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Brisbane road industry welcomes Neil back to the fold

Above: Neil Scales addresses the audience in Brisbane.

Popular Queensland Transport and Main Roads D-G, Neil Scales, drew a full house for his first major Brisbane RA lunch since returning from his stint with Queensland Rail.

Sponsored by Advisian, the lunch at Customs House attracted over 230 senior industry reps to hear Neil outline priorities and discuss challenges and opportunities in the Queensland road market.

We’re expecting similar number at next month’s (September 13) annual Brisbane Forum, with speakers including Deputy Mayor Cr Adrian Schrinner from Brisbane City Council and Graeme Newton, the Acting Head of Cross River Rail.

Above right: Neil and Advisian's Pat Doyle. Below: A moment of mirth at the Neil Scales lunch.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

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 Policy - National Capacity and Skills Forum (Sydney)

As we ride the crest of another wave of record transport infrastructure spending, we ask the question - are our skills and resources spread too thinly, and if so what are we doing about it? Proudly supported by Engineers Australia.

Monday September 4 2017
09:30 till 13:00

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 Fellows Multi State Luncheon - Fernando Fajardo (Brisbane) 6 September


The RA Fellows are delighted to host Fernando Fajardo, RA Board member and MD of Acciona Infrastructure Asia Pacific, to share some of his leadership lessons and experiences learnt from Acciona's international expansion into the region. Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group and hosted by WSP.

Wednesday September 6 2017
12:30 till 14:00

RA Young Professionals Networking Event (Brisbane)

Join us for our first Young Professionals event in Brisbane, a stellar networking event for the next generation of industry leaders. Part of the 2017 Arup Series.  
Thursday September 7 2017
15:30 till 17:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Matt Longland (Brisbane)


Queensland Transport and Main Roads Deputy Director-General - TransLink, Matthew Longland, joins us for the first time at our single-table for a member-exclusive briefing. Part of the 2017 Arcadis Series.
Friday September 8 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Roy Wakelin-King and John Hardwick (Sydney)


We're delighted to welcome for the first time the new RMS Executive Directors for Regional and Freight, Roy Wakelin-King, and Sydney, John Hardwick. Proudly sponsored by Lendlease Services.
Monday September 11 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Forum (Brisbane)

Join industry and government thought-leaders, including Cross River Rail Head, Graeme Newton, and BCC Deputy Mayor, Adrian Schrinner, 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

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.

Thursday October 19 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Duncan Elliott (Melbourne)

Duncan Elliott, the newly appointed head of the North East Link Authority, joins us for this major industry lunch. Proudly sponsored by WSP.
Friday October 27 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Young Professionals Annual Gala Dinner (Sydney)

Our first Young Professionals Annual Dinner will be a stellar networking event for the next generation of industry leaders. TfNSW Deputy Secretary, Steve Troughton, will deliver our keynote address and we'll be presenting the inaugural Young Professionals 'PPP' Award (see details). Proudly sponsored by Arup.
Tuesday November 7 2017
18:30 till 22:00

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

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