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National policy priorities

Roads Australia champions roads within the broader, integrated Australian transport mix, bringing industry and government stakeholders together across five activity streams: 

Read our Policy Overview here.

2019 CEO Workshop Outcomes

Each year, Roads Australia hosts an executive workshop of private and public sector leaders to discuss and steer our activities on key issues. 

This year’s workshop again took place as a breakout session at our national Transport Summit, held in Sydney at the end of May. Executives workshopped five key policy topics to provide their collective guidance on what success looks like, together with the role and next steps for RA.

These five policy areas were: 

  • Safety on rural roads 
  • Procurement, works packaging and national contracting methods 
  • Road-user charging 
  • Journey reliability – investment in mass public transport 
  • Sustainable transport infrastructure

The outcomes will help us fine-tune our activities and actions for the coming 12 months.

Download the report from this year’s workshop here.

2019 RA Industry Confidence Outlook

The Roads Australia (RA) Industry Confidence Outlook shows that while short-term confidence is running high, industry leaders believe there’s an urgent need to take strong collective action to attract and retain the skilled workers needed to deliver projects beyond 2020. Download it here.

Roads Australia Policy Report 2019

Released in March 2019, The Policy Report is a compendium of activity summaries for each of our policy chapters over the last 12 months. It also includes key recommendations and an outline of policy challenges and objectives for 2019.

The Report is designed to give our members and stakeholders a unique insight into our policy process, and a platform to engage with us on these important issues into the future. Click here to download the report.

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Roads Australia Procurement Reform Report: Recommendations & Strategies 

Released in September 2020, the Roads Australia Procurement Reform Report: Recommendations & Strategies identifies significant opportunities for  improvement in the way we plan and deliver transport infrastructure projects.

The Report was developed through an extensive engagement with national and regional industry stakeholders across engineering and design consulting firms, project managers, legal and commercial advisors, government agencies, and construction and related services companies.

The Report makes 22 recommendations to be pursued in order to ensure that governments get best value for money and industry gets the best use of its capital and people. Download the report here