Planning and Transport Research Centre

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Integrated freight system optimisation

Improving freight transport efficiency and effectiveness, and support planning for economic clusters.

Smarter travel decisions

Understanding travel patterns and trends and people's travel choices, to better manage travel demand.

Integrated land use and transport futures

Developing and applying advanced technologies to enhance feedback between urban land use and transport systems.

Emerging technology, and network optimisation and intelligence   

Developing data-driven decision support system to optimise road network operations.

The Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) conducts collaborative, applied research and teaching in support of policy in the connected spaces of transport and land use planning in Western Australia.

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CAITR 2017

35th Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Research (CAITR)

CAITR 2017 will be held on Rottnest Island, Perth, Western Australia from 4 to 6 December 2017!

For all information about the Conference, please go to the websiteSubmission of Abstracts extended to COB 1 September 2017. 

Register now!    Early bird rates close 1 October 2017.

Book Launched - Planning Boomtown and Beyond

The Planning and Transport Research Centre proudly celebrated the launch of Planning Boomtown and Beyond at a cocktail function held at the University of Western Australia Club on Monday, 12 June.  The event was attended by over 50 authors, reviewers, representatives from PATREC’s university and government partners, and other transport and planning related organisations.

Thank You Adjunct Professor Fred Affleck AO

At the launch of the PATREC book, Planning Boomtown and Beyond, held on Monday, 12 June 2017 the outgoing PATREC Chair Adjunct Professor Fred Affleck AO was thanked and celebrated by the incoming Chair, Mr Reece Waldock, for his many years of service to PATREC and the transport and planning industry in Western Australia.