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Brisbane Annual Lunch with D-G Rachel Hunter, Dec 7


Pictured from left, our CEO Michael Kilgariff; Transurban's Group Executive Queensland, Sue Johnson; Director-General of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Rachel Hunter; and RA Board member, Fernando Fajardo.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Board Dinner with Jaala Pulford (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Victorian Roads and Road Safety Minister, Jaala Pulford, joins Melbourne's industry leaders at this high-level networking dinner. Part of the 2019 Altus Traffic Series.

Tuesday March 26 2019
18:30 till 21:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Will Hodgman (Hobart)

We're delighted to welcome Premier Will Hodgman for the first Tasmanian industry lunch of 2019. Part of the 2019 Altus Traffic Series. 

Friday March 29 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Chris Steel (Canberra)

ACT Minister for Roads and City Services, Chris Steel, joins us for our first very industry lunch in Canberra. Proudly sponsored by Ingal Civil.
Friday April 5 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Fellows Multi State Luncheon - Graeme Newton (Hosted in Brisbane)

BY INVITATION

The RA Fellows are delighted to host Graeme Newton, CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, as he shares lessons from his time in senior leadership roles spanning 25 years in infrastructure and most recently overseeing the $5.4b Cross River Rail Project. Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group.

Wednesday April 10 2019
12:00 till 13:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Camilla Drover (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

It's with great pleasure we welcome back RMS' Executive Director of Motorways, Camilla Drover, for this exclusive single-table event. Part of the 2019 Arcadis Series.

Thursday April 11 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Young Professionals Event (Brisbane)

Roads Australia invites Perth's Young Professionals to hear from John Galvin and John Anderson as they share lessons and insights from a ‘lifetime’ in construction. Part of the 2018 Arup Series.

Tuesday April 30 2019
17:30 till 20:00

2019 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

In 2019, our annual Transport Summit will be focussed on the significant policy issues our country is grappling with, including procurement and risk processes, project financing, future transport, diversity in construction and road safety. Brought to you by Gold Sponsors ACRS, Altus Traffic, Salini Impregilo and SMEC Australia.

Thursday May 30 2019
08:30 till 15:00

2019 RA 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 May 30 2019
18:30 till 22:30

RA International Study Visit - Future Transport: Smart Cities (USA/Canada)

Monday July 22 2019
10:00 till 14:00

PIARC - World Road Congress (Abu Dhabi)

You're invited to join the official Australian delegation to the 26th World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi, the premier event for road practitioners on the international calendar.
Sunday October 6 2019
10:00 till 14:00

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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.


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Did you know?

  • Australia's national road network is a $280 billion-plus asset.

  • The Australian road network covers more than 817,000 kilometres.

  • Approximately 657,000 kilometres are controlled by local government - although State-controlled roads account for about three quarters of all vehicle kilometres travelled.

  • There are more than 37,000 road bridges across Australia.

  • More than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.

  • 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 - March 8, 2019 Articled last week
    The Berejiklian Government has put transport on the State Election radar this week, announcing major roadworks in the State’s south and west, an expansion of the Pinch Points Program in Sydney, and a start to construction of the Metro West rail line next year.
  • Roads Australia Insider - February 22, 2019 Articled 3 weeks ago
    With a State Election little more than a month away, both sides of NSW politics are ramping up their spending commitments on roads and transport.
  • Roads Australia Insider - February 8, 2019 Articled last month
    The Australian Government should prioritise the development of a national EV strategy and an inter-governmental taskforce to lead its implementation – that’s the key finding of the report of the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Electric Vehicles, released last week.