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.
The old Wallaville Bridge
The new Tim Fischer Bridge