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  • Roads Australia Insider - January 20, 2017 Articled 3 days ago
    The second of three construction contracts for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA has recently been awarded to Great Northern Connect (GNC) - a joint venture between BGC Contracting and Laing O'Rourke.
  • Roads Australia Insider - December 20, 2016 Articled last month
    The shortlisted bidders for two massive packages of Victorian level crossing removals, valued at more than a billion dollars, were announced last week.
  • Roads Australia Insider - December 2, 2016 Articled last month
    Roads Australia says Victorian taxpayers will be the biggest winners from the State Government’s blueprint for public procurement reform, released this week.

RA event program to deliver even more in 2017

Above: Night of nights....pencil in May 31 for the 2017 John Shaw Award Dinner.

The year might still be young, but already Roads Australia is ramping up for a busy program of events in 2017.

This year's National Road Summit takes place in Sydney on May 31 to June 1, with the annual John Shaw Award Dinner at the Sydney Town Hall on the first evening of the conference. This year's Summit theme is Divided road ahead: making sense of the coming transport revolution, with the focus on some of the big challenge's facing our industry over the next 10-15 years.

Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth will again play host to our popular one-day Forum events, bringing local industry leaders together to review the lay of the land in their respective states.

In 2017 we'll be rolling out a series of Young Professionals networking events in each state, building on the success of our Fellowship Program. We'll also be continuing to promote ideas around gender diversity in the industry, with Women In Infrastructure events planned around the country.

Our Policy programs underpin our reason for existence and provide a wealth of value to our members. This year we'll be organising multi-state Forums to brief the industry on the progress and outcomes of each of our Policy Chapters.

Last year we hosted our inaugural New Members Lunch, which we'll repeat later this year.

And for the first time, past and present Board members will be invited to an exclusive and intimate dinner which we hope will become an annual tradition.

So watch this space as we start to lock in dates, and book early to secure your seats.

Below: Last year's Young Professionals networking event in Sydney has created the template for more of the same in 2017.

 

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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.