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  • Roads Australia Insider - February 24, 2017 Articled 1 days ago
    Three consortiums have been shortlisted for the $1.8 billion road and maintenance upgrade of Melbourne’s outer western roads.
  • Roads Australia Insider - February 3, 2017 Articled 3 weeks ago
    It’s been announced this week that the third and final contract for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project has been awarded to CPB Contractors.
  • Roads Australia Insider - January 20, 2017 Articled last month
    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.

CAVs are coming, ready or not

Above: Alan Hay from Boylan Group poses a question at the the RA stakeholder briefing on CAVs.

Industry and government stakeholders came together in Sydney last week to dissect the latest steps in the journey towards the driverless vehicle.

Delivered by Roads Australia and co-hosted with Austroads, the half-day policy briefing included presentations from state and Federal agency leaders who are responsible for both the practical roll-out of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and the development of regulatory frameworks.

The clear take-out from the event is that all levels of government are now working together to ensure a co-ordinated national policy and regulatory response to the emergence of CAVs.

It's also clear that these new travel technologies will drive the road funding and pricing debate in new directions, particularly if - as some predict - the arrival of CAVs spells an end to private vehicle ownership.

Roads Australia is playing a key role in bringing industry into the CAV discussion, and will be leading a study visit by private and public sector leaders to the United States and Europe next month March 29 - April 12) to look at how the challenges are being met in other jurisdictions.

For information about the visit, contact our Executive Director, Policy, Mandi Mees.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Peter Jones (Sydney)


The M4-M5 is the next major WestConnex project coming to market, and we're delighted to host Project Director, Peter Jones, at this exclusive single table lunch. Proudly sponsored by Ashurst.

Tuesday February 28 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with John Merritt (Melbourne)


We are pleased to host VicRoads Chief Executive, John Merritt, at our first exclusive Melbourne single-table event for 2017. Proudly sponsored by WT Partnership.

Wednesday March 1 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA CEO Workshop (Sydney)

Thursday March 2 2017
09:00 till 14:00

RA Farewell to Duncan Gay (Sydney)

Our first major Sydney industry lunch of 2017 is a thank-you and farewell to Duncan Gay, who leaves the NSW roads portfolio after six years in the job.

Monday March 6 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Craig Laslett (Sydney)


Craig Laslett, the head of Lendlease's Engineering business, joins us for a frank discussion on the state of the industry. Part of the 2017 Coffey Series.

Tuesday March 7 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA CareerSeekers Drinks (Melbourne)


Join us for drinks to celebrate RA's partnership with CareerSeekers, a non-for-profit that helps set up industry internships for highly skilled and university-level refugees and asylum seekers. Proudly sponsored by Cardno.

Thursday March 9 2017
15:30 till 19:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Mike Stapleton (Brisbane)

Acting D-G of Transport and Main Roads, Mike Stapleton, joins us to kick off our Brisbane event program for 2017. Proudly sponsored by Laing O'Rourke.
Friday March 24 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Ken Kanofski (Sydney)

Ken Kanofski joins us as guest speaker for the first time since taking over the reins of RMS. Part of the 2017 Advisian Series.

NOTE THE DATE CHANGE (from 17 March to 21 April)

Friday April 21 2017
12:00 till 14:30

2017 RA National Roads Summit (Sydney)

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Get in early to secure your seat or corporate table for the biggest event on the national industry calender in 2017 - the RA National Roads Summit.
Wednesday May 31 2017
08:30 till 15:00

2017 RA John Shaw Award Dinner ONLY (Sydney)

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Get in early to secure your seat or corporate table for the biggest event on the national industry calender in 2017 - the RA John Shaw Award Dinner.

Wednesday May 31 2017
08:30 till 22:30

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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.