Research Program

The NACOE Research Program is one outcome of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Australian Road Research Board Agreement.  Projects are annually sought, submitted, managed and outcomes implemented on the expectation of significant economic and financial benefits.

The program has a bias towards using research and testing that adopts the international best practice to Australian / Queensland conditions removing barriers to innovation.

How To Get Involved

The NACOE program runs on a rolling four-year basis, with projects usually spanning 1-4 years in length. Planning the upcoming year’s program begins in January / February of each year. The program relies on the input and collaboration of the Australian Road Research Board, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and industry personnel to develop ideas for projects across the four key discipline areas of Pavements, Asset Management, Structures and Other.

The program development process is outlined to the left:

Suggestions for projects can be submitted by downloading the below Word template and following the instructions within the document.