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  • RA - IRF Regional Conference, Sydney, May 31 - June 1
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    RA - IRF Regional Conference, Sydney, May 31 - June 1
    CPB Contractors' Juan Santamaria, Transport Canberra and City Services' Emma Thomas, and Bechtel Infrastructure Australia's Ailie MacAdam, at the 2018 RA - IRF Regional Conference.
  • 2018 John Shaw Dinner, Sydney, May 31
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    2018 John Shaw Dinner, Sydney, May 31
    Guests gather at the Sydney Town Hall for our 'night of nights', May 31.
  • 2018 John Shaw Medal Presentation
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    2018 John Shaw Medal Presentation
    (From left) Arup Australasia Regional Chair, Peter Chamley; past John Shaw Medallists Greg Hallam and Bruce Judd; RA Chief Executive, Ian Webb; Clayton Utz Partner, Marko Misko, collecting the 2018 Award on behalf of Doug Jones; another former medallist in Colin Jordan; and RA President, David Stuart-Watt.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Honorary Board Dinner for David Stuart-Watt (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

This year's Annual Board Workshop Dinner will have an added dimension as we formally thank our outgoing President for his years of service.

Thursday February 6 2020
18:30 till 21:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Richard Sellers (Perth)

Director General - Transport Richard Sellers joins us for our first Perth industry lunch of 2020. Proudly sponsored by Gamuda.
Wednesday February 12 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Paul McCormick (Sydney)

Transport for NSW Senior Transport Executive Paul McCormick joins us for an update on two of the biggest road projects on the horizon in NSW. Part of the 2020 Advisian Series.

Tuesday February 25 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Mark Havryluk (Melbourne)

Regional Rail Revival Director Mark Havryluk is back to update us on what's next for Victoria's $1.75bn regional rail upgrade program. Part of the 2020 Arcadis Series.

Wednesday February 26 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Allen Garner (Melbourne)

We're pleased to be joined by Major Road Projects Victoria CEO Allen Garner for our first Victorian industry lunch of 2020. Part of the 2020 Arcadis Series.
Friday February 28 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

Transport and Main Roads Director-General Neil Scales joins us for our first Brisbane industry lunch of 2020. Part of the 2020 Aurecon Series.

Friday March 6 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Young Professionals Breakfast (Melbourne)

Join us for our first Young Professionals Breakfast for 2020, with a focus on the West Gate Tunnel Project. Part of the 2020 Arup Series.

Wednesday March 18 2020
08:00 till 10:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Tony Braxton-Smith (Adelaide)

We're delighted to welcome back DPTI Chief Executive Tony Braxton-Smith for our first Adelaide industry lunch of the year.

Friday March 20 2020
12:00 till 14:30

2020 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

 

Thursday May 14 2020
08:30 till 15:00

2020 RA 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.

Thursday May 14 2020
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?

  • 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 - 17 January 2020 Articled 5 days ago
    ACCIONA has entered into an agreement with Lendlease to acquire the ongoing business of its Engineering arm.
  • Roads Australia Insider - December 16, 2019 Articled last month
    Australia’s road industry contributes nearly $207 billion of value to the economy each year and supports almost 1.3 million jobs, according to new analysis released by Roads Australia (RA).
  • Roads Australia Insider - 25 November Articled last month
    A swag of major road projects will move closer to the finish line in the wake of the Prime Minister’s announcement last week that $3.8 billion in infrastructure spending would be brought forward over the coming four years, including $1.8 billion in the current and next financial years.