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Building resilience into our infrastructure

May 18 2020 - The bushfire crisis of December - January has raised questions about the resilience of Australia's infrastructure, and more broadly the role of sustainability in project planning and assessment. So, what have we learned - and are we ready to take the lessons forward? We put these questions to Infrastructure Australia CEO Romilly Madew and her counterpart from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), Ainsley Simpson.

 

Transport network pricing: new thinking on an old problem

May 1 2020 - How, what and when we charge users of roads and transport is a particularly sensitive topic for politicians and the broader community.  In this episode, we're joined by Jonathan Spear and Moses Lee from Infrastructure Victoria to talk about new research that points to some potential ways forward.

 

What does COVID-19 mean for Australia's infrastructure pipeline?

April 14 2020 - Roads Australia's Michael Kilgariff and Mark Bowmer are joined by BIS Oxford Economics Associate Director Adrian Hart to look at what impacts the current COVID crisis will have on infrastructure delivery in Australia.

Recent news and events

  • RA MELBOURNE ANNUAL - DEC 12
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    More than 550 turned up at the Town Hall for our biggest Melbourne event of the year with Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas.
  • RA ANNUAL BRISBANE LUNCH - DEC 6
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    RA ANNUAL BRISBANE LUNCH - DEC 6
    Transurban's Sue Johnson at the microphone thanking our guest speaker, TMR Deputy Director-General Amanda Yeates, watched on by recently elected RA President Michael Bushby.
  • RA SYDNEY ANNUAL LUNCH - NOV 29
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    RA SYDNEY ANNUAL LUNCH - NOV 29
    Guests enjoying our final Sydney gala event of 2019, addressed by Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance.
  • MRPV SOCIAL VALUE FORUM, MELB - AUGUST 30
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    MRPV SOCIAL VALUE FORUM, MELB - AUGUST 30
    RA was pleased to lend its support to an industry forum hosted by Major Road Projects Victoria on social value, capability and inclusion. The key take-out - social procurement is becoming a point of competitive advantage in the infrastructure marketplace.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Webinar with Louise McCormick

We're delighted to be joined by DIPL GM of Transport and Civil Services Louise McCormick for an update on Territory infrastructure priorities.
Tuesday June 2 2020
13:00 till 14:00

RA Webinar with Tony Braxton-Smith (Adelaide)

DPTI Chief Executive Tony Braxton-Smith rejoins us via webinar for a 'lay of the land' update on South Australian infrastructure planning and delivery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

(NOTE CHANGE OF DATE - originally planned for 29 May)

Wednesday June 3 2020
10:00 till 11:00

RA Webinar by Invitation with Dennis Walsh

BY INVITATION WEBINAR

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Chief Engineer Dennis Walsh is back with us to talk about challenges and opportunities in the transport technology and engineering spaces. Part of the 2020 Arup Series.

Thursday June 4 2020
13:00 till 14:00

RA Webinar with Tim Pallas

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas joins us for an update on the Government's fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic and its implications for the next State Budget.

Friday June 5 2020
13:00 till 14:00

RA Webinar with Peter Regan

TfNSW Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Place, Peter Regan will give the industry an update on future projects for the NSW transport and infrastructure pipeline and the State's ten point commitment to the construction sector.
Wednesday June 10 2020
13:00 till 14:00

2020 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, McConnell Dowell and BG&E.

This event has moved to this new date due to COVID-19

Wednesday October 28 2020
08:30 till 15:00

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.

This event has moved to this new date due to COVID-19

Wednesday October 28 2020
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 - 15 May, 2020 Articled last week
    Roads Australia has welcomed this week’s release of South Australia’s inaugural 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy, the State’s new road map for growing its economy, improving government service delivery, supporting population growth and creating jobs.
  • Roads Australia Insider - May 1 2020 Articled 3 weeks ago
    The message has been loud and clear from Federal, state and territory governments over the past two weeks – infrastructure delivery is essential and will drive our recovery from the COVID crisis.
  • Roads Australia Insider - April 17 2020 Articled 3 weeks ago
    COVID-19 is expected to cause only minor delays to the delivery of Australia’s current transport infrastructure projects – but the question of who pays for those delays is still very much up in the air.