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  • Roads Australia Insider - December 2, 2016 Articled last week
    Roads Australia says Victorian taxpayers will be the biggest winners from the State Government’s blueprint for public procurement reform, released this week.
  • Roads Australia Insider - November 18, 2016 Articled 3 weeks ago
    An upturn in transport infrastructure activity is set to drive a lift in major construction project work across the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years, according to the latest Australian Industry Group/Australian Constructors Association Construction Outlook survey released yesterday.
  • Roads Australia Insider - November 8, 2016 Articled last month
    Expressions of Interest have been called for the western package of the Victorian Government’s $1.8 billion Outer Suburban Arterial Roads (OSARs) Program.

Cometh the Season, cometh the roads industry

Above: NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Andrew Constance, makes a point to guests at our Sydney Annual Lunch on November 25. Below right: Guests at the pitt&sherry table at Hobart.

The Roads Australia Annual Lunch season is well and truly underway, kicking off in Hobart and Sydney at the end of November and continuing through to Adelaide on December 13.

Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding was a welcome guest at the pitt&sherry-sponsored Hobart Annual lunch, attended by nearly 60 of the State’s infrastructure leaders.

Sponsored by Aurecon, this year’s Sydney lunch was a huge event, with our attendance again smashing through the 300 ceiling. Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Andrew Constance, had a strong and positive message about the transport infrastructure pipeline in NSW, underlined by the $20 billion-plus investment in this year’s State Budget.

Our Sydney lunch also saw the presentation to the winner of the 2017 RA Technical Excellence Award – Aurecon’s John Hilton, recognised for his landmark and career-long dedication to bridge design.

In Melbourne, we hosted 260 industry leaders including Roads, Road Safety and Ports Minister, Luke Donnellan, who also reflected on the strong pipeline of work currently being rolled out across the State.  Our thanks to Laing O’Rourke for sponsoring this fantastic end-of-year event.

There are still seats and tables available for our final four lunches in Brisbane (Tuesday December 6, sponsored by Transurban), Perth (Thursday December 8, sponsored by GHD), Adelaide (December 13, sponsored by Aurecon) and Darwin (December 15, sponsored by BMD Constructions).

To register, click on the links below.

Above: Piping the port...the tradition continues in Sydney. Below (L to R): Amanda Muir, Jacobs; Myfanwy Peebles, ID Planning; and Denise Wilson, ID Planning.

 

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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.