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Melbourne Metro project update draws big audience of RA members

Above: A cross section of the audience at our latest Melbourne lunch.

Evan Tattersall, the man responsible for the delivery of Melbourne's $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel, was our special guest at an industry lunch at Leonda by the Yarra this month.

Sponsored by RA patron, Atus Traffic, the lunch brought together over 140 industry leaders for an update on the city-shaping project, which will deliver two nine-kilometre rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra via the CBD, as well as five new underground stations. The line will run from the north-west to the south-east and combine the Sunbury Line with the Cranbourne/Pakenham Line.

The first major contract for the project was last month awarded to RA member, John Holland. The $324 million works package includes the excavation of huge open shafts adjacent to Swanston Street to enable the underground construction of the two new city stations.

Work on the stations shafts will begin next year, following the conclusion of Environment Effects Statement (EES) process currently underway and formal planning approval for the project.

Right: Melbourne Metro Authority CEO, Evan Tattersall, scoping out the delivery and procurement strategy to RA members.

Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Forum (Perth)

THIS EVENT IS CLOSED

Transport Minister, Dean Nalder, Department of Transport MD - Policy, Planning and Investment, Graeme Doyle, Committee for Perth CEO, Marion Fulker, and WALGA CEO, Ricky Burges, are among the speakers at our 2016 Perth Forum, the premier industry  knowledge sharing and networking event in the west. Proudly sponsored by RA Patrons, Advisian and Altus Traffic, and BMD Constructions.  

LATE SEATS or CHANGES - Please phone Rachael 03 5942 7222 or email rachael@roads.org.au

Thursday July 28 2016
08:30 till 14:30

POLICY Automated Vehicles: Examining legal and liability issues

REGISTER NOW - Join Roads Australia members as we hear from Clayton Utz, Fortescue Metals Group and the National Transport Commission to investigate the legal and liability challenges associated with the deployment of automated vehicles on the road network.  Proudly supported by Clayton Utz.

Tuesday August 2 2016
09:00 till 13:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Kevin Devlin (Melbourne)

BOOK NOW - Kevin Devlin, head of the agency responsible for Melbourne's city-changing level crossing removal program, is our special guest speaker at this not-to-be-missed industry lunch. Part of the 2016 Arcadis Series.

Tuesday August 2 2016
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Andrew McKeegan (Adelaide)

BY INVITATION

DPTI Chief Development Officer, Andrew McKeegan, joins us to discuss among other things land use and transport planning at this exclusive single-table event. 

Tuesday August 9 2016
12:00 till 14:30

POLICY National Briefing - Scope of Automated Vehicles

BY INVITATION

A special briefing for Australia’s local, state and federal policy makers on the scope and impacts of our automated and driverless future. Proudly sponsored by Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

Tuesday August 23 2016
09:00 till 14:00

RA Forum (Melbourne)

BOOK NOW - VicRoads CEO John Merritt, Infrastructure Victoria CEO Michel Masson, Metropolitan Planning Authority CEO Peter Seamer, and Places Victoria Chairman, Tony De Domenico are among the speakers at this year's not-to-be-missed Melbourne Forum. Proudly sponsored by RA Patron Cardno, Jacobs and Transurban.

Tuesday August 30 2016
08:30 till 14:30

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Delivering for Australia's most important asset


As the peak body of road industry stakeholders, Roads Australia provides a national forum for debate and discussion on how we can best manage, fund, maintain and renew this vital economic asset for the benefit of all Australians.


Membership of Roads Australia is your entree to the most powerful networking experience in the Australian transport and infrastructure sectors. As we like to say, the top people come because the top people come.


Roads Australia has a unique approach to policy. We work from inside the tent, providing regular opportunities for our public and private sector members to come together in our Policy Chapters to drive practical policy outcomes. It's a formula for influencing policy like no other, and it works.

Did you know?

  • Australia's national road network is a $280 billion-plus asset.

  • The Australian road network covers more than 817,000 kilometres.

  • Approximately 657,000 kilometres are controlled by local government - although State-controlled roads account for about three quarters of all vehicle kilometres travelled.

  • There are more than 37,000 road bridges across Australia.

  • More than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.

  • Public transport is a major user of our road network. In Melbourne, for example, more than 80 per cent of all public transport kilometres are travelled on roads.