NACOE Wins Joint Excellence in Collaboration Award 2020

The Logan City Council Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project recently won the Local Government Managers Australia Queensland (LGMAQ) Excellence Award 2020 in the Collaboration category.
It was the first of its kind in Australia to capture data that allows council to manage unstable ground in a more efficient way.
The project utilised Intelligent Compaction (IC) technology, which allows the roller operator to gain real time feedback to test compaction quality and adjust as they go. This results in savings for ratepayers by identifying roads which are at early risk of failure before costly problems arise, while building better roads for Queenslanders.
The collaboration of multiple parties, which include Logan City Council; the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACOE) – an initiative between the Department of Transport and Main Roads and ARRB – Australian Road Research Board; and QUT (Queensland University of Technology) has generated ideas in the road industry on how local governments can play a leading role in cutting edge road research and the development of innovative technologies.