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  • Roads industry welcomes Victorian major infrastructure spend Articled last week
    April 27, 2016 - State Government funding for the Metro Tunnel and Western Distributor projects, as well as suburban and outer-suburban road upgrades, will go a long way towards ensuring Melbourne maintains its crown as Australia’s most liveable city.
  • RA President re-elected as IRF Geneva Vice-Chair Articled 3 weeks ago
    Roads Australia President, David Stuart-Watt, was re-elected to his second term as Vice-Chair of the Geneva Board of the International Road Federation at last week's General Assembly in Amsterdam.
  • RA Chapter members provide input into proposed national metadata standard Articled last month
    March 4, 2016 - Members of Roads Australia's Network Reliability and Capacity chapters have provided valuable feedback and support for Austroads' strategic project to establish a harmonised road asset data standard for Australia and New Zealand.

Technology integration firmly on the agenda in Qld

Above: A show of hands for a good time at the RA Brisbane lunch.

ITS, road safety and the project pipeline were among the key issues raised by Queensland Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Minister, Mark Bailey, at this month's Brisbane industry lunch, sponsored by Coffey.

Almost 200 industry leaders were on hand to listen to the Minister talk about the importance of harnessing technology not just to improve the efficiency of the network but road safety.

He said Transport and Main Roads was working closely with industry to keep pace with new technologies, and the Government was investing significantly in tech start-ups in Queensland to get ideas off the ground and promote the move towards driverless vehicles.

Mr Bailey also made the presentation to the 2015 National Winner of the ARRB - RA Student Transport Research Prize, Masuda Sultana from Griffith University.

Right (L to R): Carlos Rial, ARRB Group; Minister Bailey; ARRB - RA Student Transport Research Prize winner, Masuda Sultana; and RA's Ian Webb.


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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.