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Cardno’s interactive transport plan helps get Broken Hill community moving

Cardno developed an interactive transport plan to help our client at the Broken Hill City Council visualise our recommended infrastructure upgrades and their costs dynamically.

Cardno’s Transport Planning and GIS teams developed an interactive dashboard to help our client at the Broken Hill City Council visualise our recommended infrastructure upgrades and their costs dynamically in order to prioritise these based on the Council’s budget.

Broken Hill is Australia's first heritage-listed city that played a significant role in the development of Australia as a modern and prosperous country. This long-established mining town dotted with NSW colonial government style historic buildings does not just live on past glories. The Broken Hill City Council strives to get the community moving – and this is where Cardno contributes to making a difference through our transport planning and GIS expertise.

Our NSW Transport Planning team worked with Council and the local community to identify the challenges and opportunities for active transport (walking and cycling) in Broken Hill with a goal to increase safety, accessibility and participation. An enhanced network comprising footpaths, on-road routes and shared paths is proposed with the shared path network being prioritised.

Having this vast and isolated outback city as a study area, presenting all the recommended infrastructure upgrades was a challenge. Non-traditional approaches were investigated and an interactive GIS dashboard was developed as a result. The dashboard provides a detailed view of the proposed infrastructure and costs based on the variables such as the geographical area, infrastructure/path types and priority levels that the users define.

“The GIS dashboard allows the client to visualise all recommended infrastructure upgrades and associated costs and adds a new dimension to planning a rollout of infrastructure works over time,” said Austen Pepper, Technical Advisor - Location Intelligence.

The standard solution is to provide a client with a static spreadsheet of detailed infrastructure upgrades and costs. The dashboard shortcuts additional analysis and break down of the upgrades by allowing the client to dynamically see and plan how the rollout schedule can be designed to meet the budget and needs of the Council.

For more information contact:

Chris Slenders
NSW Senior Transport Planner
Phone: +61 2 9024 7021

Austen Pepper
Technical Advisor – Location Intelligence
Phone: +61 2 4231 9639