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Latest news

  • WestConnex Sale Will Deliver Transport Dividends Articled 6 days ago
    Roads Australia (RA) - the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system – says the NSW’s Government’s announcement that its remaining share of WestConnex has been acquired by the Sydney Transport Partners consortium (which includes Transurban) is a win for Sydney’s integrated transport network.
  • Industry first partnership to lead the way to achieve net-zero transport in Australia Articled 2 weeks ago
    7 Sep - An industry-first partnership between Roads Australia (RA), the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council has been announced today, with the three bodies united in their efforts to help reduce the climate change impact of new and existing transport infrastructure.
  • Transport Industry Applauds Reform Pathway Set Out in IA Plan Articled 2 weeks ago
    Roads Australia (RA) - the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system – says the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan released by Infrastructure Australia today sets out a practical reform pathway that will deliver more resilient and sustainable transport infrastructure and services for the community.

Roads TV

  • RA Fellowship Program 2022 - Apply Now

    Applications for the 2022 Roads Australia Fellowship Program are now open. This video sets out how the Program works - and how RA members can get involved.
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  • Roads Australia in 2021

    RA CEO Michael Kilgariff sets out how RA will be working collaboratively with our members, governments and the wider industry to support the delivery, maintenance and operation of integrated transport infrastructure in 2021.
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  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

    RA members share their tips and experiences on working through the COVID epidemic.
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The Hub - RA Podcast

Encouraging Flexible Work

Jun 3, 2021 - Attracting and retaining the best pool of talent relies on our industry supporting its workforce and empowering people to be the best they can be in all facets of their life. Encouraging flexible work practices is an essential element of this - and directions around flexibility come from the top down. Seeing senior executives within an organisation ‘practice what they preach’ around flexible working is an important aspect of driving cultural change and providing assurance to teams that it’s ‘OK’ to avail themselves of these options.

To explore these issues and set out how senior industry leaders can support flexible work practices, RA's Marlie Curtis sat down with Kelly Maslin, Vice President and Executive Director Operations – People and place Solutions, Delivery – New Zealand and South East Australia, JacobsCathal O’Rourke, Managing Director, Laing O’Rourke and John Galvin, Executive Vice President – APAC, Clough

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Recent news and events

  • RA INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH ROMILLY MADEW - SEPTEMBER 15
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    RA INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH ROMILLY MADEW - SEPTEMBER 15
    RA's Industry Webinars continue to connect our members with those shaping the future of our sector. Today, we welcomed Romilly Madew, CEO of Infrastructure Australia to explore the recently released 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan.
  • RA LEADERS WEBINAR WITH NICOLE STODDART - SEPTEMBER 14
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    RA LEADERS WEBINAR WITH NICOLE STODDART - SEPTEMBER 14
    Our latest Roads Australia Leaders Webinar took a deep dive into the largest infrastructure project in Victoria’s history, as we welcomed Nicole Stoddart, Executive General Manager, Rail and Infrastructure, Suburban Rail Loop Authority.
  • POLICY WEBINAR - SUSTAINABILITY & RECYCLING - SEPTEMBER 9
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    POLICY WEBINAR - SUSTAINABILITY & RECYCLING - SEPTEMBER 9
    Accelerating the use of recycled materials in integrated transport infrastructure was the focus of this webinar, as industry seeks opportunities for collaboration that will drive decarbonisation efforts.
  • INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH PAUL FLETCHER - SEPTEMBER 1
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    INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH PAUL FLETCHER - SEPTEMBER 1
    The convergence between transport and communications technology is increasingly evident. RA was delighted to discuss the issue with the Hon. Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities & the Arts.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Webinar with Frankie Carroll

We're pleased to be joined by Frankie Carroll, CEO, Suburban Rail Loop Authority for an Industry Webinar. Following the recent release of the SRL Business and Investment Case, this webinar will help you to understand the benefits of the project. You’ll learn how it will help reduce road congestion, create jobs in our industry and provide an estimated $58 billion in economic, environmental and social opportunities for the wider community. Proudly sponsored by Aurecon.
Wednesday September 29 2021
13:00 till 14:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Nicole Lockwood (Perth)

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Join us as we host Deputy Chair - Infrastructure WA Nicole Lockwood, for an informed discussion about significant infrastructure development issues in Western Australia.  Proudly sponsored by Aurecon.

Tuesday October 5 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Webinar with Rob Sharp

Join us as we host Secretary for Transport for NSW, Rob Sharp, for an informed discussion on some of the major projects now being delivered across the state, and how Transport for NSW is working with our industry to create more liveable and sustainable communities. 
Friday October 8 2021
13:00 till 14:00

RA Emerging Leaders Webinar - Leading a commercial negotiation and getting a deal done

Join us as we host our Emerging Leaders Webinar where we will hear from an expert panel on their experience in leading in commercial negotiations and finalising a deal. Proudly sponsored by AECOM
Tuesday October 12 2021
13:00 till 14:30

RA Webinar with Carol-Anne Nelson (Date Change)

We are please to be joined by Carol-Anne Nelson, Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary - Regional and Outer Metropolitan, via webinar to update industry on the enhancement of infrastructure and customer experience, as well as how investments made are providing better outcomes for future generations. Proudly sponsored by Arcadis.
Friday October 29 2021
13:00 till 14:00

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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 - 23 September 2021 Articled 7 hours ago
    Roads Australia recognises the need to champion a diverse, inclusive, sustainable and values-led organisation and industry. An essential element of that commitment is proactively seeking ways to provide economic opportunities for groups in our community who may traditionally have found our industry inaccessible.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 16 September 2021 Articled 6 days ago
    Having government and industry as part of our membership allows RA to actively facilitate policy leadership. When we speak, it is with a powerful and considered voice. Where others seek attention, Roads Australia seeks positive, practical outcomes that deliver national economic and social results.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 9 September 2021 Articled last week
    Today is R U OK? Day - a national initiative encouraging each of us to think about who in our world might need to be asked how they’re really going - and to make a moment meaningful by asking “are you OK?” 2021 is proving just as challenging as last year, with many Australians living in protracted COVID lockdowns and with travel restrictions preventing visits between families and friends.