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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Spotlight on Safety (Brisbane)

06/05/2021 09:30 to 06/05/2021 16:00

Venue: Customs House (Long Room)

Tragically, some 1,200 Australians die on our roads every year, with tens of thousands more seriously injured. This human tragedy is compounded by the significant economic costs of road trauma, which are estimated at a staggering $27 billion annually.

Despite significant government effort at both State and Federal levels, fatality and injury rates are still above targets set out in the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-20. Clearly, we need to examine our approach, ask difficult questions and develop more effective approaches to ensure the next decade to 2030 sees much safer roads for all Australians.

Roads Australia (RA) is determined to help lead this conversation as road safety is our number one policy priority.

During 2019 in Melbourne, RA brought together stakeholders from across the road safety spectrum to identify opportunities for greater collaboration and reinforce the critical message that road safety is everyone’s business.

On 6 May 2021, RA will again host government, industry and community representatives in Brisbane to hear from the leaders in road safety and showcase some of the latest innovations.

With the next National Road Safety Strategy to 2030 being developed, now is the time for you to become involved in the discussion that will help frame key aspects of this strategy, namely:

  • Safe roads
  • Safe vehicles
  • Safe road use
  • Safe road workers.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to influence Australia’s approach to road safety, not only to benefit our industry, but the entire community.

View the agenda here for further information.


Neil Scales OBE, Director General, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland 

Rob McInerney, CEO, iRAP

Gary Swain, Acting Secretary, Department of State Growth, Tasmania

Gabby O'Neill, Head of the Office for Road Safety

Rita Excell, Executive Director, Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI)

Mandi Mees, A/Executive - Regulatory Reform

Zoran Ovuka, Chief Technology Officer, SmarterLite Group

David Rankin, Major Projects Director, WSP

Brett Simpson, Roads Operations Manager, Brisbane Motorways Services

Date:     Thursday 6 May 2021

Time:     9am registration and pre-conference coffee and tea for a 9.30am prompt sit down; 4.30pm close

Where:   Customs House (Long Room), 399 Queen Street, Brisbane

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Diet:       Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements


Members Seat - $150 (inc GST)

Non Members Seat - $300 (inc GST)

Please find our Event and Booking guide here.

If you have any booking queries, please contact Rachael and Alex







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