Infrastructure

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Building sustainable, resilient ports and cities

Indonesia is undergoing massive economic growth. That’s going to place huge requirements on the nation’s infrastructure, including ports and transport. And a changing climate increases the risk of environmental disasters. Take ports for example: maritime trade is vital to the island nations of Indonesia and Australia— to maintain connections between cities. But ports need to work with the environment they’re built into, and both countries need to improve efficiency and accessibility for goods and passengers to move between land and sea. Infrastructure Cluster researchers in Australia and Indonesia are working with industry, government and NGOs on a suite of projects to identify shared solutions to address these challenges.

Key Themes

1. There and back again: improving transport and connectivity

The purpose of this research theme is to predict the capacity of the port, road, rail infrastructure – the annual number and tonnage of containers (in twenty-foot equivalent unit, TEU) that can be exported and imported – under difference configurations of the road and rail infrastructure. The aim is to facilitate the development of a tool that can be used by infrastructure planners as they consider different options and investments at various stages of planning, construction development and operations of the port.

The project will enable planners make decisions that enable the targeted flow of containers to be handled at the Teluk Lamong terminal. It will enable alternative configurations to be explored efficiently by modeling optimal utilisation of the infrastructure and resources in each configuration. The results will also be useable for port-road-rail management when the port is operational.

2. Infrastructure policy and process

This theme will aim at providing evidence-based solutions and improvements to the portal cities of Indonesia in the areas of major infrastructure project governance, policies, engagement, operations and processes. The key objectives in this theme are to provide evidence-based research that will address efficient port development issues related to overcoming delays in the major infrastructure project initiation, enhancing project decision making for the selection and evaluation of projects in Australia and Indonesia and improve overall efficiency in the arrangement of project finance, project governance and selection of appropriate procurement strategies, and increasing the return provided by investment in infrastructure.

3. Technological enhancement to asset management

This theme will be devoted to the development of novel methods in identifying track maintenance requirements using measured rolling stock dynamic data. The aims is to deliver sophisticated and innovative engineering solutions that enable efficient monitoring of rail infrastructure assets. The outcomes of this will impact upon the efficient management and maintenance of rail tracks and will lead to increased productivity, reliability and availability of portal facilities and operations.

4. Disaster Mitigation

This theme is aimed at assessing performance of critical infrastructures in port and its development area under normal port operation and under a seismic event. The assessment will be based on existing conditions of the structures that may be subjected to deterioration due to exposure to marine environment. Issues associated with the port development such as deep soil sediments, poor quality of backfill and effects of natural environment on the structural conditions will be addressed.

Brochure

Cluster Leadership

Professor Wing Kong Chiu

Professor Wing Kong Chiu

Professor

Monash University

Dr Hera Widyastuti

Dr Hera Widyastuti

Head of the Transport Laboratory

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

Professor Colin Duffield

Professor Colin Duffield

Professor

The University Of Melbourne

Professor Iswandi Imran

Professor Iswandi Imran

Professor

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Professor Sigit Priyanto

Professor Sigit Priyanto

Professor

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Rapid Start and Small Projects

Strategic Research Projects

Tactical Research Projects