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The 2015 RA events program coming soon


This year is gearing up to be a busy one for Roads Australia. The extensive events program will be launched in late January (http://www.roads.org.au/Events) with a plethora of industry lunches; single table lunches; policy workshops; Board dinners; forums; and special events planned in capital cities across the country.

An exciting line up of guest speakers from both the private and public sectors has been designed to ensure that Roads Australia members stay at the forefront of industry developments and innovation. A spate of state government elections also means an opportunity for RA members and guests to hear firsthand the policies and priorities of respective ministers and government representatives.

This year, for the first time, the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and Roads Australia will jointly host a three-day international road transport conference in Sydney from May 4-6, 2015. Coinciding with United Nations Global Road Safety Week, the IRF – RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia will be the premier networking and knowledge-sharing event on the region’s transport infrastructure calendar.

Built around the theme of innovating for the future, the 2015 Conference will cast a spotlight on value-for-money and innovative policies, practices and solutions in:

  •  procurement, funding and financing
  • road safety
  • asset management
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • sustainability
  • pavements and materials

 A comprehensive program featuring presentations and key note addresses from regional industry experts and world authorities on road transport has been confirmed. Set against the backdrop of Sydney’s magnificent harbour, the 2015 Conference will bring together senior representatives from industry and government from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. 

Early Bird registration is now available at http://www.roads.org.au/conference2015.

  

 

Upcoming Roads Australia events

Contracting opportunities for road projects in Papua New Guinea (Bris)

The Roads Australia Capacity Chapter invites you to register for a complimentary workshop exploring contracting opportunities for road projects in Papua New Guinea. The event will be held in Brisbane at Customs House on Thursday 12 March 2015.

At the workshop, road contractors and consultants will hear from Papua New Guinea government officials and donors who will discuss upcoming contracting opportunities in an effort to encourage industry to bid for road projects in PNG.

A full agenda will be available shortly.
Register Now Thursday March 12 2015
09:00 till 14:00

TRB AFB20(2) Roadside Safety Design Committee on International Research Activities Meeting (Mel)

The Roads Australia Network Reliability Chapter is pleased to announce that the TRB AFB20((2) Roadside Safety Design International Research Subcommittee will be holding its first meeting in Australia on Thursday 26 March 2015 in Melbourne.  Reservations are limited to the first 100 registrants. 

Register Now Thursday March 26 2015
09:00 till 14:30

2015 IRF/RA Regional Conference (Syd)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The IRF – RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia will take place in Sydney between May 4 and 6 2015, coinciding with the United Nations’ Global Road Safety Week.

Road safety, innovation and value-for-money procurement and delivery of infrastructure are the key themes of the Conference.

 

Register Now Monday May 4 2015
08:30 till 15:00

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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.