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Submission to Infrastructure & Transport Ministers Meeting (ITMM)

November 2020

RA's submission to the Infrastructure & Transport Ministers Meeting scheduled for 20 November focusses on how procurement reform will enable the more effective delivery of the infrastructure pipeline and thereby support post-COVID economic stimulus.

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Submission on Heavy Vehicle Road Reform

October 2020

Roads Australia submission to the consultation paper on proposed changes to how heavy vehicle charges are set and invested.

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Draft Austroads Temporary Traffic Management Training Framework and Prequalification Scheme

August 2020


Roads Australia submission on the Draft Austroads Temporary Traffic Management Training Framework and Prequalification Scheme

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2020 Commonwealth Budget Submission - Supplementary Recommendations

Aug 2020

RA's Supplementary Recommendations Submission addresses procurement and rural road funding issues.

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COVID-19 – Challenges and Opportunities for the Transport and Infrastructure Sector

May 2020

RA's submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Council (comprising Federal, state and territory transport ministers) ahead of its 5 June tele-meeting.

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Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Consultation

Feb 2020

RA's submission to the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business consultation on updates to the Skilled Migration Occupation Lists.

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2020 Commonwealth Budget Submission

Dec 2019

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National Freight Hub Discussion Paper

Dec 2019

RA's submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities, and Regional Development's National Freight Data Hub: Discussion Paper #1.

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Management of the Inland Rail - Senate Inquiry

Nov 2019

RA's submission to the Senate Inquiry into Management of the Inland Rail project by the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Commonwealth Government.

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Driver distraction - NTC Consultation Regulation Impact Statement

Aug 2019

RA's submission to the NTC addressing the development of technology-neutral road rules for driver distraction.

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COAG's Issues Paper 8 – Hydrogen for Transport

July 2019

RA's submission in support of the COAG Energy Council development of a National Hydrogen Strategy.

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SA's 20-Year Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper

July 2019

Roads Australia's submission to Infrastructure SA (ISA) on the agency’s 20-Year Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper.

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The impact of stress in the infrastructure construction industry

July 2019

Outcomes of a study by Professor Luke Dorney and Professor Con Stough of Swinburne University aimed at measuring the psychological impact of work-related
stress and related occupational factors in the Australian infrastructure construction industry.

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Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

July 2019

RA believes urgent action and investment into mental health programs is needed not just in our industry, but all industries.

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SA EV Strategy Discussion and Survey Paper

July 2019

RA's response to the South Australian Government's call for views on the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid emergence of electric vehicles. 

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Productivity Commission - National Transport Regulatory Reform

June 2019

In this submission to the Productivity Commission, Roads Australia strongly supports the national harmonisation of transport regulation, recognising that transport operators serve a national market.

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COAG Hydrogen Working Group

March 2019

In supporting the development of a national strategy for hydrogen, RA recommends that COAG considers the establishment and funding of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Hydrogen Production, and the establishment of an industry working group focussed on the opportunities for using hydrogen for the Australian transport fleet.

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NSW CLG - Construction Procurement Methods Discussion Paper

Feb 2019

Roads Australia strongly supports a collaborative approach to procurement of infrastructure projects in NSW - specifically, engaging with industry on the procurement method before agencies launch tenders into the market.

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Commonwealth Budget Submission, 2019-20

Jan 2019

RA calls on the Commonwealth to accelerate the reform process around road pricing and investment; implement the recommendations of the National Road Safety Strategy; and increase investment in mass transit solutions, among other recommendations.

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Laying the foundations

Published March 2016

The arrival of Infrastructure Victoria comes at a pivotal time, when urban congestion, disruptive mechanisms and customer expectations are driving transformation across Victoria’s mobility system. Roads Australia reviews IV's Laying the Foundations discussion paper and provides feedback on draft objectives and draft needs of road transport stakeholders that are well-supported by members.

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Infrastructure Australia

Published March 2016

The Australian Infrastructure Audit provided the strongest evidence yet of the need for a fundamental rethink on how we shape, plan, pay for, operate and maintain our transport infrastructure. Roads Australia offered two submissions to the Audit. The first general submission includes planning for a new age of transport, delivering on customer expectation, leveraging the untapped value of the transport network and establishing a fairer price for users. The second supplementary submission focuses on standards and the value of harmonisation.  

RA welcomes the recommendations since set out in IA's Australian Infrastructure Plan.

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TRN submission to the Harper Review

Published November 2014

The TRN's submission to the Federal Government's Competition Policy Review (Harper Review) can be viewed or downloaded HERE.


Overview of project appraisal

Published October 2014

Roads Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s draft document on the overview of project appraisal. 

The revised proposed project appraisal framework is a significant step forward in ensuring that a much wider range of costs and/or benefits are explicitly required to be evaluated, including those unable to be monetised.

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Public transport and productivity

Published February 2014 

TRN argues in a submission to the Senate inquiry into the role of public transport delivering productivity, that the public and political debate on transport needs to shift from 'road v rail' and 'public v private modes' to a more fundamental debate about how can we fund integrated infrastructure solutions that deliver efficiency outcomes across transport as a whole.

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