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Latest news

  • RA Spotlight On Safety - Concluding Statement Articled 2 days ago
    7 May 2021 - More than 170 road safety professionals, industry representatives, academics and members of the community gathered in Brisbane on 6 May 2021 to take part in Roads Australia's Spotlight On Safety.
  • Vic ZEVs Package Shows Incentives and Reform Go Hand In Hand Articled 6 days ago
    2 May 2021 - Roads Australia (RA), the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, says the Victorian Government’s suite of incentive measures designed to enhance uptake of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) proves that the pursuit of sensible road user charging reform is entirely compatible with encouraging consumers to purchase ZEVs.
  • IPL’s Focus on Connectivity & Integration in Transport Welcomed Articled 2 months ago
    26 February 2021 - Roads Australia (RA), the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, says the Infrastructure Priority List (IPL) released today by Infrastructure Australia (IA) confirms the central role of enhanced transport infrastructure in promoting post-COVID economic recovery and welcomes its clear focus on enhancing connectivity within Australia’s integrated transport networks.

Roads TV

  • 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.
    583 Views
  • National Road Safety Week 2020 - Take the Pledge

    As a Principal Partner of National Road Safety Week 2020, Roads Australia encourages you to Take the Pledge and always drive so that others survive.
    494 Views
  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

    RA members share their tips and experiences on working through the COVID epidemic.
    1330 Views

The Hub - RA Podcast

NSW Procurement Reform

Jan 21, 2021 - In late 2020, Roads Australia sat down with Camilla Drover, Head of Commercial, Performance and Strategy - Infrastructure & Place at Transport for NSW and Kay Salvair Smith, Capacity Policy Stream Deputy Chair, RA and Partner at MinterEllison Consulting, to talk through some of the significant procurement reform initiatives being undertaken in NSW.

This is part of a continuing conversation that RA is leading nationally through our Procurement Reform Report about the changes we need to make to procurement practices that will allow industry to get the best use of its resources and its people, while also ensuring that the community derives maximum benefit from transport infrastructure projects.

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Recent news and events

  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY LUNCH, MELB - MARCH 5
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    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY LUNCH, MELB - MARCH 5
    Guests at the RA-hosted table at the Engineers Australia IWD lunch.
  • 2020 TRANSPORT ORATION, SYDNEY - MARCH 4
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    2020 TRANSPORT ORATION, SYDNEY - MARCH 4
    Transurban CEO Scott Charlton delivered his take on the future challenges and opportunities for Australia's land transport system.
  • SYDNEY ST LUNCH WITH PAUL McCORMICK - FEB 25
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    SYDNEY ST LUNCH WITH PAUL McCORMICK - FEB 25
    Transport for NSW Program Director - Development Paul McCormick (centre) with Advisian's Bruce Riddle and Monika Sud.
  • PERTH INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH RICHARD SELLERS - FEB 12
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    PERTH INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH RICHARD SELLERS - FEB 12
    Members of the Gamuda management team with RA CEO Michael Kilgariff (far right) at our Perth lunch.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Camilla Drover (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Join us as we host Camilla Drover, Acting Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Place, Transport for NSW, for a single table luncheon. This is an ideal opportunity to hear Camilla set out Transport for NSW’s approach to working with industry in the delivery of integrated transport infrastructure that capitalises on commercial opportunities and helps develop liveable, vibrant places for the community.

Tuesday May 11 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Fellows Leadership Webinar with Philip Helberg

BY INVITATION WEBINAR FOR RA FELLOWS

The RA Fellows are delighted to host Philip Helberg, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure WA as he speaks about leadership, his career path and key lessons learnt. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Wednesday May 12 2021
12:30 till 13:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Dennis Walsh (Brisbane)

BY INVITATION

Join us as we host Dennis Walsh, Chief Engineer - Engineering and Technology, Department of Transport and Main Roads, for a single table luncheon. The conversation will explore how the Department is embracing innovation and the opportunities presented by new technology to deliver enhanced transport outcomes for the community.

Wednesday May 19 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Emerging Leaders Breakfast (Brisbane)

Join us for our first Brisbane Emerging Leaders event of 2021 as we hear from experienced leaders providing insight into Building a Sustainable Future for our Emerging Leaders.
Thursday May 20 2021
08:30 till 10:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Adrian Schrinner (Brisbane)

Join us for an industry luncheon with Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner. This lunch provides you with a perfect opportunity to hear an update on current and upcoming infrastructure projects in Brisbane.
Thursday June 10 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA CEO Workshop (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Our CEO Workshop is traditionally one of the highlight events on our calendar - an opportunity for government and industry leaders in the transport infrastructure sector to discuss and agree on a national agenda for the coming year.  

Wednesday June 16 2021
16:00 till 18:00

2021 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

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

Thursday June 17 2021
08:30 till 15:00

2021 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 June 17 2021
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 - 7 May 2021 Articled 2 days ago
    A reminder that from next week, RA Insider will published weekly each Thursday, providing you with even more opportunities to catch up with what's happening across the transport and infrastructure sectors. The move to a weekly publication also provides RA members with more opportunities to highlight their achievements and activities to our 18,000+ subscribers.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 23 April 2021 Articled last week
    In Sydney this afternoon, the Roads Australia 2021 Transport Oration was delivered by Julieanne Alroe, Chair of Infrastructure Australia. Each year, the Transport Oration provides a senior industry or political leader with the opportunity to present their vision for land transport in Australia and reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 9 April 2021 Articled 3 weeks ago
    Many of us have just enjoyed a relaxing Easter break with family and friends. Regrettably however, the long weekend was tinged with tragedy for far too many Australian families. The spike in this year's national Easter road toll is a powerful reminder of the need to constant reinforce the road safety message and remind drivers of their obligation to behave responsibly on our roads.