Asset Vision to manage Tunnels, Lift Bridges and related ITS assets for Transport for NSW

Following the successful use of Asset Vision throughout its Regional Maintenance team across NSW, TfNSW will adopt Asset Vision for Tunnels, Lift Bridges and ITS assets.

In early 2019, Asset Vision was rolled out across the Regional Maintenance division of Transport for NSW (TfNSW). Following on from the successful adoption of Asset Vision, TfNSW will now expand the use of Asset Vision across its Northern Tunnel assets, including the St Helena Tunnel and the Tugan Bypass Tunnel, which crosses the border into Queensland.

The Tugun Bypass Tunnel is located on the Pacific Motorway, under Gold Coast Airport. The tunnel is part of the four-lane Tugun Bypass , completed in mid-2008. The bypass provides a motorway standard link between Queensland and New South Wales, easing congestion and reducing travel times for tourists, heavy vehicles and local traffic.

The St Helena Tunnel is located on the Pacific Highway near Byron Bay. The tunnel was built as part of the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade and opened to traffic in December 2015. The tunnel was built to avoid the steep grades of St Helena Hill and current monitoring shows almost 60,000 vehicles use the bypass and tunnel every day.

Both tunnels undergo routine maintenance every three months which involves a range of measures such as inspecting the various operating and safety systems.

Our team is currently working closely with the Northern Tunnels team in TfNSW to configure Asset Vision to suit their operational requirements, as well as migrate data relating to their Asset Register and Maintenance Standards. Asset Vision is expected to go live with Northern Tunnels by July 2021.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is at the centre of the Transport cluster with responsibility for setting the strategic direction and guiding an extended network of public and private service delivery agencies to provide improved transport outcomes.

Regional Maintenance is responsible for the continual improvement and maintenance of the State road and bridge network, providing a safe and efficient network that services the needs of regional communities and freight customers of NSW, using internal, council and industry partners to provide safe and efficient journeys for the people of NSW.

For more information on Northern Tunnels within Transport for NSW, please visit: