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RA seasonal celebrations hit Melbourne

Road’s Australia’s sixth Christmas Lunch of the season was held at the Melbourne Town Hall and our guest speaker was the Hon. Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of the world’s most liveable city. More than 200 RA members and guests enjoyed hearing the Lord Mayor’s vision for the future of Melbourne from an infrastructure, transport and road planning perspective. Also at the lunch, the 2014 Roads Australia Technical Excellence Award was presented to Mr Rahmi Akçelik.

The event was kindly sponsored by Leighton Contractors. 


 

 

 



For more photographs of the event, please visit the Melbourne Annual Lunch photo gallery.

 


Celebrating the season in the West

Our Perth Annual Lunch was an opportunity for Roads Australia to personally acknowledge Mrs Janet Holmes à Court’s prestigious win of the 2014 John Shaw Medal. The lunch was a festive occasion celebrated by over 130 RA members and guests. The event was kindly sponsored by GHD. For more photographs, please visit the Perth Annual Lunch Photo Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RA brings Xmas cheer to Brisbane

Approximately 200 members and guests attended Roads Australia Brisbane Annual Lunch at historic Customs House.  Bruce Munro, Managing Director of Thiess accepted his RA Board service medal and entertained the audience with anecdotes about his years in the roads and infrastructure sector. For more photographs of this event, please visit the Brisbane Annual Lunch Photo Gallery

The event was proudly sponsored by Transurban. 

 








Roads Australia heads north to Darwin

Roads Australia held its Darwin Annual Lunch at Char Restaurant and we were delighted to welcome Ms Louise McCormick, Executive Director of Transport Infrastructure Planning with the NT Department of Transport as our guest speaker. Members and guests enjoyed gaining an insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the infrastructure sector in the Northern Territory. In particular, the audience appreciated Ms McCormick's open discussion about the unique circumstances the industry faces in the Territory. For more photographs of this event, please visit the Darwin Annual Lunch Photo Gallery.

Festive season celebrations continue in Sydney

Nearly 250 RA members and guests gathered at Doltone House in Pyrmont for the Roads Australia Sydney Annual Lunch. 

A who’s who of the harbour city’s road infrastructure and transport industry fraternity celebrated the festive season at our flagship event. 


In addition to networking with colleagues in a relaxed, social environment and enjoying the fine food and wine, our guest speaker was the Hon. Duncan Gay MLC, Minister for Roads and Freight. 


The event was kindly sponsored by Beca. 

 


For more photographs of the event, please visit the Sydney Annual Lunch Photo Gallery.              

 


RA's first Annual Lunch of the season in Adelaide

Close to 80 members of Adelaide’s road infrastructure and transport sector gathered to celebrate the festive season at Roads Australia's Annual Lunch in Adelaide at historic Ayers House last week

Guest speaker Treasurer, Tom Koutsantonis MP gave guests an insight into what the future holds for South Australia's road transport industry and provided honest and open feedback to questions. The event was kindly sponsored by AECOM.  For more photographs of the event, please visit the Adelaide Annual Lunch Photo Gallery.


AECOM's Kerry van Donderen thanking Minister Koutsantonis

RA at IRF Asia Regional Congress

 Roads Australia’s Chief Executive and Operations Director recently attended the inaugural IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition in Bali, Indonesia. 

The Chief Executive chaired a number of informative conference sessions and Roads Australia had a stand in the Exhibition Hall to promote the upcoming IRF – RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia, which will be held in Sydney, 4-6 May, 2015.

The conference was a great success and one of the highlights was a dinner hosted by Roads Australia for members and select senior international delegates. The dinner was kindly sponsored by Kapsch.

The Sky's the Limit with Melbourne Airport's Sarah Renner

Roads Australia hosted an intimate lunch for members and invited guests in Melbourne with Ms Sarah Renner, Executive Planning and Development, Melbourne Airport.

Sarah enlightened the group with details about the Airport’s Master Plan and proposed infrastructure expansion strategy including improvements to ground transport access, new airport roads and provision for public transport, including a future rail link.

For more photographs of this event, please see the Photo Gallery.

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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.