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Transport reform

Chapter leadership


Clare-Gardiner Barnes
Deputy Secretary - Freight Strategy and Planning
Transport for NSW

Deputy Chair

Michelle Huey
Group Executive - NSW


Our focus

A new transport landscape is emerging in Australia today - one where users shape the solutions, and both public and private enterprises co-exist to design, build, operate and maintain a national network of integrated, customised mobility solutions.

Coupled with that, fast evolving automated vehicle and energy technology and shared peer-to-peer market opportunities are changing the face of public and private transport.

The Transport Reform Chapter is broadly focused on how we can best maximise the opportunities and respond to the challenges, ensuring all Australians derive equal benefit from these new and exciting transport scenarios.

In 2017, the Chapter’s goal is to support the work of both governments (at all levels) and private sector partners by:

  • continuing to inform policy development in key transport reform areas,

  • encouraging and strengthening the relationship between governments and the private sector,

  • sharing the expertise of diverse organisations (including start-ups and entrepreneurs) with public and private sector members across Australia, and

  • inspiring public and private enterprise with international and successful local insights.

2018 Cities for the Future study visit - final report

In September 2018, Roads Australia led its second international study visit to explore the challenges and opportunities around 'future transport' in Asian cities with some of the highest urban densities in the world. The Report from that visit found that Australia needs to shift its focus away from private vehicle as being the mode of choice and up our investment on mass transit systems.  Read the full report HERE.

2017 RA international study visit - final report

In April 2017, Roads Australia the national peak body for road infrastructure stakeholders, led a delegation of senior government and transport industry officials on a global study visit to find out how international jurisdictions are preparing for their driverless roll-out. RA predicts that every new vehicle sold in Australia within 10 years will be driverless, and dedicated lanes for automated vehicles will operate across our road networks within 5-10 years.

Review the full report from RA's International Study Visit to North America, the UK and Europe. It offers key observations and discusses options for government and industry to take forward in this new world. 

Links to more findings available here 

Chapter resources

Feb 28, 2019 - Cities of the Future Forum, Sydney. Click here.

Download minutes and presentations from our recent workshops and events.