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  • Industry vows to work with Government to keep Big Build on track Articled last month
    4 August 2020 - Following the Premier’s announcement on how stage 4 restrictions affect businesses and workplaces, Roads Australia and the construction industry will continue to work closely with the Victorian Government to ensure essential transport infrastructure is delivered safely.
  • Revised Victorian Suburban Roads Upgrade Articled 2 months 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 3 months ago
    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.

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Latest podcasts

Future Leaders: should I stay or should I go?

Aug 3, 2020 - In the first of our Future Leaders podcasts aimed at the next generation of industry leaders, we ask two senior industry figures about the decision-making processes they went through when facing the inevitable question: when is a career move the right move?


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'?


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Recent news and events

'SINGLE TABLE' WEBINAR WITH DAMIAN GOULD - APRIL 16


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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA By Invitation evening dinner with John Hardwick (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Join us as we host Executive Director of the Asset Management Branch for Transport for NSW, John Hardwick, for a discussion on investment prioritisation, planning, asset management, operations, maintenance and performance.

Tuesday September 22 2020
18:30 till 21:30

RA Webinar by Invitation with Brett Gliddon

BY INVITATION WEBINAR

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's General Manager of Transport Services, Brett Gliddon joins us for this 'by invitation' webinar to discuss delivery and management of intergrated transport systems.

Wednesday September 30 2020
12:00 till 13:00

RA Women's Network Webinar with Libby Lyons

BY INVITATION WEBINAR

Off the back of our Women's Network discussion earlier this year, Libby Lyons from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency joins us to continue the conversation on working flexibly through the COVID-19 lock-down.

Thursday October 1 2020
15:00 till 16:00

RA Webinar by Invitation with Andrew English and Mark Davies

BY INVITATION WEBINAR

Join us for a virtual meet and greet and lessons learned from two of John Holland's recently appointed EGMs, both of whom hail from the UK.

Tuesday October 6 2020
11:00 till 12:00

RA Fellows Leadership Webinar with Annette Kimmitt

BY INVITATION WEBINAR FOR RA FELLOWS

The RA Fellows are delighted to host Annette Kimmitt, CEO, MinterEllison as she speaks on her career path and key leadership lessons learned. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Wednesday October 7 2020
12:30 till 13:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Rodd Staples (Sydney)

Transport for NSW Secretary - Rodd Staples is our guest speaker for this major networking event. Part of the 2020 Aurecon Series.
Friday October 9 2020
12:00 till 14:30

2021 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

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.

This event has moved to this new date due to COVID-19

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 - 11 September 2020 Articled last week
    The vision for Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is a step closer to reality with three parties shortlisted to build the airport's passenger terminal.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 28 August 2020 Articled 3 weeks ago
    Construction of the Sydney Metro West, from Greater Parramatta to the CBD, is another step closer with the NSW Government this week shortlisting three consortia to deliver the mega project’s first two major tunnelling packages.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 14 August 2020 Articled last month
    The WA Government has endorsed the independent Westport Taskforce's recommended location and design for a future container port at Kwinana.