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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 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

POLICY | Introduction to Jellyfish Workshop (Brisbane)

REGISTER NOW - Join transport planning and traffic modelling colleagues to review an exciting new tool being developed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland, together with the Queensland University of Technology.

Be the first to be introduced to Jellyfish. Feed into its strategy and future development. Find out how to road test the product. Find new opportunities to produce next generation thinking for your clients.


This collaborative Roads Australia event welcomes AITPM members, Engineers Australia members (including the Queensland Transport Panel) and TE3 or TP2/TP3 pre-qualified consulting firms.

Register Now Friday October 17 2014
09:00 till 12:30

POLICY | 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.

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