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  • Roads industry welcomes Victorian major infrastructure spend Articled 2 months ago
    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 months 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 3 months ago
    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.

Sydney Metro on the menu at RA industry lunch

Above: RA guests listen to Rodd Staples outlining the scope of the Sydney Metro project

Project Director Rodd Staples was the guest and the Sydney Metro, Australia's largest public transport project, was the topic at our June industry lunch in Sydney.

Sponsored by Arcadis Australia Pacific, the lunch attracted more than 160 industry leaders to hear Rodd outline the procurement and construction schedule for this massive project - including the range of future opportunities for industry - as well as share some important learnings around best practice delivery.

Rodd's presentation was just days ahead of the NSW Budget, which allocated around $12 billion over the next four years for the NorthWest, City and SouthWest stages of the project.

The 2016-17 funding for Sydney Metro Northwest includes laying tracks and building eight new metro stations, procurement of Sydney’s new fully-automated metro trains and ongoing construction of the 4km skytrain.

The 2016-17 funding for Sydney Metro City and Southwest includes the tender process for twin tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham and early construction work in 2017, including building demolitions and planning and design work.

Construction crews have started laying the tracks for Sydney Metro Northwest, which is scheduled to open in the first half of 2019. The first tunnel boring machine for Sydney Metro City and Southwest will be in the ground before the end of 2018, with services expected to start in 2024.

Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Industry Luncheon with Tony Earl and Farewell Steve Troughton (Perth)

BOOK NOW - Join us in farewelling outgoing Main Roads WA MD, Steve Troughton, and hearing from Road Network Operations Executive Director, Tony Earl at this industry lunch. Proudly sponsored by Ventia and Boral.
Tuesday June 28 2016
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Evan Tattersall (Melbourne)

BOOK NOW - Melbourne Metro CEO, Evan Tattersall, is our special guest at this major industry lunch. Part of the 2016 Altus Traffic Series.
Friday July 1 2016
12:00 till 14:30

POLICY Road Safety Barrier - Industry Update (Kew - Melbourne)

REGISTER NOW - Join ASBAP, the Working Party, VicRoads and Roads Australia members to an industry update on road safety barrier training and accreditation with UK-provider Lantra. More details to follow.

Tuesday July 19 2016
09:30 till 13:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Minister Gay (Sydney)

BOOK NOW - NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister, Duncan Gay, joins us for a post-Budget update on his Government's progress and priorities for roads and freight.  Proudly sponsored by OneSteel.
Tuesday July 19 2016
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Department of State Growth (Transport) and Minister Hidding

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Wednesday July 20 2016
09:45 till 14:00

POLICY Road Safety Barrier - Industry Update (Sydney)

REGISTER NOW - Join ASBAP, the Working Party and Roads Australia members to an industry update on road safety barrier training and accreditation with UK-provider Lantra. 

Friday July 22 2016
10:00 till 14:00

RA Forum (Perth)

Transport Minister, Dean Nalder, Department of Transport MD - Policy, Planning and Investment, Graeme Doyle, Committee for Perth CEO, Marion Fulker, and WALGA CEO, Ricky Burges, are among the speakers at our 2016 Perth Forum, the premier industry knowledge sharing and networking event in the west.  Proudly sponsored by RA Patrons, Advisian and Altus Traffic.
Thursday July 28 2016
08:30 till 14:30

POLICY Automated Vehicles: Examining legal and liability issues

REGISTER NOW - Join Roads Australia members as we hear from Clayton Utz, Fortesque Metals Group and the National Transport Commission to investigate the legal and liability challenges associated with the deployment of automated vehicles on the road network. 

Tuesday August 2 2016
09:00 till 13:00

POLICY National Briefing - Scope of Automated Vehicles

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Tuesday August 23 2016
09:00 till 14:00

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Delivering for Australia's most important asset


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.