, car, coach and rail) between major Australian cities (covering ten main routes) from 1970–71 to 2003–04 and predicted passenger flows up to 2030–31.
  • Optimising Harmonisation in the Australian Railway IndustryResearch Report 114September 2006In the last decade, Australia's railways have undergone an ownership, operational and technological revolution. The establishment of national public and private train operators has finally brought seamless rail freight services across the country. There has been a complementary development in track management, with one manager (Australian Rail Track Corporation) rather than five, now controlling most of the interstate track.
  • Port Level Forecasts of Container and Ship Movements in Australia: 2004–05 to 2024–25Staff Papers September 2006Paper given to the 29th Australian Transport Research Forum conference to be held from 27 to 29 September 2006 in Gold Coast. Authors: Krishna Hamal, Benjamin James, Mark Cregan.
  • Interstate Freight on States RoadsStaff Papers September 2006Paper given to the 29th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 27–29 September 2006, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. Authors: David Gargett, Afzal Hossain and David Cosgrove.
  • Submission to the Productivity Commission Road and Rail Freight Infrastructure Pricing InquirySubmissions August 2006The submission commences with a brief general discussion of the economics of road and rail infrastructure and some implications for pricing; examines the relationship between estimates of road infrastructure costs attributable to Australian heavy vehicle operators and charges paid, both at the aggregate level and for particular road corridors; discusses issues in improving the efficiency of both road and rail freight infrastructure pricing, and finally considers the question of charging for freight externalities.
  • Drivers of Economic Growth in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan RegionWorking Paper 67August 2006This project improves our understanding of socio-economic drivers of growth in the Sydney region.
  • Australian Transport Statistics 2006Other August 2006Australian Transport Statistics provides an easy introduction to a diverse range of transport statistics.
  • Skill Shortages in Australia's RegionsWorking Paper 68July 2006Skill shortages are a well documented issue both in Australia and overseas, but the problem itself is not well defined. Most of the previously published work has been conducted on a national or industry wide scale. The BTRE approach focused on the relationship between skill shortages and location, using local skill audits, commissioned reports and industry focused studies.
  • Avline No 8—June 2006Statistical Report June 2006This annual report summarises activity in the Australian aviation sector.
  • Waterline No 40—May 2006Statistical Report May 2006Waterline reports on trends in container handling productivity on the waterfront in Australia as well as the cost of importing and exporting containers.
  • Cost of Aviation Accidents and IncidentsResearch Report 113March 2006This report provides estimates of the total cost to Australia of aviation related accidents and incidents that occurred in the financial year 2003–04.
  • Australian Sea Freight 2003–2004Information Paper 56March 2006The Australian Sea Freight series presents statistics on the movement of Australian freight by sea, as well as information on port activity, fleet structure, and use of coastal permits.
  • Freight Measurement and Modelling in AustraliaResearch Report 112March 2006Freight Measurement and Modelling in Australia aims to summarise the existing state of knowledge on freight in Australia and to present the time series data, analysis and sources which underpin the BTRE's long term freight forecasts.
  • Petrol PricesStatistics March 2006FUELtrac has been commissioned by AAA to collect petrol price data in each capital city and major regional centres around Australia.
  • About Australia's Regions 2003–06Statistics March 2006Back issues of About Australia's Regions from 2003–06
  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme BTRE Monitoring Report No. 9 2004–05Monitoring Report 9March 2006An annual review of the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme.
  • Demand Projections for Auslink Non-Urban Corridors: Methodology and ProjectionsWorking Paper 66February 2006In order to undertake more informed strategic network assessments, the BTRE has developed two models for projecting future non-urban passenger and freight transport demand: OZPASS non-urban passenger travel forecasting model; and FreightSim inter-regional freight forecasting model. This paper outlines the structure of these models and demonstrates their application to projecting future passenger and freight movements across the non-urban sections of the AusLink National Network.
  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme BTRE Monitoring Report No. 8 2003–04Monitoring Report 8January 2006This report presents the results of BTRE's eighth annual review of the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme. It covers the operation and impact of the Scheme up to (and including) 2003–04.