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Industry comes out in numbers for Melbourne and Brisbane Forums

Above ....(L to R) Value-for-money panel chair, Marko Misko from Clayton Utz; Professor John Daley from the Grattan Institute; Brian Negus from RACV; and Peter Ryan from Leighton Contractors.

Value-for-money infrastructure was the hot topic for discussion at the recent Brisbane and Melbourne Forum events.

This year’s Forums attracted more than 350 industry leaders across the two states.

The Brisbane Forum, sponsored by Jacobs and Altus Traffic, was opened by Transport and Main Roads Director-General, Neil Scales, while his Minister, Scott Emerson, addressed guests over lunch. The Melbourne event, also sponsored by Jacobs alongside Hitachi Construction Materials Australia, was opened by Public Transport and Roads Minister, Terry Mulder, with Ports Minister, David Hodgett, delivering the lunchtime address. 

A feature of both Forums was a panel session on value-for-money infrastructure, featuring experts from government, industry and academia leading a discussion on how we measure value and what steps we should be taking to improve the value equation. 

The one-day Brisbane and Melbourne Forums are our annual ‘state of the state’ information-sharing events, and alongside the two-day Sydney Summit and regular policy and networking events in Adelaide, Perth and Hobart, provide members with the opportunity for high-level engagement on key roading issues.

Above right....Jiong Zuh from Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond with Ken Mathers from Linking Melbourne Authority at the Melbourne Forum.

Below...(L to R foreground) Mark Olive from Jacobs; Rick Lewis from Altus Traffic; and Minister Scott Emerson at the Brisbane Forum.

Upcoming Roads Australia Events

RA Policy Luncheon - Technical Specifications, Procurement, Maintenance and Value for Money (Adelaide)

DATE CHANGE - Being rescheduled for Late October

We will hear from key staff at DPTI, including Mark Elford, Executive Director, Infrastructure Division, on harmonisation and standardisation of technical specifications to reduce the cost of infrastructure, procurement and maintenance. 

We also plan to have key leaders from east coast road authorities attend and discuss these important issues.


Register Now Tuesday September 23 2014
09:30 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Michael O'Brien (Melbourne)

NEW EVENT - We are delighted to release the next Industry Luncheon in Melbourne.  Victorian Treasurer, the Hon. Michael O'Brien has agreed to address our members and guests.  Proudly sponsored by Coffey

Register Now Wednesday September 24 2014
12:00 till 14:30

RA Policy Luncheon - Technical Specifications, Procurement, Maintenance (Perth)

BOOK NOW - Join Stephen Troughton, Managing Director - MRWA at this one-day forum that will discuss harmonisation and standardisation of technical specifications to reduce the cost of infrastructure; procurement; maintenance; and road safety at work sites. 

The forum invites key policy makers, government and transport industry professionals to share ideas, best practice and innovation in these key policy areas. Proudly sponsored by AECOM.

Register Now Friday September 26 2014
08:30 till 14:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Colin Jensen (Brisbane)

NEW EVENT - We are delighted to welcome Colin Jensen, Chief Executive - Brisbane City Council to address our members and guests at an industry luncheon.  Proudly sponsored by Coffey

Register Now Tuesday September 30 2014
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Tim Pallas (Melbourne)

NEW EVENT - We are delighted to welcome Victorian Shadow Treasurer, Tim Pallas MP to address our members and guests at an industry luncheon.

Register Now Thursday October 9 2014
12:00 till 14:30

RA Geopolymer Forum (Adelaide)

BOOK NOW - Join government and practitioners of the concrete industry to discuss encouraging the use of geopolymer concrete throughout the building and transportation industries.

This complimentary Roads Australia policy event investigates what industry needs to be able to incorporate geopolymer concrete into building and transport infrastructure solutions, and how government can respond.

Representatives from both building and transportation sectors are invited to attend.


Register Now Tuesday November 18 2014
08:30 till 13:00

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  • 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.