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Melbourne Annual Lunch with Premier Daniel Andrews, Dec 13


(From left) Our CEO Michael Kilgariff with RA Vice-President, Marko Misko; Premier Andrews; and Laing O'Rourke's GM - Human Capital, Helen Fraser.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Industry Luncheon with Ken Kanofski (Sydney)

RMS Chief Executive, Ken Kanofski, joins us for the first industry lunch of 2019. Proudly sponsored by TBH.

Wednesday February 20 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Tony Braxton-Smith (Adelaide)

Tony Braxton-Smith, Chief Executive of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure joins us to outline his priority areas of focus for the year ahead. Proudly sponsored by Fulton Hogan.

Friday February 22 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Cities for the Future - Learning from our neighbours (Sydney)

Join us for this special policy briefing as we unpack the findings on transport planning from our recent International Study Visit to Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore. 

Thursday February 28 2019
10:00 till 14:00

RMS Workshop - Sydney Network Readiness for EV & AV (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

We invite you to participate in an invite-only session with John Hardwick, Executive Director – Sydney, Roads & Maritime Services to engage in a consultation workshop on Sydney Road Readiness for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles. 

Monday March 4 2019
09:00 till 12:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Damian Gould (Brisbane)

BY INVITATION

Damian Gould, CEO, Building Queensland, joins us to provide an update on the transport and infrastructure projects that will be developed and assessed over the next year.

Tuesday March 5 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Evening Dinner with Andrew Constance (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Ahead of the NSW election on March 23, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance joins us to outline the Berejiklian Government's plan to keep NSW moving. 

Wednesday March 6 2019
18:00 till 21:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

We're delighted to welcome back Transport and Main Roads Director-General, Neil Scales, for our first Queensland industry lunch of the year. Proudly sponsored by Project Support.

Friday March 15 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Kevin Devlin (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

We're excited to welcome back Kevin Devlin, CEO of the Level Crossing Removal Authority, who will enlighten the room on the innovations being tested and tried in tendering processes. Proudly sponsored by McConnell Dowell.


 

Tuesday March 19 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Allen Garner (Melbourne)

Allen Garner, CEO of the Major Road Projects Authority, will provide an update on his vision for the newly created agency and the key projects that will be on the agenda over the next year. 

Thursday March 21 2019
12:00 till 14:30

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.

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.

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

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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?

  • 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 - February 8, 2019 Articled last week
    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.
  • Roads Australia Insider - January 25, 2019 Articled 3 weeks ago
    The Federal Government has this week unveiled the Terms of Reference for the National Road Safety Governance Review - the next step forward in taking action on the 12 recommendations made by the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 Inquiry, tabled last year.
  • Roads Australia Insider - Jan 11, 2019 Articled last month
    Australia’s national road toll fell for the second straight year in 2018, with NSW turning the corner on a three-year climb and Victoria recording its lowest number of deaths since records began.