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  • IPL’s Focus on Connectivity & Integration in Transport Welcomed Articled last week
    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 Australia Annual General Meeting  Articled 3 months ago
    27 November - It goes without saying that 2020 has been a very difficult year for all of us - one accompanied by challenges few of us could have anticipated a year ago. However, I am proud to say that thanks to the ongoing support of our members, Roads Australia (RA) will emerge from 2020 stronger than ever and ready to deliver the outcomes our industry needs as we move into a new year.
  • Victorian Budget sets up sustainable infrastructure-led recovery Articled 3 months ago
    24 November 2020 - Roads Australia (RA), the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, says today’s Victorian State Budget confirms the central role that enhanced transport infrastructure will play in powering Victoria’s post-COVID economic recovery.

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.
  • 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.
  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

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

Latest 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

  • Young Professionals Gala Dinner, Nov 7
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    Young Professionals Gala Dinner, Nov 7
    A fantastic evening in Sydney with the industry's young flyers. Thanks to our sponsor Arup and guest speaker, Clare Gardiner-Barnes from Transport for NSW.
  • RA Young Professionals PPP Award winner
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    RA Young Professionals PPP Award winner
    Teresa Tran from WSP was our 2018 Young Professionals PPP Award winner, pictured here with RMS CEO, Ken Kanofski, and Ross Campbell from Arup.
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    From left: Madeleine McManus OAM, Monash Uni; Jill Boag, JHG; Dr Collette Burke, OPV; Sarah Crawley, Jacobs; and Lauren Streifer, RA.
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    RA incoming CEO, Michael Kilgariff, with Lord Mayor Sally Capp and RA President, David Stuart-Watt

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA International Women's Day Event - Perception vs reality - the real reason women aren’t considering our industry


Join us for RA's International Women's Day webinar, an interactive session discussing the theme of 2021, #ChooseToChallenge.

Tuesday March 9 2021
12:00 till 13:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Alex Wendler (Sydney)


Join us as we host Alexander Wendler, Chief Development Officer, Transport for NSW, for a single table luncheon. This luncheon is an ideal opportunity to directly engage in a discussion regarding Transport for NSW's development activities across all transport modes as well as the urban renewal portfolio.

Wednesday March 10 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Emerging Leaders Annual Gala Dinner (Sydney)

Join us for our fourth Emerging Leaders Annual Gala Dinner, a stellar event for the next generation of industry leaders, and presentation of the Emerging Leaders 'PPP' Award.

Thursday March 11 2021
18:30 till 22:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Alexis Davison (Melbourne)


Join us as we host Major Road Projects Victoria, Director of Program Services and Engineering, Alexis Davison, for a single table luncheon, this is a wonderful opportunity to directly engage in a discussion about project phases of infrastructure projects, including early planning, business case development, design and construction.

Tuesday March 16 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Jeremy Conway (Adelaide)

Infrastructure SA Chief Executive, Jeremy Conway, joins us for an industry luncheon to give an update on SA’s infrastructure pipeline, the progress of key projects and other issues relevant to the delivery, operation and maintenance of the state’s integrated transport infrastructure.

Thursday March 18 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Board Dinner with Jactina Allan (Melbourne)


Our Melbourne Board Dinner is traditionally one of the highlight events on our calendar - an exclusive, high-level networking event that brings together the top echelon of industry leaders from the public and private sectors.

Thursday March 25 2021
18:30 till 21:30

RA Fellows Mid - Year Workshop and Dinner (Sydney)


Wednesday April 28 2021
14:00 till 15:00

RA Corporate Affairs Network (Sydney)


Join Roads Australia on 29 April and hear from industry leaders about why social licence matters as they highlight effective strategies to secure the community’s ‘buy in’ on major projects. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Thursday April 29 2021
17:30 till 19:30

RA Spotlight on Safety (Brisbane)

Our Spotlight on Safety shared stories from the 'front line' on good practice and successful outcomes across the safety spectrum, including road worker and user safety, mental health, and safer roads and vehicles.
Thursday May 6 2021
09:30 till 16:30

2021 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, 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 - 26 February 2021 Articled last week
    This week I was pleased to welcome Peter Frazer, President of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group to the RA office. Peter briefed myself and Jeff Doyle, CEO of Altus Traffic and Chair of the RA Road Worker Safety Group on plans for National Road Safety Week, which this year will run from 16-23 May.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 12 February 2021 Articled 3 weeks ago
    Last week the Roads Australia Board held its first meeting for 2021, as we embark on a year in which the design and delivery of integrated transport infrastructure will play a critical role in stimulating national economic recovery.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 29 January 2021 Articled last month
    It's great to be back - and we're looking forward to what's certain to be another massive year for our industry. In this short video, RA CEO Michael Kilgariff sets out what to expect in the year ahead - and how RA will be working collaboratively with our members, governments and the wider industry to support contemporary and innovative approaches to the delivery, maintenance and operation of integrated transport infrastructure.