Date and time

Friday, 8 December 2023
12pm to 3pm (AEST)


The Plaza Terrace | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
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In each capital city, we host our flagship annual lunches which are some of the largest events of the year. The RA annual lunches are a time to celebrate the achievements of our industry and reinforce connections.

Our speaker 

The Hon Mark Bailey, MP | Minister for Transport and Main Roads | Minister for Digital Services

Hon. Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey is Queensland’s Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services in the Palaszczuk Labor Government. He is also the local member for Miller.

His portfolio oversees Australia’s largest state-controlled road network (at over 33,000kms), along with 19 state-owned ports and Queensland’s urban and freight rail network. 

Mr Bailey was elected to the Queensland Parliament in January 2015. 

Since being elected, he has delivered transformative record road and transport budgets for Queensland, with major projects including the largest jointly funded road upgrade program in the state: the $12.6 billion Bruce Highway upgrade program, the government’s Olympic-bid winning Cross River Rail project, more than $5 billion to upgrade the M1 and build the second M1, Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 to Burleigh Heads and the $7 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program.

Mr Bailey has also delivered major innovations in transport and roads, with record investment in bike, active transport and pedestrian safety upgrades, the creation of the largest electric vehicle charging network in the Southern Hemisphere: the Queensland Electric Super Highway and the statewide rollout of a $371 million smart ticketing system for public transport.

The Minister recognises the significance of his portfolios as a key facilitator for economic development across Queensland, especially as the state’s population booms and, in the lead, up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with $27.5 billion in investment over the next four years and estimated to support an average of 24,000 direct jobs, including more than 16,000 for regional Queensland. 

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Dress code: Business attire

Dietaries: Please inform of any dietary requirements 2 weeks prior to the event

Please ensure you make your booking using the appropriate rate. Bookings from non-member companies that book at a member rate will be contacted and asked to rebook at the correct price. If you are unsure of your organisation's membership status with RA, please contact

The RA annual lunch is one of the highlights of the calendar year. Each year we host our flagship annual lunches in all capital cities.

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Refund policy

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


Rebecca Baker

Event Manager

Mark Sinclair

Executive Director - Membership Services