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  • MELB LUNCH WITH LORD MAJOR SALLY CAPP, JULY 5
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    MELB LUNCH WITH LORD MAJOR SALLY CAPP, JULY 5
    Sponsored by WSP, our July single-table lunch in Melbourne was joined by Lord Mayor Sally Capp, pictured (centre) with Sofia Henriksson and Tim Gosbell from WSP; Dennis Cliche from Samsung C&T, and Aneetha de Silva and Michael Kilgariff from RA.
  • MELBOURNE METRO SITE VISIT, JUNE
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    MELBOURNE METRO SITE VISIT, JUNE
    Members of the RA team were given a wonderful opportunity to visit the West Gate Tunnel Project site office at Yarraville in June. Our thanks to CPB Contractors, John Holland and Transurban for hosting us. Pictured (L to R) are Jill Boag from CPB Contractors; Teresa Tran from WSP (joining us in the RA office for a week as our 2018 Young Professionals 'PPP' Award winner); RA's Thao Nguyen, Sophie Chalmers and Alex Stott; and West Gate Tunnel Project Director, William Smith.
  • SYDNEY BOARD DINNER, JUNE 26
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    SYDNEY BOARD DINNER, JUNE 26
    Sponsored by Advisian, our June Board Dinner in Sydney was jointly addressed by Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency CEO, Leilani Frew, and Infrastructure Australia CEO, Romilly Madew. Pictured (from left) are Committee for Sydney CEO, Gabriel Metcalf; Leilani; Romilly; and our CEO, Michael Kilgariff.
  • Comms Network Drinks, Melb, June 20
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    Comms Network Drinks, Melb, June 20
    RA hosted its first Melbourne gathering of members' comms staff. Pictured (L to R) RA's Hannah Sauvarin; our guest speakers from the MTIA, Matt Phelan and Jo Weeks; and our sponsor, Chris Whitefield from Plenary Group.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

Young Professionals Group Mentoring (Sydney)

Roads Australia is proud to host its first Young Professionals Group Mentoring Session in Sydney, hosted by RA Fellows. Part of the 2019 Arup Series.

Thursday August 22 2019
17:30 till 19:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Marika Calfas (Sydney)

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NSW Ports CEO, Marika Calfas, joins us to discuss opportunities and challenges for freight and freight infrastructure in NSW. Part of the 2019 Advisian Series.

Friday August 23 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Board Dinner with Roy Cummins and Amanda Yeates (Brisbane)

BY INVITATION

Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins and TMR Deputy Director-General Amanda Yeates are our guest speakers at our Board Dinner in Brisbane. Part of the 2019 Arcadis Series.

Wednesday August 28 2019
18:30 till 21:30

RA Social Value, Capability & Inclusion (Melbourne)

Roads Australia in partnership with Major Road Projects Victoria are hosting an industry forum on Creating an inclusive and capable talent pipeline and supply chain to build Victoria's roads. Join as we share insights into how the Victorian Government's procurement framework can be implemented as part of delivering major road projects. 

Friday August 30 2019
08:00 till 12:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Leo Coci (Perth)

We welcome back Main Roads Executive Director Infrastructure Delivery, Leo Coci, for this high-level boardroom lunch. Part of the 2019 Arcadis Series

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Wednesday September 4 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Young Professionals Breakfast with Paul McCormick (Sydney)

Join us as Paul McCormick, Program Director at Roads and Maritime Services, talks us through two of Sydney's mega projects and what lessons we can learn from around  the globe. Part of the 2019 Arup Series.

Thursday September 5 2019
08:00 till 10:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner (Brisbane)

Newly elected Brisbane Lord Mayor, Councillor Adrian Schrinner, joins us to reveal his infrastructure priorities at this major industry lunch. Proudly sponsored by InfraBuild Construction Solutions.

Friday September 6 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Fellows Multi State Leadership Roundtable with Jayne Whitney (Hosted in Sydney)

BY INVITATION

The RA Fellows are delighted to host Jayne Whitney, Chief Strategy Officer, John Holland as she shares lessons from over 20 years in senior leadership roles. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Tuesday September 10 2019
14:30 till 16:00

RA Industry Luncheon Jon Lamonte (Sydney)

Sydney Metro Chief Executive Jon Lamonte joins us for a progress report on Australia's biggest public transport project, including what is coming up next. Part of the 2019 Arcadis Series.

Friday September 20 2019
12:00 till 14:30

Sydney Roads Asset Performance Contracts - Industry Liaison Session 2 (Sydney)

RMS invites industry representatives back to the table for its second feedback session on Sydney Roads Asset Performance Contracts with Elizabeth Mildwater Deputy Secretary, Greater Sydney at Transport for NSW.

Monday September 23 2019
09:00 till 13:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Corey Hannett (Melbourne)

Major Transport Infrastructure Authority Director-General Corey Hannett is our guest speaker at this significant industry event. Part of the 2019 Aurecon Series.

Thursday September 26 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Forum (Perth)

Our annual Perth Forum is a key industry networking and knowledge sharing event, with a particular focus this year on sustainable infrastructure and people. Proudly sponsored by BMD, Advisian and Salini Impregilo.

Friday September 27 2019
09:30 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Simon Draper (Sydney)

Friday October 4 2019
12:00 till 14:30

PIARC - World Road Congress (Abu Dhabi)

You're invited to join the official Australian delegation to the 26th World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi, the premier event for road practitioners on the international calendar.
Sunday October 6 2019
10:00 till 14:00

RA Forum (Brisbane)

Thursday October 31 2019
09:00 till 14:30

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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 - August 19, 2019 Articled 1 days ago
    A new wave of investment and reform is needed to ensure Australia’s infrastructure continues to support our quality of life and economic productivity over the next 15 years – that’s the key take-out from the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit released last week by Infrastructure Australia.
  • Roads Australia Insider - July 31, 2019 Articled 2 weeks ago
    A partnership between government and the heavy vehicle industry has moved into full swing this month with the first in a series of on-road trials designed to test potential HV road-user charging options.
  • Roads Australia Insider - July 12, 2019 Articled last month
    The South Australia Government last week released tenders to contract for the operation of Adelaide Metro tram and train services.