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Latest news

  • Transport Industry Welcomes Additions To Skilled Occupation List Articled last month
    23 June 2021 - New occupations added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) this week will assist in the delivery of major road and rail construction projects across the country.
  • State Budgets Elevate Need For Consistent Road User Charging Model for ZEVs Articled last month
    22 June 2021 - Roads Australia (RA) has welcomed the focus on incentives to enhance uptake of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) in the NSW State Budget today, and has renewed its call for ministers across all jurisdictions to work collaboratively to establish a consistent national approach to road user charges for ZEVs.
  • Updated Strategic Plan Continues Roads Australia's Evolution Articled last month
    17 June 2021 - Roads Australia (RA) has released the latest iteration of its three-year rolling Strategic Plan, setting out how the organisation will bring industry, government and communities together to lead the evolution of Australia’s roads, integrated transport and mobility networks.

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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

  • ADELAIDE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH TONY BRAXTON-SMITH - JULY 16
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    ADELAIDE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH TONY BRAXTON-SMITH - JULY 16
    RA was delighted to welcome Tony Braxton-Smith, Chief Executive, Department for Infrastructure and Transport in SA, who discussed work being undertaken to improve procurement processes and SA's 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy.
  • MELBOURNE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH ALLEN GARNER - JULY 8
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    MELBOURNE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH ALLEN GARNER - JULY 8
    Allen Garner, CEO, Major Road Projects Victoria, discussed some of the benefits flowing to government and industry through MRPV’s program delivery approach during this Industry Lunch in Melbourne.
  • 2021 JOHN SHAW DINNER - JUNE 17
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    2021 JOHN SHAW DINNER - JUNE 17
    It was fantastic to have so many Roads Australia members and industry participants together in Sydney for the 2021 John Shaw Dinner. The John Shaw Medal was presented to two very worthy winners - Neil Scales OBE and Ray Farrelly OAM.
  • 2021 RA TRANSPORT SUMMIT - JUNE 17-18
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    2021 RA TRANSPORT SUMMIT - JUNE 17-18
    RA President Michael Bushby launched the RA Strategic Plan 2021-2023 during the opening session of the 2021 RA Transport Summit in Sydney. The Summit featured panel sessions exploring a wide range of contemporary issues.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Industry Luncheon with Michael Ferguson (Hobart)

We're pleased to be joined by The Honourable Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Finance, Minister for Science and Technology. This luncheon is an ideal opportunity to hear an update on the Tasmanian Government's transport priorities and its infrastructure pipeline for 2021.
Thursday August 19 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Emerging Leaders Breakfast (Melbourne)

Join us for our first Melbourne Emerging Leaders event of 2021 as we hear from the expect panel on their experience working and delivering large scale projects, particularly around key challenges and highlights.

The Emerging Leaders Program is a national series of networking, thought leadership and mentoring activities for under 35’s. 
Tuesday August 24 2021
08:00 till 10:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Brendan Bourke MELBOURNE (Wed 25 Aug)

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Join us as we host Brendan Bourke, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Melbourne for a Single Table luncheon on Wednesday 25 August. This is an ideal opportunity to hear insights into infrastructure across Brendan's role with Port of Melbourne and his past ventures with Queensland Motorways, Transurban and CityLink Melbourne.

Wednesday August 25 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Webinar with Carol-Anne Nelson

Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary - Regional and Outer Metropolitan, Carol-Anne Nelson joins us 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.
Thursday September 2 2021
13:00 till 14:00

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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 - 29 July 2021 Articled 5 days ago
    Applications are now open for the 2022 RA Fellowship Program. In this video I'm joined by Prue Northey, RA's Manager - Membership & Programs, to highlight how the Fellowship Program supports RA's objective to champion a diverse, inclusive, sustainable and values-led organisation and industry.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 22 July 2021 Articled last week
    RA takes its leadership role in promoting diversity and talent in the industry very seriously. In this video I discuss some of the initiatives that RA is pursuing to champion a diverse, inclusive, sustainable and values-led organisation and industry.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 15 July 2021 Articled 2 weeks ago
    In looking at many of the news items in this week's edition of RA Insider, I'm again struck by the increasing influence of data and technology in Australia's integrated transport network.