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  • Revised Victorian Suburban Roads Upgrade Articled 3 weeks ago
    10 July, 2020 - Roads Australia (RA) notes this week’s announcement by the Victorian Government that it will change the procurement of the two Suburban Roads Upgrade packages as public-private partnerships into a multi-contract ‘$2.2 billion road construction blitz’.
  • Infrastructure funding boost an opportunity to seal road shoulders in the bush Articled last month
    15 June 2020 - Roads Australia has welcomed today's infrastructure announcement by the Commonwealth and recommended the half billion-dollar road safety funding injection be targeted toward 'low cost, high return' maintenance treatments to some of regional Australia's most dangerous roads.
  • SA’s 20-year Strategy a welcome roadmap to the future Articled 3 months ago
    13 May, 2020 - Roads Australia (RA) welcomes today’s release of South Australia’s inaugural 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy.

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Mobility as a Service: where to next?

June 11, 2020 - Mobility as a Service - or MaaS - is an idea that's as much 'in motion' as it is 'about motion'. With the COVID experience under our belts, how is MaaS likely to evolve to suit 'the new normal'?

Workplace diversity and flexibility: what can we take forward from the COVID experience?

May 28, 2020 - If there's anything positive to come out of this COVID experience, it may be that work-from-home becomes part of 'the new normal' - and as a consequence, opens up more opportunities for women to build their careers and presence within our sector.

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.

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

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    A great turnout for our first Perth industry lunch of 2020, with guest speaker Richard Sellers, Director-General Transport.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Policy Webinar - Re-engaging public transport customers

Across Australia COVID-19 restrictions have seen public transport patronage plummet. This webinar will explore likely customer behaviour moving forward, and what is needed to persuade customers to return safely and confidently to public transport.
Thursday August 6 2020
11:00 till 12:00

RA Webinar - Inclusive Procurement: why diversifying our resource pool and considering social value is more important than ever

Our second D&I webinar of 2020 puts the spotlight on inclusive procurement. With the next wave of infrastructure projects post COVID-19 on the horizon, how do we ensure social value and diversity remain key drivers of the procurement process? Part of the 2020 Aurecon Series.

Thursday August 13 2020
15:00 till 16:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Jeremy Conway (Adelaide)


 Infrastructure SA Chief Executive, Jeremy Conway, joins us to outline the progress of the  State's landmark 20-year Infrastructure Strategy.

Friday August 14 2020
12:00 till 14:30

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, BG&E and Arup.

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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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 - 31 July 2020 Articled 3 days ago
    The Victorian Government has launched a new online portal to provide greater visibility of the major project pipeline.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 10 July 2020 Articled 3 weeks ago
    The Victorian Government has abandoned the current tender process for the Northern and South Eastern PPP road upgrade packages in favour of a procurement model designed to give local construction companies more opportunities to win contracts.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 26 June 2020 Articled last month
    Roads Australia has welcomed last week’s Federal funding package for ‘shovel-ready’ and priority road safety projects, followed this week by more detailed announcements on how the money will be spent.