Ben Ellis conducted an ex-post evaluation of the Wallaville Bridge project (Bruce Highway) and subsequently the report was published by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). 

​The project complements the development of the Australian Transport Council endorsed “National Guidelines for Transport System Management in Australia”. The project is intended to benefit both future project appraisal and future ex-post evaluation under the Nation Building Program.

​Ben led the cost-benefit analysis which involved a recreation of the original economic studies and compared the findings to the actual project outcomes (i.e. actual construction costs and traffic demand).

​Ben developed a number of lessons learned for future cost-benefit analysis of transport projects in Australia and presented these findings at the University of Queensland “Evaluation of Multi-Modal Transport Projects” short course.

Download the report here

The old Wallaville Bridge

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The new Tim Fischer Bridge

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Ben Ellis – Director. Ben is an economist specialising in transport, infrastructure and government advisory. Ben holds a Master of Economics degree in transport economics and has more than 10 years experience in economic advisory.


Date: 2007

Location: Brisbane 

Client: Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government and the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), Federal Government

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