Date and time

Thursday, 21 October 2021
1pm to 2pm


via Zoom
Sydney, NSW 2000
This event has already taken place.

October is National Safe Work Month.
For RA, and our members, Safety is our number one priority, for the users of our road network, but especially for the workers building, maintaining, and operating our roads.
Moderated by Graeme Silvester, Deputy Chair, RA Safety Policy Stream and Chair of Road Worker Safety Working Group, in this webinar we will hear from experts from across a number of fields to provide their perspective and discuss how we can all lead change in work zone safety. 

Date: Thursday 21 October

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT)

 ZOOM The Zoom link will be sent to you when you have booked on this event. 


This event is complimentary to RA members

RA Non members - $150 (inc GST)

For booking queries, please contact


This event is proudly sponsored by Transurban




Liz Waller, Road Safety Manager, Transurban - Presentation 

Liz Waller is Road Safety Manager with Transurban Limited, one of the world’s largest toll-road operators with roads in Australia, the USA and Canada.

Liz works across the group to embed the safe system approach in designing and building new roads, operating its assets and researching new vehicle and road safety technology.

Previously, Liz spent almost 10 years with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) as Manager, Road Safety Strategy and Programs, with an emphasis on young driver safety, including the young driver safety package, and the establishment of community and infrastructure road safety grants programs.

Liz commenced her road safety career with VicRoads and previously worked in general management roles in technology starts-ups and management consulting. She is an Executive Committee Member for the Australasian College of Road Safety and a panel member of the US Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Behavioural Traffic Cooperative Research Program on child occupant safety in ride share vehicles.

Dr Ashim Debnath, Senior Lecturer in Transport Engineering, Deakin University - Presentation 

Dr Debnath is a Senior Lecturer in Transportation Engineering and leads the ‘Transport Infrastructure and Safety’ research group at Deakin University.  He is an experienced researcher in the areas of road safety evaluation, roadwork safety, traffic management, and vulnerable road users. He has led many research projects for the major transport departments and local government agencies in Australia, published over 80 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and supervised more than 40 student research projects. He sits on several transport and road safety committees in Australia and internationally and provides editorial services to key transportation journals and conferences. Through his teaching and research activities, Dr Debnath is passionate about training future leaders in Civil and Transportation Engineering.

Amanda Tarbotton, Director WHS Sydney Division, Transport for New South Wales

Amanda Tarbotton was appointed Director of Work Health and Safety Sydney Division, Transport for New South Wales in January of 2019. Amanda is an experienced manager who has held various safety roles for the past 15 years’, most notably in defence industries, managing large systems and capabilities as Head of Safety for Defence Material within the Department of Defence. Amanda currently manages greater Sydney portfolios including mid-tier road infrastructure development and road maintenance and transport coordination. Amanda believes that the management of people is the most important resource for any business and understands that Through effective relationship management, ongoing training and support, and effective coaching, any work health and safety objective can be readily achieved.

Matthew MacMahon, CEO Infrastructure Services, Fulton Hogan

Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Australia Infrastructure Services in July 2019. Prior to that, Matthew spent 15 months as COO for the Infrastructure Services business and several years managing our diverse Auckland region and in other senior management roles. Matthew brings 25 years’ experience in the road maintenance industry across Australia and New Zealand. He joined Fulton Hogan in 2008 through the purchase of PMP Bitumen, a South Australian and Northern Territory asphalt and maintenance business which he co-owned. Matthew brings a strong focus on innovation and sustainable customer focused solutions.



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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