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  • Roads Australia Annual General Meeting  Articled 3 months ago
    27 November - It goes without saying that 2020 has been a very difficult year for all of us - one accompanied by challenges few of us could have anticipated a year ago. However, I am proud to say that thanks to the ongoing support of our members, Roads Australia (RA) will emerge from 2020 stronger than ever and ready to deliver the outcomes our industry needs as we move into a new year.
  • Victorian Budget sets up sustainable infrastructure-led recovery Articled 3 months ago
    24 November 2020 - Roads Australia (RA), the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, says today’s Victorian State Budget confirms the central role that enhanced transport infrastructure will play in powering Victoria’s post-COVID economic recovery.
  • Integrated Transport Benefits from NSW Budget Boost Articled 3 months ago
    17 November - Roads Australia (RA), the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system has welcomed the significant investments made in transport infrastructure as part of today’s NSW State Budget.

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NSW Procurement Reform

Jan 21, 2021 - In late 2020, Roads Australia sat down with Camilla Drover, Head of Commercial, Performance and Strategy - Infrastructure & Place at Transport for NSW and Kay Salvair Smith, Capacity Policy Stream Deputy Chair, RA and Partner at MinterEllison Consulting, to talk through some of the significant procurement reform initiatives being undertaken in NSW.

This is part of a continuing conversation that RA is leading nationally through our Procurement Reform Report about the changes we need to make to procurement practices that will allow industry to get the best use of its resources and its people, while also ensuring that the community derives maximum benefit from transport infrastructure projects.

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Recent news and events

  • MELBOURNE ANNUAL LUNCH WITH TREASURER TIM PALLAS - DECEMBER 16
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    MELBOURNE ANNUAL LUNCH WITH TREASURER TIM PALLAS - DECEMBER 16
    Melbourne was the setting for the final in this year’s series of Roads Australia Annual Lunches, as we were joined by guest speaker the Hon. Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria. Thanks to sponsor Laing O'Rourke.
  • ADELAIDE ANNUAL LUNCH WITH MINISTER COREY WINGARD - DECEMBER 15
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    ADELAIDE ANNUAL LUNCH WITH MINISTER COREY WINGARD - DECEMBER 15
    Roads Australia was delighted to get back to South Australia today to mark the end of an eventful year with our SA-based members during our Adelaide Annual Lunch, generously sponsored by Aurecon.
  • EL WEBINAR - BUILDING YOUR PROFILE - DECEMBER 10
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    EL WEBINAR - BUILDING YOUR PROFILE - DECEMBER 10
    Today’s Roads Australia Emerging Leaders webinar presented advice about how organisations can support emerging talent, even with teams working remotely.
  • RA POLICY WEBINAR - MANAGING NSW UTILITIES - DECEMBER 9
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    RA POLICY WEBINAR - MANAGING NSW UTILITIES - DECEMBER 9
    This week’s RA Policy Webinar was an opportunity for RA members to hear from those engaged in the delivery of major projects in NSW about suggested improvements in utilities management.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Fellows Leadership Webinar with Sergio Cinerari

BY INVITATION WEBINAR FOR RA FELLOWS

The RA Fellows are delighted to host Sergio Cinerari, Chief Operating Officer, Downer Australian Operations as he speaks about eadership, his career path and key lessons learnt. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Tuesday March 2 2021
12:30 till 13:30

RA Single Table Dinner with Ben Ryan (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Join us as we host Ben Ryan, Director, Melbourne Airport Rail, Rail Projects Victoria, for a single table evening dinner. This is a wonderful opportunity to directly engage in a discussion regarding the benefits and opportunities that will flow from one of the most highly anticipated integrated transport infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Victoria.

 

Wednesday March 3 2021
18:30 till 21:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Susana Fueyo Suarez (Adelaide)

BY INVITATION

Join us as we host North-South Corridor Executive Director, Susana Fueyo Suarez, for a single table luncheon, this is a wonderful opportunity to directly engage in a discussion regarding the North-South Corridor Completion Project

Thursday March 4 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Evan Tattersall (Melbourne)

We're pleased to be joined by Evan Tattersall, CEO, Rail Projects Victoria, for our first Victorian industry lunch of 2021.

Friday March 5 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA International Women's Day Event - Perception vs reality - the real reason women aren’t considering our industry

BY INVITATION WEBINAR

Join us for RA's International Women's Day webinar, an interactive session discussing the theme of 2021, #ChooseToChallenge.

Tuesday March 9 2021
12:00 till 13:30

RA Emerging Leaders Annual Gala Dinner (Sydney)

Join us for our fourth Emerging Leaders Annual Gala Dinner, a stellar event for the next generation of industry leaders, and presentation of the Emerging Leaders 'PPP' Award.

Thursday March 11 2021
18:30 till 22:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Jeremy Conway (Adelaide)

Infrastructure SA Chief Executive, Jeremy Conway, joins us for an industry luncheon to give an update on SA’s infrastructure pipeline, the progress of key projects and other issues relevant to the delivery, operation and maintenance of the state’s integrated transport infrastructure.

Thursday March 18 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Board Dinner (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Our Melbourne Board Dinner is traditionally one of the highlight events on our calendar - an exclusive, high-level networking event that brings together the top echelon of industry leaders from the public and private sectors.

Thursday March 25 2021
18:30 till 21:30

RA Fellows Mid - Year Workshop and Dinner (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Wednesday April 28 2021
14:00 till 15:00

RA Corporate Affairs Network (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Join Roads Australia on 29 April and hear from industry leaders about why social licence matters as they highlight effective strategies to secure the community’s ‘buy in’ on major projects. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Thursday April 29 2021
17:30 till 19:30

RA Spotlight on Safety (Brisbane)

Our Spotlight on Safety shared stories from the 'front line' on good practice and successful outcomes across the safety spectrum, including road worker and user safety, mental health, and safer roads and vehicles.
Thursday May 6 2021
09:30 till 16:30

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, BMD, McConnell Dowell, BG&E and Arup.

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

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 - 12 February 2021 Articled last week
    Last week the Roads Australia Board held its first meeting for 2021, as we embark on a year in which the design and delivery of integrated transport infrastructure will play a critical role in stimulating national economic recovery.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 29 January 2021 Articled 3 weeks ago
    It's great to be back - and we're looking forward to what's certain to be another massive year for our industry. In this short video, RA CEO Michael Kilgariff sets out what to expect in the year ahead - and how RA will be working collaboratively with our members, governments and the wider industry to support contemporary and innovative approaches to the delivery, maintenance and operation of integrated transport infrastructure.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 23 October 2020 Articled 3 months ago
    A reminder that the 2020 RA Transport Summit and John Shaw Dinner originally scheduled for May 2020 then moved to October 2020 has now been postponed until 17/18 June 2021, with the John Shaw Dinner to take place on the evening of 17 June.