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.

 WAPC Curtin Department of Transport ECU Mainroads UWA 

The Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) is a collaboration amongst The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Department of Transport, Main Roads Western Australia and Western Australian Planning Commission, to conduct collaborative, applied research and teaching in support of policy in the connected spaces of transport and land use planning.

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John Taplin

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Emeritus Professor John Taplin early this week.

Emeritus Professor John Taplin


RailSmart Planning Wanneroo
PATREC is involved in a federal Smart Cities funded project in association with the City of Wanneroo. The project aims to develop a planning support system to model the optimisation of potential employment creation and public transport usage off the back of the northern line railway extension project. The public forum website for the project can be reached here.