Welcome to The Warren Centre’s Publications Centre. From here, you can view our policy submissions, look at project flyers, download full reports, and request hard copies of printed reports.
Consultation responses & policy documents
Find out our positions on key policy issues facing Australia:
- Disruption Inquiry, response to Productivity Commission consultation, February 2016
- Agricultural Innovation, response to House Standing Committee consultation, September 2015
- Location Intelligence Strategy, response to NSW Government consultation, September 2015
- Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, response to South Australian Government consultation, August 2015
- Vision for a STEM Nation, response to Australian Government consultation, July 2015
- Sydney Metro Submission, response to New South Wales Government consultation, July 2015
- Urban Reform – Planning For Growth Case Study, April 2015
- Energy Green Paper Submission, response to consultation, November 2014
- Energy White Paper Submission on Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, response to consultation, November 2014
- Driving Transformational Change, Engineers Australia Viewpoint, November 2014
- Senate Innovation System Inquiry, response to consultation, August 2014
- Your chance to shape how science is taught in NSW, response to consultation, August 2014
- The Warren Centre argues for a national STEM strategy, Engineers Australia Viewpoint, April 2014
Project flyers and reports
Understand our current projects and our recent reports.
||Professional Performance, Innovation and Risk Report
What does Professional Performance really mean? What performance should engineering professionals expect of themselves and of each other? What performance should clients and other stakeholders expect of engineering professionals when they are undertaking an engineering task? “Professional Performance, Innovation and Risk in Australian Engineering Practice” uncovers for the first time globally, the words that describe and formally recognise what professional performance means in engineering practice.
||Handbook For Reform – Delivery Of Successful Infrastructure In NSW
This Handbook for Reform is the result of a year-long research project by the Warren Centre’s Urban Reform Project Group. It is designed to help bridge the gap between planning and delivery of infrastructure.
It outlines the key success factors and barriers in bringing projects to fruition, including decision making and procurement processes. This Handbook sets out an agenda which can form the basis of a reform program. It is also timely, as the Metropolitan Plan for Sydney was delivered in December 2010 to guide the long term growth of Sydney and the New South Wales state election in 2011 will provide an opportunity to consider new approaches to Infrastructure policy and decision making.
||Steel – Framing the Future
The project findings, addressing the multi-storey building sector, have the unmistakeable ring of a call for industry reform. Robust investigation of the status of the steel construction industry over two and a half years has revealed a sector that is well behind its counterparts in the US, UK and New Zealand, with dwindling skills and average capabilities. To contrast the Australian industry’s status quo with, for example, the UK, is to understand that ignoring the call for reform signals the nation’s divestment of what could be a thriving, innovative industry with export potential.
The report covers skills analysis, industry analysis (including a comparison between Australia and the UK), alternatives, project management issues, sustainability and recommendations.
||Pushing the Engineering Envelope
“Pushing the Engineering Envelope: Two Decades of Warren Centre Achievement” records how The Warren Centre’s activities have changed the outside world.
It contains a description of most of the significant work undertaken by the Centre, a short history of the Centre and a list of almost everyone who ever had anything to do with the Centre.
Inspired by an idea contributed by a consulting engineer, the project was initiated in 1995 to capture the significant growth in underground technologies, services and development that had occurred across the globe at that time and apply them to development in Australian cities.
The Warren Centre adopted the project concept because of the opportunity to utilise skills and capabilities in the Engineering Faculty’s Civil Engineering Department and to develop further the linkages with engineers working on a number of underground projects, particularly in the Sydney area.
Requesting Hard Copies
Please contact us directly to request a hard copy of any of our current or historical reports and we will do our best to fulfil your request.