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Workshop unlocks ideas on how to get best bang for maintenance buck

Above: Participants workshop ideas and solutions at our Strategic Maintenance Policy Workshop.

Making money work smarter was the theme of our Strategic Maintenance policy workshop, hosted by Advisian in Sydney last week.

This Journey Reliability Policy Chapter workshop proved to be an invaluable policy discussion on strategic road maintenance, with some fruitful ideas being drawn out from participants.

In particular, we looked closely at the attributes of an optimally operated network through the eyes of an asset owner. The discussion covered the outcomes asset owners sought so as to ensure their maintenance spending delivered the best return on investment.

The workshop also reviewed how road maintenance funding was allocated, and how the industry might better argue the case for increasing road maintenance funding.

Above right: Craig Moran from Transport for NSW in discussion with RA's Mandi Mees and Journey Reliability Chapter Deputy Chair, Steve Cooley from WSP

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Industry Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

We're delighted to welcome TMR Director-General, Neil Scales, back to the RA table for his first major Brisbane industry lunch since returning from QR. Part of the 2017 Advisian Series.

Thursday August 3 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Dave Clements (Melbourne)


Transurban's Victorian Major Projects Director, Dave Clements, joins us to discuss progress and learnings from the massive package of road works currently being delivered for the State Government. Proudly sponsored by OneSteel.

Friday August 4 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Policy : Transport Reform Workshop - Transitioning to an automated future (Werribee)

Join us for this special policy forum in Werribee to examine planning and infrastructure for a driverless world, with a particular focus on tackling the mobility challenge in greater metropolitan areas. Proudly supported by Beca.

This event is free for Roads Australia Members

Tuesday August 8 2017
10:00 till 14:30

RA Policy : Changing how we think about Congestion (Brisbane)

Join us for this interactive workshop to examine the costs, causes and solutions for congestion, now and into the future.

Friday August 11 2017
09:00 till 12:30

RA Policy : Urban Spaces of the Future Forum (Canberra)

The Sustainability Chapter heads to Canberra for the first time to see how ACT transport and planning leaders are 'city-shaping' the national capital for future generations. Proudly supported by Opus

This event is free for Roads Australia Members

Wednesday August 16 2017
10:00 till 14:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Steve Troughton (Sydney)


Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Steve Troughton, returns to the RA table for an exclusive industry update with leaders. Part of the 2017 Arcadis Series.

Monday August 28 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Board Dinner (Melbourne)


Kate Roffey from Wyndham City Council and Evan Tattersall from the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority are our guest speakers at this exclusive dinner hosted by the RA Board. Part of the 2017 Altus Traffic Series.

Tuesday August 29 2017
18:30 till 22:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Jacinta Allan (Melbourne)

It's our great pleasure to welcome back Public Transport Minister, Jacinta Allan, for this special industry-wide lunch. Proudly sponsored by Laing O'Rourke.

Thursday August 31 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Stephen Mulligan (Adelaide)


Join us in the more intimate setting of the RA single-table format for this member-exclusive lunch with Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Stephen Mullighan. Proudly sponsored by Fulton Hogan.
Tuesday September 5 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Forum (Brisbane)

Join industry and government thought-leaders at our premier annual Brisbane networking and knowledge-sharing event. Proudly sponsored by SMEC, Altus Traffic and BMD Constructions.

Wednesday September 13 2017
09:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Dennis Cliche (Sydney)

It's our great pleasure to welcome back Sydney Motorway Corporation CEO, Dennis Cliche, for an update on Australia's largest transport infrastructure project. Part of the 2017 Coffey Series.
Friday September 22 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Forum (Melbourne)

We welcome back Roads, Road Safety and Ports Minister, Luke Donnellan, for one of the biggest events on our Victorian calender. Proudly sponsored by Transurban and Decmil.
Tuesday September 26 2017
09:00 till 14:30

IRF World Road Meeting (India)

The International Road Federation (IRF) World Road Meeting, to be held in Delhi from November 14-17, is the industry's pre-eminent global knowledge-sharing and networking event, and Roads Australia will once again be leading a delegation to this major event.
Tuesday November 14 2017
08:30 till 18:00

2018 RA John Shaw Award Dinner ONLY (Sydney)

Get in early to secure your seat or corporate table for the biggest event on the national industry calender in 2018- the RA John Shaw Award Dinner.


Thursday May 31 2018
18:30 till 22:30

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As the peak body of road industry stakeholders, Roads Australia provides a national forum for debate and discussion on how we can best manage, fund, maintain and renew this vital economic asset for the benefit of all Australians.

Membership of Roads Australia is your entree to the most powerful networking experience in the Australian transport and infrastructure sectors. As we like to say, the top people come because the top people come.

Roads Australia has a unique approach to policy. We work from inside the tent, providing regular opportunities for our public and private sector members to come together in our Policy Chapters to drive practical policy outcomes. It's a formula for influencing policy like no other, and it works.

Did you know?

  • Australia's national road network is a $280 billion-plus asset.

  • The Australian road network covers more than 817,000 kilometres.

  • Approximately 657,000 kilometres are controlled by local government - although State-controlled roads account for about three quarters of all vehicle kilometres travelled.

  • There are more than 37,000 road bridges across Australia.

  • More than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.

  • Public transport is a major user of our road network. In Melbourne, for example, more than 80 per cent of all public transport kilometres are travelled on roads.

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