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  • 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.
  • John Shaw Dinner, May 30
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    John Shaw Dinner, May 30
    Pictured (centre) is our 2019 John Shaw Medallist, Professor David Hensher, Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

NEW DATE - RA Single Table Luncheon with Anne Moffat (Brisbane)

TMR COO Anne Moffat joins us for a broad-ranging discussion that will include challenges and opportunities in implementing flexible workplace practices and diversity. Part of the 2019 Aurecon Series.

Tuesday November 19 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Roy Wakelin-King (Sydney)

We're pleased to welcome back RMS' Executive Director Regional and Freight Roy Wakelin-King for this high-level networking lunch. Part of the 2019 Arup Series.

Tuesday November 19 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Chris Steel (Canberra)

Our inaugural Canberra Annual Lunch promises to be a great industry networking event.

Wednesday November 20 2019
12:00 till 14:30

2019 RA National Annual Fellows Dinner (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION 

Roads Australia Fellows, past and present, come together to welcome the 2020 intake and mark the completion of the 2019 program.  Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group.

Thursday November 21 2019
18:30 till 22:00

RA Annual Luncheon with Stephan Knoll (Adelaide)

The Adelaide Annual Lunch is always a fabulous networking event - a chance to share the successes of the year just gone and look forward to what's to come in 2020. Part of the 2019 Aurecon Series.

Friday November 22 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Young Professionals Event (Melbourne)

Join us for our last Melbourne Young Professionals event for they year. Part of the 2019 Arup Series.

Wednesday November 27 2019
15:30 till 17:30

RA Annual Luncheon (Sydney)

Join us for one of the biggest events on our Sydney calendar, the Annual Lunch. Part of the 2019 Aurecon Series.

Friday November 29 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Young Professionals Breakfast (Perth)

Please join us for the final YP event in Perth for 2019, a great morning featuring a number of industry champions who'll share their expertise on asset management and smart freeways.  Proudly sponsored by Arup.

Monday December 2 2019
08:30 till 10:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Nicole Lockwood (Perth)

The Annual Lunch is a great opportunity to join your industry colleagues, clients and other stakeholders for one last time in 2019. Our guest this year is Infrastructure WA Deputy Chair and Westport Taskforce Chair Nicole Lockwood. Proudly sponsored by GHD.

Tuesday December 3 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon (Brisbane)

The Brisbane Annual Lunch is the biggest event on our Queensland calendar - a stellar networking opportunity that brings together 300+ attendees from across our industry. Proudly sponsored by Transurban.

Friday December 6 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Eva Lawler (Darwin)

We're delighted to host Minister Eva Lawler at this year's Darwin Annual Lunch. Proudly sponsored by InfraBuild.

Tuesday December 10 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Tim Pallas (Melbourne)

The Melbourne Annual is far and away the biggest event on our Victorian calendar, a celebration of industry and government success and collaboration in delivering the State's massive transport infrastructure pipeline. This year we're joined by Treasurer Tim Pallas. Proudly sponsored by Laing O'Rourke.

Thursday December 12 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Michael Ferguson (Hobart)

We're delighted to host Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson for the first time at our biggest Hobart event of the year.

Friday December 13 2019
12:00 till 14:30

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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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 - November 1, 2019 Articled 2 weeks ago
    Construction of a major new road east of the M1 between Coomera and Nerang will be prioritised to take pressure off the highway and support growing north Gold Coast communities.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 11 October, 2019 Articled last month
    An ambitious 10-year transport plan to respond to Melbourne’s significant population growth by delivering more space for pedestrians, public transport users and cyclists will provide an $870 million boost to Victoria over the next decade, according to an independent report by Deloitte Access Economics.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 27 September, 2019 Articled last month
    The Reviving Road Safety Strategy released by the AAA this week makes a compelling case for stronger Federal leadership to help turn around Australia’s road toll.