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Another successful YP event in Brisbane

Above: Rose McArthur addresses guests at our Brisbane YP event..

Brisbane’s Young Professionals turned out in force for last week’s YP event, hosted by Arup.

This stellar, after-work networking event attracted over 100 young people to the Woolly Mammoth, in Fortitude Valley.

Our guest speaker was Rose McArthur, Technical Director at Mott MacDonald and lead of the Travel Demand Management Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. In this role, Rose acts on behalf of City of Gold CoastTMR and GOLDOC to help the Gold Coast keep moving throughout the duration of the Games.

RA’s Young Professionals program is about creating opportunities for industry leaders and experts to share their knowledge with the next generation.  We conduct events around Australia through the year.

Our inaugural Young Professionals Annual Dinner and Presentation will be held in Sydney on November 7, with guest speaker Steve Troughton from Transport for NSW.

We will also be awarding our inaugural Young Professionals 'PPP' Award. Click here for details.

Above right: Lisa Carne (left) and Michelle Monaghan from Lendlease. Below: (L to R) Steffen Kelm from TMR, Alex Aldana from ARRB and Michael Luy from ARRB.


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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Forum (Melbourne)

Roads, Road Safety and Ports Minister, Luke Donnellan, returns to the RA table, and - for the first time - we welcome Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman and CEO of GFG Alliance - Australia, for one of the biggest events on our Victorian calender. Proudly sponsored by Liberty OneSteel, Transurban and Decmil.
Tuesday September 26 2017
09:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Richard Sellers (Perth)

BY INVITATION

We're delighted to welcome back WA's Director-General of Transport, Richard Sellers, for this exclusive industry single-table lunch. Part of the 2017 Arcadis Series.
Friday September 29 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Kerrie Mather (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Outgoing Sydney Airport MD and CEO, Kerrie Mather, will share some of her lessons and reflections on steering the management of Australia's largest aviation hub. Part of the 2017 Coffey Series.

Monday October 9 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Michel Masson (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Infrastructure Victoria CEO, Michel Masson, joins us for an exclusive update on the State's 30-year Infrastructure Strategy. Part of the 2017 Arcadis Series.
Friday October 13 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Dinner with Steve Troughton (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

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
18:30 till 22:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Leo Coci (Perth)

BY INVITATION

Leo Coci, the man with his finger on the pulse of WA's road delivery program, join us for this special single-table lunch. Part of the 2017Arcadis Series.

Wednesday October 25 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 Charity Trivia Night with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

Please join us in supporting RA Board Member and Transport and Main Roads D-G, Neil Scales, as he represents the Queensland public sector in Australia's CEO Challenge Race to help end violence in homes and workplaces. Proudly supported by Roads Australia, BMD, Transurban, Laing O'Rourke, Acciona and Seymour Whyte. 
Monday October 30 2017
18:30 till 22:00

RA Fellows Multi State Luncheon - Scott Olsen (Sydney) 2 November

BY INVITATION

The RA Fellows are delighted to host Scott Olsen, RA Vice President and Executive General Manager, NSW/ACT, John Holland, to share some of his leadership lessons and experiences from throughout his career. Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group and hosted by GHD.

Thursday November 2 2017
12:30 till 14:00

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

RA National Annual Fellows Dinner (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION 

Roads Australia Fellows and Mentors, past and present, come together to welcome the 2018 intake and mark the completion of the 2017 program.  Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group.


Wednesday November 22 2017
18:30 till 22:00

AGM and Annual Luncheon with Minister Pavey (Sydney)

After the John Shaw Dinner, the Annual Lunch is the biggest industry event in Sydney. This year we're delighted to be joined by Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister, Melinda Pavey. Part of the 2017 Aurecon Series.

Friday November 24 2017
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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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.

Latest Insider....

  • Roads Australia Insider - September 11, 2017 Articled last week
    The new WA Labor Government has handed down its first Budget, committing to a record $2.7 billion spend on roads to reduce congestion and create new local jobs.
  • Roads Australia Insider - August 18, 2017 Articled last month
    The NSW Government has confirmed it will pursue the sale of a 51 per cent stake in Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) to help fund the final stage of WestConnex.
  • Roads Australia Insider - July 25, 2017 Articled 2 months ago
    Sydney is in desperate need of a fourth harbour road crossing and the Western Harbour Tunnel will relieve congestion, improve journey reliability and unlock economic benefits right across Sydney, according to Roads Australia.

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