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Latest news

  • IPL’s Focus on Connectivity & Integration in Transport Welcomed Articled last month
    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 5 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 5 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.
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  • 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.
    463 Views
  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

    RA members share their tips and experiences on working through the COVID epidemic.
    1259 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

  • RA SINGLE TABLE LUNCH WITH SUSANA FUEYO SUAREZ - MARCH 4
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    RA SINGLE TABLE LUNCH WITH SUSANA FUEYO SUAREZ - MARCH 4
    Industry opportunities associated with one of the most significant transport projects in SA's history were the focus as RA welcomed Susana Fueyo Suarez, Executive Director, North-South Corridor for a Single Table Lunch in Adelaide.
  • RA SINGLE TABLE DINNER WITH BEN RYAN - MARCH 3
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    RA SINGLE TABLE DINNER WITH BEN RYAN - MARCH 3
    Roads Australia’s support for enhanced integrated transport solutions for the community was on display as we welcomed Ben Ryan, Director, Melbourne Airport Rail, Rail Projects Victoria for a Single Table Dinner.
  • RA FELLOWS LEADERSHIP WEBINAR WITH SERGIO CINERARI - MARCH 2
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    RA FELLOWS LEADERSHIP WEBINAR WITH SERGIO CINERARI - MARCH 2
    RA Fellows connected with Sergio Cinerari, Chief Operating Officer, Downer Australian Operations and get his perspective on the qualities that are essential to good leadership.
  • RA Fellows & Mentors Dinner Melbourne - February 25
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    RA Fellows & Mentors Dinner Melbourne - February 25
    Those who joined our Roads Australia Fellows Dinner in Melbourne were fortunate to hear an inspiring, engaging and reflective address from Rod Heale, Chief Operating Officer, John Holland about his leadership journey.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Steve Cornish

BY INVITATION

Join us as we host Steve Cornish, Chief Operating Officer, Major Road Projects Victoria, for a single table luncheon, this is an ideal opportunity to directly engage in a discussion around Victoria’s approach to planning and delivering major road infrastructure projects across the state.

Tuesday April 27 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Fellows Mid - Year Workshop and Dinner (Sydney)

BY INVITATION - 2021 FELLOWS ONLY

Roads Australia is proud to host the annual Mid-Year Workshop for 2021 Fellows. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Wednesday April 28 2021
14:00 till 15:00

RA Corporate Affairs Network (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

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 Industry Luncheon with Peter Woronzow (Perth)

We're delighted to host Peter Woronzow, Acting Director General - Transport, for this for this major networking event where Peter will be reflecting on the upcoming opportunities and challenges in delivering a safe, efficient road network.
Wednesday May 5 2021
12:00 till 14:30

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

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 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 - 9 April 2021 Articled last week
    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.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 26 March 2021 Articled 3 weeks ago
    Over the past two days, Roads Australia has been undertaking its annual Board Strategy Workshop. The workshop draws members of the RA Board together with senior leadership from transport infrastructure agencies across Australia to review and determine our key areas of focus over the next 12 months, ensuring our priorities and activities are aligned with our industry's needs and continue to adhere to RA's overarching strategic values of being The Leader, The Collaborator, The Facilitator and The Champion.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 12 March 2021 Articled last month
    As you are undoubtedly aware, this week saw our industry join with other industries and organisations across the community to celebrate International Women's Day. This year, all of us were asked to think about how we can 'Choose To Challenge' the stereotypes and biases that too often lead to women being denied opportunities.