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  • Market Capacity Report Underscores Need For Procurement Reform Articled last month
    13 Oct 2021 - Roads Australia (RA) - the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system – says the Infrastructure Market Capacity Report released by Infrastructure Australia (IA) today adds further weight to its calls for procurement reform.
  • WestConnex Sale Will Deliver Transport Dividends Articled 3 months ago
    Roads Australia (RA) - the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system – says the NSW’s Government’s announcement that its remaining share of WestConnex has been acquired by the Sydney Transport Partners consortium (which includes Transurban) is a win for Sydney’s integrated transport network.
  • Industry first partnership to lead the way to achieve net-zero transport in Australia Articled 3 months ago
    7 Sep - An industry-first partnership between Roads Australia (RA), the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council has been announced today, with the three bodies united in their efforts to help reduce the climate change impact of new and existing transport infrastructure.

Roads TV

  • RA Fellowship Program 2022 - Apply Now

    Applications for the 2022 Roads Australia Fellowship Program are now open. This video sets out how the Program works - and how RA members can get involved.
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  • 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.
    1795 Views
  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

    RA members share their tips and experiences on working through the COVID epidemic.
    2442 Views

The Hub - RA Podcast

Encouraging Flexible Work

Jun 3, 2021 - Attracting and retaining the best pool of talent relies on our industry supporting its workforce and empowering people to be the best they can be in all facets of their life. Encouraging flexible work practices is an essential element of this - and directions around flexibility come from the top down. Seeing senior executives within an organisation ‘practice what they preach’ around flexible working is an important aspect of driving cultural change and providing assurance to teams that it’s ‘OK’ to avail themselves of these options.

To explore these issues and set out how senior industry leaders can support flexible work practices, RA's Marlie Curtis sat down with Kelly Maslin, Vice President and Executive Director Operations – People and place Solutions, Delivery – New Zealand and South East Australia, JacobsCathal O’Rourke, Managing Director, Laing O’Rourke and John Galvin, Executive Vice President – APAC, Clough

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Recent news and events

INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH TREASURER TIM PALLAS - JUNE 4


RA's Industry Webinar with the Treasurer of Victoria Tim Pallas was a timely opportunity to hear directly about key initiatives contained in the recent State Budget, as well as his perspective on continuing challenges associated with COVID-19.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Annual Luncheon with Eva Lawler (Darwin)

Join us as we welcome Minister Lawler to provide an overview of the significant investments being made across the Northern Territory to improve the safety and resilience of the Territory’s integrated transport network. You don’t want to miss out on our biggest networking lunch in Darwin this year! Act now to secure your corporate tables or seats for what promises to be a fantastic 'end-of-season' event.

Tuesday December 7 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Policy Webinar | Social and Economic Value of Australian Roads

Join us as we host Adrian Hart, Associate Director – Building and Construction, BIS Oxford Economics and Peter Colacino, Chief Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia, to discuss updated research that sets out the economic and social value that roads provide to the Australian community.

Wednesday December 8 2021
13:00 till 14:00

RA Annual Luncheon with Chris Steel (Canberra)

There will be no bigger event on RA’s Canberra calendar in 2021 than our Annual Lunch! We're pleased to be joined by Chris Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, Skills and Special Minister of State.  This event is proudly sponsored by Aurecon.

Thursday December 9 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon (Sydney)

There will be no bigger event on RA’s Sydney calendar in 2021 than our Annual Lunch! This event always sells out quickly - and will do so even more rapidly this year. This event is proudly sponsored by Aurecon.
Friday December 10 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Roger Jaensch (Hobart)

Joins us to hear Minister Jaensch set out how the Tasmanian Government is preparing for future population in growth across Tasmania by investing in transport infrastructure that will enhance connectivity and safety for people and freight across the state. You don’t want to miss out on our biggest networking lunch in Hobart this year! Act now to secure your corporate tables or seats for what promises to be a fantastic 'end-of-season' event.

Tuesday December 14 2021
12:00 till 14:30

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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 - 2 December 2021 Articled 4 days ago
    Congratulations to George Mavroyeni - Independent Assurance Services Lead (ANZ), AECOM, the winner of the 2021 Ray Fisher Award for Technical Excellence. George has over 40 years’ experience in project management, road safety and quality assurance.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 25 November 2021 Articled 4 days ago
    The 2021 Roads Australia Annual General Meeting is being held in Melbourne tomorrow morning. As well as electing our organisational leadership and members of the RA Board for the year to come, the AGM will also see the release of our 2021 Annual Review, providing an overview of RA's activities over the past year.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 18 November 2021 Articled last week
    Hard as it is to believe, tomorrow will see the first of RA's Annual Lunches held, as we welcome South Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Corey Wingard MP as our guest speaker in Adelaide. For many parts of Australia, 2021 has again been dominated by interruptions and restrictions due to COVID. As a result, there have been limited opportunities to attend in-person networking events.