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RA's Victorian event program off and running for 2018

Pictured:  VicRoads Acting CEO, Peter Todd, takes a question from the floor during our February lunch in Melbourne.

VicRoads Acting CEO, Peter Todd, was guest speaker at our first Victorian industry lunch of 2018, held in February.

Sponsored by Advisian, the lunch brought together 200-plus industry leaders to hear Peter outline VicRoads' priorities and projects for the coming year and beyond.

Roads Australia will again be rolling out a comprehensive event program in Victoria across 2018, featuring single table lunches, industry lunches, policy workshops and our Annual Melbourne Forum - so watch this space.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Ken Kanofski (Sydney)


RMS Chief Executive, Ken Kanofski, is our special guest at this exclusive, member-only single-table event. Proudly sponsored by TBH.
Tuesday February 27 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Tim Reardon (Sydney)


We are pleased to host an exclusive lunch of industry leaders with NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet Secretary, Tim Reardon. Part of the 2018 Aurecon Series.
Friday March 9 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Fellows Multi State Luncheon - Ailie MacAdam (Sydney)


The RA Fellows are delighted to host Ailie MacAdam, Managing Director, Bechtel to share some of her leadership lessons and experiences from throughout her career. Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group and hosted by Arup. 

Thursday March 15 2018
12:30 till 14:00

RA POLICY - Cyber security in the driverless future : Bringing the community along for the ride (Melbourne)

Cyber security in the world of autonomous transport - in particular, the imperative to assure the community that the risk is being adequately addressed - is the theme of this Transport Reform Chapter workshop.
Wednesday March 21 2018
09:00 till 12:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Damian Gould (Brisbane)

Building Queensland CEO, Damian Gould, is guest speaker at our first major Brisbane industry lunch of 2018. Hear what Damian has to say about the Queensland pipeline of infrastructure projects.
Thursday March 22 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Board Dinner (Brisbane)



Tuesday March 27 2018
18:30 till 22:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Stuart Ayres (Sydney)

Stuart Ayres, NSW Minister for WestConnex and Western Sydney, is our special guest at this major industry lunch. Part of the 2018 Arcadis Series. 

Wednesday April 4 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Brian Roche (Adelaide)

Brian Roche, General Manager - Procurement and Contracting at DPTI, joins us for our first Adelaide industry lunch of 2018. Part of the 2018 Altus Traffic Series.
Friday April 6 2018
12:00 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 Altus Traffic, CPB Contractors, McConnell Dowell and SMEC Australia.

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.

Thursday May 31 2018
18:30 till 22:30

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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.

Latest Insider....

  • Roads Australia Insider - February 21, 2018 Articled 3 days ago
    The shortlists have been announced for the two major works packages that make up the next big project on Australia’s transport infrastructure horizon, Brisbane’s Cross River Rail.
  • Roads Australia Insider - February 2, 2018 Articled 3 weeks ago
    A new report from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) suggests there is ‘much room for improvement’ in the quality of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) on major road projects in Australia.
  • Roads Australia Insider - January 19, 2018 Articled last month
    Governments across Australia are again looking for answers following another horrific Christmas – New Year holiday road toll.

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