Drainage for Road Design


ARRB is pleased to present a two-day workshop on drainage based on the
Austroads Guide to Road Design Parts 5, 5a & 5b. The drainage guides will
provide designers with information to appropriately manage stormwater run-off through the design of efficient and effective road drainage systems.


  • Familiarising road designers and civil engineers with current best practice in road drainage design (based on the Austroads Guide to Road Design Parts 5, 5a and 5b published in May 2013) and relevant aspects of the Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology Part 8, 2018.
  • Outlining application of “Australian Rainfall and Runoff” to road drainage design.
  • Describing how drainage conditions can influence road design, road location, design elements and associated structures.
  • Providing training focused on meeting local requirements with associated case studies.
  • Providing approval authority practitioners with the skills to assess consultant designs and applications.


Mark is a national leader in water engineering, specialising in flood estimation and floodplain management. He has over thirty years’ experience in water engineering studies, and has successfully led an extensive number of significant hydrologic, hydraulic, floodplain management, infrastructure
and dam studies for a wide range of water managers and infrastructure owners. Mark was the Chair of the Technical Committee for the ARR revision and a co-editor of the document and in 2017 was the winner of the Engineers Australia John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year award. In particular he has
extensive experience with road projects in many parts of Australia.

Dr Bill Weeks is an experienced water resources engineer with wide ranging experience with road and rail projects in all states of Australia as well as
in South-East Asia and the Pacific. He has worked extensively as the Subject Matter Expert for Hydrology for the Melbourne Brisbane Inland Rail
Project and advised ARTC on flood related issues for this major railway. He was previously the Director (Hydraulics) in the Queensland Department of
Transport and Main Roads and was a co-editor of the 2016 edition of “Australian Rainfall and Runoff”.


The workshop is primarily aimed at, but not limited to:

  • traffic management and local road practitioners
  • civil engineers involved in road flood and drainage design
  • road design, road safety and traffic management consultants
  • engineers requiring specialist training or understanding of issues relating to flooding and drainage for road design
  • state road authority staff who deal in network management, local road solutions, heavy vehicle management, road safety and traffic engineering
  • graduate engineers looking for specialist skills for career development
  • practitioners looking to refresh or expand their basic flood and drainage design knowledge
  • authority practitioners required to approve consultant road designs
  • engineers and designers contributing to other aspects of flood and drainage design, including subdivisions


Brisbane 30 April – 1 May 2019

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Melbourne 4 June – 5 June 2019

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