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  • Market Capacity Report Underscores Need For Procurement Reform Articled last week
    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 last month
    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 last month
    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.

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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 FRANKIE CARROLL - SEPTEMBER 29
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    INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH FRANKIE CARROLL - SEPTEMBER 29
    We were joined by Frankie Carroll, CEO, Suburban Rail Loop Authority to examine how the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) will give Melbourne the polycentric city structure needed to enhance connectivity, liveability and productivity.
  • SHIFTING GEARS - RA POLICY WEBINAR - SEPTEMBER 22
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    SHIFTING GEARS - RA POLICY WEBINAR - SEPTEMBER 22
    Hastening the uptake of EVs while also ensuring a sufficient revenue base to build and maintain high quality road infrastructure, is a complex policy challenge. This webinar examined international trends and considered next steps for Australia.
  • EMERGING LEADERS WEBINAR - SEPTEMBER 21
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    EMERGING LEADERS WEBINAR - SEPTEMBER 21
    RA's latest Emerging Leaders webinar sponsored by AECOM put a spotlight on the value of inclusive leadership. We were joined by speakers who were able to share their own experiences working on major projects.
  • RA INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH ROMILLY MADEW - SEPTEMBER 15
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    RA INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH ROMILLY MADEW - SEPTEMBER 15
    RA's Industry Webinars continue to connect our members with those shaping the future of our sector. Today, we welcomed Romilly Madew, CEO of Infrastructure Australia to explore the recently released 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with John Erceg (Perth)

BY INVITATION
Join us as we host John Erceg, Executive Director Central and Northern Regions - Main Roads WA for an informal discussion with our members.  Proudly sponsored by SMEC

Wednesday October 27 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Webinar with Pete Allaway

We are pleased to be joined by Pete Allaway, Transport for NSW Acting Deputy SecretaryRegional and Outer Metropolitan via webinar to update industry on the enhancement of infrastructure and customer experience, as well as how investments made are providing better outcomes for future generations. Proudly sponsored by Arcadis.

 

 

Friday October 29 2021
13:00 till 14:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Anne Moffat (Brisbane)

BY INVITATION
Join us as we host Anne Moffat, Chief Operations Officer - Transport and Main Roads for an informal discussion with our members.

Wednesday November 3 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Webinar with Jonathan Spear

Join us as we hear from Jonathan Spears ,Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Victoria, for an industry webinar for an update on key aspects of Victoria’s the recently-released 30-year infrastructure strategy.
Friday November 5 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. 

Wednesday November 17 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Corey Wingard (Adelaide)

Join us as Minister Wingard provides an update on some of the major integrated transport projects and initiatives currently underway in South Australia. He will discuss the 10.5km Torrens to Darlington (T2D) section of the North-South Corridor, the most significant infrastructure project ever undertaken in South Australia. You don’t want to miss out on our biggest networking lunch in Adelaide this year! Act now to secure your corporate tables or seats for what promises to be a fantastic 'end-of-season' eventThis event is proudly sponsored by Aurecon.

Friday November 19 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Ben Carroll (Melbourne)

Join us to hear Minister Carroll set out how the Victorian Government’s ‘Big Build’ projects are helping prepare Melbourne for future population growth and will enhance customer experience across Victoria’s integrated transport network. You don’t want to miss out on our biggest networking lunch in Melbourne this year! Act now to secure your corporate tables or seats for what promises to be a fantastic 'end-of-season' event.

Friday November 26 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Rita Saffioti (Perth)

Join Roads Australia as we welcome Minister Saffioti to provide an overview of some the major transport infrastructure projects now being delivered across WA. You don’t want to miss out on our biggest networking lunch in Perth this year! Act now to secure your corporate tables or seats for what promises to be a fantastic 'end-of-season' event.

Wednesday December 1 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Mark Bailey (Brisbane)

You don’t want to miss out on our biggest networking lunch in Brisbane this year! We are delighted that Mark Bailey, Minister for Transport and Main Roads will join us to celebrate.
Friday December 3 2021
12:00 till 14:30

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 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 - 21 October 2021 Articled 11 hours ago
    Last week Roads Australia appeared before the House of Representatives Inquiry into Procurement Practices for Government-funded Infrastructure. Our submission to that Inquiry called out cultural issues within the sector that are leading to burnout through a lack of work-life balance, as well as poor outcomes around mental health, workforce diversity and the attraction and retention of talented personnel.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 14 October 2021 Articled last week
    Challenges around long-term project pipeline visibility, potential skills shortages and workforce culture issues have been a key focus for RA this week. This morning, I was joined by Scott Olsen, RA Vice-President and CEO, Fredon and Royce Christie, RA Director – Policy as RA appeared at a public hearing of the House of Representatives Inquiry into Procurement Practices for Government-funded Infrastructure.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 7 October 2021 Articled 2 weeks ago
    It's a big week for RA as we announce the successful applicants for the 2022 intake of the RA Fellowship Program. We're thrilled to be welcoming a record 40 Fellows into the program next year - and incredibly proud that for the first time, a majority of our Fellows (58 per cent) will be female. In this short video, RA's Georgie Fidge, Director - Membership and Prue Northey, Manager - Membership & Programs discuss the benefits delivered by this unique industry mentoring initiative.