The Western Australian Road Research and Innovation Program (WARRIP) is a collaborative research initiative between Main Roads Western Australia and the Australian Road Research Board.
The Western Australian Road Research Innovation Program (WARRIP) is a collaborative research initiative between Main Roads Western Australia (Main Roads) and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB). The WARRIP explores cutting edge research in pavements and surfacings, asset management, road safety, sustainability and structures. The WARRIP aims to deliver innovative, sustainable, and cost-saving solutions for road infrastructure projects throughout Western Australia. Our projects are delivered by subject matter experts in both Main Roads and ARRB and as well as engaging with industry and academia.
We care about promoting sustainability, investigating new technologies, minimising the impacts of climate change, creating safety for road users, builders and managers and providing growth opportunities for people working in the transport industry. Future proofing our transport network, solving tomorrows problems today.
The Pavement and Surfacings technical discipline is at the forefront of pavement engineering research, delivering economic, environmental and social benefits to the people of Western Australia. This research and development area is delivering new and innovative pavement solutions and fit-for-purpose use of existing materials that will contribute to lower-cost, high-quality infrastructure specifically geared towards WA’s unique road network.
The Asset Management technical discipline involves research and development of decision tools and management practices to assist Main Roads and Local Government in Western Australia with effectively monitoring asset performance and managing WA’s road infrastructure network to achieve the best whole-of-life outcomes for the community.
The Structures technical discipline of the WARRIP is focused on providing technical solutions to support the economical, sustainable and socially beneficial management of road structures across Western Australia. This area of research and development is investigating innovative solutions that mitigate structural decay, improve the operational lifespan of assets and increase the value extraction from these road structures.
WARRIP has always supported sustainable solutions and in recent years we have added this focus area to our program development considerations. Our sustainability projects explore new sustainable products, build tools to calculate outcomes of designs and consider broader topics like extreme conditions and climate change.