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Latest news

  • Industry vows to work with Government to keep Big Build on track Articled 14 hours ago
    4 August 2020 - Following the Premier’s announcement on how stage 4 restrictions affect businesses and workplaces, Roads Australia and the construction industry will continue to work closely with the Victorian Government to ensure essential transport infrastructure is delivered safely.
  • Revised Victorian Suburban Roads Upgrade Articled 3 weeks ago
    10 July, 2020 - Roads Australia (RA) notes this week’s announcement by the Victorian Government that it will change the procurement of the two Suburban Roads Upgrade packages as public-private partnerships into a multi-contract ‘$2.2 billion road construction blitz’.
  • Infrastructure funding boost an opportunity to seal road shoulders in the bush Articled last month
    15 June 2020 - Roads Australia has welcomed today's infrastructure announcement by the Commonwealth and recommended the half billion-dollar road safety funding injection be targeted toward 'low cost, high return' maintenance treatments to some of regional Australia's most dangerous roads.

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Latest podcasts

Future Leaders: should I stay or should I go?

Aug 3, 2020 - In the first of our Future Leaders podcasts aimed at the next generation of industry leaders, we ask two senior industry figures about the decision-making processes they went through when facing the inevitable question: when is a career move the right move?


Mobility as a Service: where to next?

June 11, 2020 - Mobility as a Service - or MaaS - is an idea that's as much 'in motion' as it is 'about motion'. With the COVID experience under our belts, how is MaaS likely to evolve to suit 'the new normal'?


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Recent news and events

  • MICHAEL McCORMACK WEBINAR - JULY 30
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    MICHAEL McCORMACK WEBINAR - JULY 30
    Over 500 participants registered for our 'Part Two' webinar with Deputy PM Michael McCormack, sponsored by GAMUDA. Following up on last month's webinar, Mr McCormack was back by popular demand to continue answering questions on infrastructure priorities and delivery options in the wake of the COVID crisis.
  • ED WALKER WEBINAR - JULY 23
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    ED WALKER WEBINAR - JULY 23
    Ed Walker, GM Victoria Projects with ARTC, briefed members on the North East Rail Line upgrade, aimed at improving passenger and freight services along the North East rail corridor.
  • GRAEME NEWTON WEBINAR - JUNE 26
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    GRAEME NEWTON WEBINAR - JUNE 26
    Cross River Rail CEO Graeme Newton took the camera outside to participate in our latest Brisbane 'by-invitation' member webinar.
  • PETER REGAN WEBINAR - JUNE 10
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    PETER REGAN WEBINAR - JUNE 10
    Peter Regan, TfNSW Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Place, joined our webinar to discuss the current challenges and opportunities around the planning and delivery of the State's transport infrastructure pipeline.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Policy Webinar - Re-engaging public transport customers

Across Australia COVID-19 restrictions have seen public transport patronage plummet. This webinar will explore likely customer behaviour moving forward, and what is needed to persuade customers to return safely and confidently to public transport.
Thursday August 6 2020
11:00 till 12:00

RA Policy Webinar - NSW Procurement Reforms - Industry Briefing

Roads Australia invites you to an exclusive government update on procurement reform in NSW.
Thursday August 13 2020
11:00 till 12:00

RA Webinar - Inclusive Procurement: why diversifying our resource pool and considering social value is more important than ever

Our second D&I webinar of 2020 puts the spotlight on inclusive procurement. With the next wave of infrastructure projects post COVID-19 on the horizon, how do we ensure social value and diversity remain key drivers of the procurement process? Part of the 2020 Aurecon Series.

Thursday August 13 2020
15:00 till 16:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Jeremy Conway (Adelaide)

BY INVITATION

 Infrastructure SA Chief Executive, Jeremy Conway, joins us to outline the progress of the  State's landmark 20-year Infrastructure Strategy.

Friday August 14 2020
12:00 till 14:30

2020 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

Early-bird registration is open until 31 August for this year's premier industry-run networking and knowledge-sharing event, the 2020 RA Transport Summit. Proudly sponsored by Cardno, Altus Traffic, SMEC Australia, McConnell Dowell, BG&E and Arup.

This event has moved to this new date due to COVID-19

Wednesday October 28 2020
08:30 till 15:00

John Shaw Award Dinner ONLY (Sydney)

RA member-only registration is now open for our annual flagship event. Once again, the best tables will be allocated on a 'first in, best dressed' basis, so book now. Proudly sponsored by WSP.

This event has moved to this new date due to COVID-19

Wednesday October 28 2020
18:30 till 22:30

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Delivering for Australia's most important asset


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?

  • The roads industry contributes over $200 billion of economic value in Australia each year.

  • The Australian road network covers more than 877,000 kilometres, of which 73 per cent is controlled by local government.

  • There are more than 37,000 road bridges across Australia.

  • More than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.

  • Well over half a million Australians rely on roads for their full-time employment.

  • 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 - 31 July 2020 Articled 4 days ago
    The Victorian Government has launched a new online portal to provide greater visibility of the major project pipeline.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 10 July 2020 Articled 3 weeks ago
    The Victorian Government has abandoned the current tender process for the Northern and South Eastern PPP road upgrade packages in favour of a procurement model designed to give local construction companies more opportunities to win contracts.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 26 June 2020 Articled last month
    Roads Australia has welcomed last week’s Federal funding package for ‘shovel-ready’ and priority road safety projects, followed this week by more detailed announcements on how the money will be spent.