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RA delegation finds 'home away from home ' in Delhi

Above: Members of the RA Delegation to the World Road Meeting inside the RA Think Tank (or as it became affectionately known to delegates, the Shark Tank).

Roads Australia led a delegation of 35 industry leaders from government and the private sector to last week’s World Road Meeting in Delhi.

In addition to attending the main conference sessions, our delegates had exclusive access to the RA Think Tank – a dedicated conference space in the exhibition hall that we used to host international delegations and road leaders.

Among our guests were Canadian Minister for Transport, Marc Garneau; International Road Union Secretary-General, Umberto de Pretto; and US Transportation Research Board Executive Director, Neil Pedersen. We also hosted delegations from Argentina and China to discuss transport infrastructure opportunities in both countries.

During the conference, RA President, David Stuart-Watt (also a Vice Chairman of IRF Geneva) chaired a plenary session on Liveable Cities in which he underscored one of RA’s key policy pursuits - integrated land-use and transport planning.

Our thanks to Austrade and the Australian High Commission for hosting our delegation and facilitating meetings and introductions, and to our join sponsors on the Roads Australia booth and Think Tank – Ingal Civil Products and Valmont Highway, Liberty OneSteel, and the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels (ACRS).

Above right: RA President David Stuart-Watt during plenary at the WRM.  Below (L to R):  Neil Pedersen from the TRB; David Stuart-Watt; Michael Caltabiano from ARRB Group; and John Riccardi from 3M. 

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

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.

This event is SOLD OUT. However, we are taking names on a waiting list should seats come up.

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW STARTING TIME

Friday November 24 2017
11:30 till 14:30

RA Policy - Australia's progress towards automation (Melbourne)

What have we learnt so far from driverless vehicle trials, and what does it mean for connectivity and urban planning? Join us as we put these questions under the microscope at this Transport Reform policy workshop, hosted by Arup.
Tuesday November 28 2017
10:00 till 12:30

RA Young Professionals Networking Event (Perth)

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

RA Annual Luncheon with Peter Woronzow (Perth)

Our Perth Annual lunch is the biggest event on our WA calendar, a chance for the industry to celebrate the achievements of 2017. Our guest speaker is MRWA Acting MD, Peter Woronzow. Proudly sponsored by GHD.
Friday December 1 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Mullighan (Adelaide)

Join Minister Mullighan and the rest of SA's infrastructure leaders as we reflect on the year that was, and look ahead to the challenges to come. Part of the 2017 Aurecon Series.
Tuesday December 12 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Hidding (Hobart)

Minister Hidding joins us for our annual 'end of season' celebration of successes in Tasmanian infrastructure delivery. Proudly sponsored by pitt&sherry.

Wednesday December 13 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Federal Minister Fletcher (Melbourne)

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, is our guest speaker at our biggest Melbourne event of the year. Proudly sponsored by Laing O'Rourke.

Friday December 15 2017
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.

Thursday May 31 2018
08:30 till 15:00

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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  • 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.

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