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Queensland pipeline in the spotlight at industry lunch

Above: Damian Gould addresses guests at our March industry lunch at Customs House.

The head of Building Queensland, Damian Gould, was our keynote speaker at our first major industry lunch of the year in Brisbane.

Damian outlined some of the challenges and opportunities around the delivery of Queensland's infrastructure pipeline to 120 industry leaders.

One of the key functions of Building Queensland is to develop rigorous business cases for projects. Using transparent and disciplined frameworks, including cost benefit analysis, its team of experts assist with business cases on projects where potential government investment is between $50-$100 million, and lead the preparation of business cases where investment exceeds $100 million. It also has a hand in the procurement or delivery of projects, as directed.

Our thanks to WT Partnership for their support of this event.

Right: Gigi Le from Spotless (left) with Sarah Schick from Plenary Group at our Brisbane lunch.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA - Emerging Cities of the Future Forum (Geelong)

The Emerging Cities of the Future Forum will examine the challenges and opportunities facing the City of Geelong, with a particular focus on transport and planning, as it strives to create a liveable, sustainable and prosperous city for future generations. Proudly sponsored by GTA Consultants.
Friday April 27 2018
10:00 till 14:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Andrew Williams (Melbourne)


Executive Director for Major Projects at VicRoads, Andrew Williams, will join us to provide an update on the next major package of OSAR works as well as significant projects in the VicRoads pipeline. Part of the 2018 Altus Traffic Series.

Thursday May 3 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Jeroen Weimar (Melbourne)


Join us as the Chief Executive Officer of Public Transport Victoria, Jeroen Weimar, provides us with insight for the role and function of public transport in the era of rapid technology advancement and vehicle automation. Proudly sponsored by WSP.
Tuesday May 8 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Dinner with Steve Troughton (Sydney)


Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Steve Troughton, will join industry leaders from the construction and utilities sectors to discuss current issues and challenges around infrastructure delivery in NSW. Part of the 2018 Advisian Series.

Thursday May 10 2018
18:00 till 22:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

It's our great pleasure to welcome back Transport and Main Roads Director-General, Neil Scales, for this significant industry event. Proudly sponsored by WSP.
Friday May 11 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Anthony Kannis (Perth)

METRONET Project Director, Anthony Kannis, joins us for this update on Perth's largest ever transport project. Part of the 2018 Aurecon Series.

Thursday May 17 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Tim Pallas (Melbourne)

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas provides an exclusive post-Budget wrap-up at this not-to-be-missed industry lunch. Part of the 2018 SMEC Australia Series.
Friday May 18 2018
12:15 till 14:30

2018 RA - IRF Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia (Sydney)

In 2018, Roads Australia and the International Road Federation Geneva will again join hands to present the Asia Pacific's most significant knowledge-sharing event for roads and transport leaders. Proudly sponsored by AECOM, Altus Traffic, Cardno, CPB Contractors, McConnell Dowell, SMEC Australia and Kapsch.

Thursday May 31 2018
08:30 till 15:00

Roads Australia CEO Meeting (Sydney)


Our annual CEO Meeting brings together the leaders of Australia’s road and transport agencies and top tier member companies. This year's meeting has been incorporated into our Regional Conference program.

Thursday May 31 2018
12:30 till 14:30

2018 RA John Shaw Award Dinner ONLY (Sydney)

Because of the unprecedented interest in this annual flagship event, we've opened registration early for the 2018 RA John Shaw Award Dinner. The best tables are allocated on a 'first in, best dressed' basis, so book now. PLEASE NOTE PLEASE NOTE: The Dinner is no longer automatically included in your National Roads Summit registration. If you wish to attend the John Shaw, you'll need to book separately via this link.

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - I am taking a waitlist.. so please email me

Thursday May 31 2018
18:30 till 22:30

RA Single Table Diversity Luncheon with Corey Hannett (Melbourne)


We kick off our 2018 Diversity Program with Corey Hannett, Coordinator General of Victoria's Major Transport Infrastructure Program, discussing social procurement and diversity issues. Proudly sponsored by Lendlease.

Wednesday June 6 2018
12:00 till 14:30

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