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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Industry Luncheon with Allen Garner (Melbourne)

21/03/2019 12:00 to 21/03/2019 14:30

Venue: Peninsula

Allen Garner, CEO of the Major Road Projects Authority, will provide an update on his vision for the newly created agency and the key projects that will be on the agenda over the next year. 

Date:     Thursday 21 March 2019

Time:     12 noon pre-lunch drinks for a 12.30pm prompt sit down; 2.30pm close

Where:   CHANGE OF VENUE - Peninsula, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

Diet:       Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements



Members Seat - $242 (inc GST)

Non Members Seat - $314.60 (inc GST) 

Member Corporate Tables (8 Seats) - $1,694 (inc GST)  (Pay for 7 seats and get 1 free seat)

Non Member Corporate Tables (8 Seats) - $2,202.20 (inc GST)  (Pay for 7 seats and get 1 free seat) 

Book 8 seats and you have the option of

a) having a branded corporate table with 8 seats – an ideal opportunity to invite guests; or

b) dispersing your 8 seats across the venue to meet other companies and government agencies beyond the scope of a formal corporate table. 

Roads Australia offers 5 free seats to members on maternity/paternity leave for every Industry Lunch or Forum on a first-in, best dressed basis. Please email directly to secure one of these complimentary seats.


This event is proudly sponsored by 



Allen Garner, CEO, Major Road Projects Authority

Allen is the inaugural CEO of Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV), which came into existence in July 2018. MRPV is responsible for delivering the States infrastructure investment in major road projects in metropolitan Melbourne and across regional Victoria.

Allen has close to 40 years of experience in the construction sector including 30 years in private enterprise, so brings to government a detailed knowledge and understanding of the construction industry. The defining characteristics of Allen’s career are innovation and collaboration. In each of his past leadership positions Allen has used his creative vision to drive successful outcomes. Whether it be in procurement methods, new approaches to partnerships, or applications of best practice to safety and sustainability, Allen forges new paths encouraging others to come with him on the journey. He has expertise in mobilising large teams and working with diverse stakeholders in complex environments.

These qualities have led Allen to his current role, where he has built a brand-new organisation with a remit of improving road by leading the way in innovative road construction solutions. Allen has a whole-of-project vision, from business case through to delivery, with a strong emphasis on governance. This includes steering a Public Private Partnership (PPP) solution for the Suburban Roads Upgrade (SRU) project including a maintenance element which will protect this investment for many years to come.






Bookings are to be confirmed and paid in full 48 hours prior to the event.  Bookings received 48 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed unless a confirmation has been received by the Events Director. Cancellations should be notified in writing by email.  Cancellations received prior to one week before the event will receive a full refund less 25%.   No refund will be applicable for cancellations received after one week prior to the event although substitute delegates are welcomed.    

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