"The Department's 'reducing the cost of infrastructure' initiative is the rallying call for our people and members of Roads Australia to join together to discuss and develop new ways to meet our transport infrastructure challenges."
Neil Scales, Director-General - Queensland Transport and Main Roads
"Global Road Technology is proud to be associated with Roads Australia. Together we can provide a simple solution to a national problem of creating better and safer roads for people, industry and communities everywhere."
Ben Skinner, Director - Global Road Technology
"Roads Australia gives Hyder Consulting the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate with over fifty industry partners within the transport sector. This is particularly important in todays fast moving world."
Greg Steele, Regional Managing Director - Australia - Hyder Consulting
"AAPA is the national peak body for the flexible pavement industry, focussed on technical leadership, effective representation and training and knowledge. Our involvement with Roads Australia is an important part of presenting a clear vision on the importance of providing value for money solutions to road authorities, constructors and users.”
Michael Caltabiano, CEO - Australian Asphalt Pavement Association
"Roads Australia provides Bouygues with an excellent networking and discussion forum on the Australian road construction sector."
Ian Gunter, National Director Business Development - Bouygues Construction Australia
“As a major provider of transport planning, engineering, environmental and project management services, URS values the opportunity that Roads Australia provides to both engage with industry and help shape policy in this important sector of the Australian economy.”
Tim Gosbell, Director Transport Business Line Asia Pacific - URS
Rod Hook, Chief Executive - SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
"McConnell Dowell has built a reputation as a creative engineering & construction company partnering along side our clients and business partners to deliver the right solution on the transport infrastructure projects we build throughout Australia. We are pleased to be a member of Roads Australia.
David Robinson, CEO - McConnell Dowell
"Shell has been a member of Roads Australia for over fifty years and has served on the Board most of that time. We have been pleased to see the Roads Australia evolve into Australia's national peak body for roads."
Andrew Smith, Vice President, Downstream Australia - Shell
Opus International Consultants values the forum that Roads Australia provides to interact with other key sector stakeholders. We share a common interest in developing and maintaining a sustainable road transport system.
Melvyn Maylin, Managing Director Australia - Opus
"As a major player in the roads sector across Australia, Thiess was one of the earliest members of Roads Australia. It gives government and the private sector the opportunity to discuss issues that affect us all. Congratulations on your success and we look forward to our ongoing involvement.”
Bruce Munro, Managing Director - Thiess
"The future of our road network will be about developing sustainable, economical and socially responsible solutions. Arup enjoys working with Roads Australia to make this future a reality now."
Ben Schnitzerling, Principal, Infrastructure Commercial Leader, Australasia - Arup
"Roads Australia provides Aquenta with access to a network of organisations working in the road industry. The formal and informal opportunities provided by Roads Australia to discuss common issues and future opportunities is invaluable."
Bob McCallum, Managing Director - Aquenta Consulting
"With the vast networks across northern Australia, Roads Australia provides the Northern Territory Department of Transport with essential support and industry-based knowledge. It's a great forum for all members to provide ideas which contribute to the expanding industry and its success, particularly across regional Australia."
Clare Gardiner-Barnes, CEO - NT Department of Transport
Nick Miller, Managing Director - Fulton Hogan
Peter Boylan, Managing Director - Boylan Group
"With Queensland councils managing some 150,000 kilometres of local roads, it's vital that LGAQ is an active member of Roads Australia. RA supports our drive to improve the development and management of the local road network through nationwide collaboration with industry stakeholders on policy, safety and research."
Greg Hallam, CEO, Local Government Association of Queensland
Andrew Buckley, Managing Director, Cardno
Murray Read, Divisional Managing Director - Boral Construction Materials
"APESMA believes our members' interests are best served by being part of an organisation that can provide an effective voice for the industry, allowing us to work together to address industry issues and engage with government."
Chris Walton , CEO - Professionals Australia
Tony Sheldon, National Secretary - Transport Workers Union
"CCAA is the peak body for the heavy construction materials industry, covering almost $6 billion in annual production. Like most of the other major players who together make up wider road industry, we are also active members of Roads Australia."
Ken Slattery, CEO, Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA)
"KBR is pleased to be a member of Roads Australia. We believe it provides a valuable forum for the discussion of road transport issues, and keeps us in touch with what is happening across the country in the road transport industry.”
Colin Elliott, President Infrastructure - KBR
Sustainable land transport infrastructure is critical to the Australian economy and is a significant part of our business. pitt&sherry is delighted with the policy access and networking opportunities that Roads Australia provides the industry.
David Coe, Director - Pitt & Sherry
"Roads Australia provides a unique forum for roads agencies and key commercial stakeholders to share a common understanding and purpose. Roads and Maritime Services values the interaction available through Roads Australia, and continues to serve with Board representation."
Peter Duncan, Chief Executive - NSW Roads and Maritime Services
"Leighton Contractors is delighted to be a member of Roads Australia. Roads Australia is the peak body for the roads sector, bringing together the Government agencies and industry to enhance the development of road infrastructure in Australia."
Brett Smythe, Strategic Projects Manager - Leighton Contractors
"Transfield Services is one of the 10 companies that established Roads Australia and we're proud to be ongoing supporters of Roads Australia as the peak-body for the discussion and awareness of industry issues."
Graeme Hunt, Managing Director and CEO - Transfield Services
“The Victorian Transport Association (over 800 freight and logistic member companies) joined Roads Australia to influence the road building industry. We are the users and it means safety and productivity are key issues. Roads Australia has considerable influence with all Governments and we support their activities.”
Philip Lovel AM, Executive Director - VTA
As Victoria's roads authority, VicRoads is pleased to be aligned with a national organisation that shares our vision of innovation to build and manage a safe, efficient transport network for all road users.
Peter Todd, Acting Chief Executive - VicRoads
Ken Mathers, CEO - Linking Melbourne Authority
"Roads Australia is a significant transport peak body, providing a unique and valuable service to its road industry stakeholders. A powerful media forum that unites, informs and communicates to a national audience. Project Support are proud members of RA."
Peter Driml, Director - Project Support
"We consider that RA provides a unique platform from where exceptional value added interactions can be developed. Acciona, global leader in innovative road construction and concessions around the globe, feels proud of being a member of the organization that will draw the future of transport communication in Australia.”
Fernando Fajardo, Executive Director - Acciona Infrastructure
"As one of the foundation members, AECOM (formerly Maunsell) saw the need for an industry body which could mobilise all stakeholders in the advancement of our national economy and Roads Australia is having a significant impact in achieving this objective."
Ed Rogers, Industry Director - Transportation - AECOM
"As a supplier of specialised barrier products - both temporary and permanent - to the road industry, ACP gets great value from the networking opportunities that Roads Australia provides. No other industry association or network within the industry has Roads Australia's coverage or bona fides."
Zalman Paris, GM - Australian Construction Products
"ConnectEast believes that Roads Australia provides a valuable forum for the exchange of ideas and development of policy. Innovation and investment in the roads sector is essential to address the challenges of population growth and to maintain Australia's economic and lifestyle advantages."
Dennis Cliche, Managing Director - ConnectEast
"At Komatsu everything we do comes down to one thing: providing industry with the equipment and service they need to succeed. In establishing a national umbrella body for the industry and backing it with member service, Roads Australia is doing the same."
Sean Taylor, Managing Director & CEO - Komatsu Australia
"Both Roads Australia and OHL are committed to delivering the best transport solutions for communities - OHL as an international contractor positioned 7th worldwide, providing and operating transport infrastructure, and RA providing the appropriate framework for industry sector engagement and collaboration."
Ana Lopez-Tulloch, General Manager - Obrascon Huarte Lain, S.A.
"Pulling all the pieces together to drive local value and the wider economy is no easy task. RA is helping bring the key people together to influence better results. Urban Circus supports integrated and transparent project development and thus finds value in the RA network."
Samantha Goddard, Director - Urban Circus
”We see our role to build stronger communities through better transport. Roads Australia provides a great forum for key groups in the public and private sector to work together to achieve that outcome.”
Scott Charlton, Chief Executive Officer - Transurban
"Roads Australia provides an excellent networking forum for the most influential players in our strong infrastructure industry. WesTrac and Caterpillar are both proud supporters of Roads as you help provide the foundations for Australia's road infrastructure future."
Darren Tasker, Chief Operating Officer, NSW/ACT - WesTrac
“Roads Australia's strength comes from being a body that represents the industry, and not a lobby group or only representing one part of the indsutry. With membership covering road authorities, contractors, consultants, suppliers and related organisations, SMEC is pleased to be an active member of RA."
Dan Reeve, General Manager Transport - SMEC
"In times when significant investment in infrastructure is a necessity, Roads Australia provides a forum to examine and debate innovation in delivery methods, especially in relation to private sector finance. PwC is a global leader in innovation and is proud to be involved with Roads Australia".
Mario D'Elia, Partner - PricewaterhouseCoopers
"Ingal Civil Products prides itself on making a significant contribution to the safety and efficiency of our road network. We are proud to be associated with Roads Australia, which provides the opportunity to interact and collaborate with key players with the same aims."
John Dignam, Managing Director - Ingal Civil Products
"We have been very impressed with the calibre of events over the past year. The Roads Australia luncheons and single table functions present a fantastic opportunity to talk with the highest levels of contractors, consultants, road operators and public sector clients in a very open and collaborative environment."
Peter Georgiou, Managing Director - SLR Consulting Australia
"Roads Australia provides Clayton Utz with opportunities to better understand the challenges faced by key stakeholders in the roads industry and to share our thoughts with other Roads Australia members on best practice models for the funding, planning, procurement, delivery and maintenance of roads."
Doug Jones, Head of Construction & Major Projects - Clayton Utz
"Roads Australia is the national peak body for road transport stakeholders. Its membership facilitates the convergence of a wide range of industry views and expertise on transport and infrastructure issues. Roads Australia has a key role to play in the future of Australian transport, and ARRB is proud to support its activities."
Gerard Waldron, Managing Director - ARRB
"Altus Traffic is a nationally trusted, specialist provider of traffic management, traffic control and traffic management planning Australia wide. Roads Australia provides us with an excellent vehicle to keep in touch with the industry and our peers, and to represent the interests of our diverse industry members."
Stephen O'Dwyer, CEO - Altus Traffic
"Roads Australia provides an opportunity for BrisConnections, as the owner and operator of one of Brisbane's newest transport infrastructure projects in the rapidly growing South East Queensland region, to stay in touch with other service providers in the sector, and to maintain a voice in the national forum representing the interests of the industry."
Ray Wilson, CEO - BrisConnections
"Roads play a vital role in Australia's economy and our communities. They support all aspects of our society. As users and planners, designers and advisers on some of Australia's major road projects and systems, Aurecon values and supports Roads Australia's efforts in raising issues that are crucial to communities and industries across Australia."
Tony Barry, Chief Business Development Officer - Aurecon
"Ernst & Young has and continues to assist Government and the private sector deliver critical road projects through innovative approaches to procurement and financing. RA affords us the opportunity to engage with all key players on strategy, policy, operational and technical issues."
Bill Banks, Global Infrastructure Leader - Ernst & Young
"John Holland is pleased to work with our Industry Partners through Roads Australia to mutually enhance our reputations as we collectively develop, design and deliver the road infrastructure Australia requires."
Jeff Price, Strategic Development Director - John Holland Pty Ltd
"Community Training Initiatives is delighted to be a Patron member of Roads Australia. RA plays a vital role in keeping us in touch with the current industry trends to ensure we deliver the most relevant training in the civil construction industry, meeting and exceeding industry standards and expectations."
Ivan Brown, CEO - Community Training Initiatives
"BIS Shrapnel is delighted to be a regular contributor at Roads Australia events, sharing our thinking with other RA members about recent trends and prospects for infrastructure in Australia. RA is the peak body for road transport stakeholders. At RA events, we know we are talking with the most important people in the Australian roads industry."
Adrian Hart, Senior Economist - BIS Shrapnel
“Coffey is committed to improving infrastructure outcomes through our technical geosciences services. Being an active member of Roads Australia gives us the platform to also help solve the wider planning, policy and maintenance issues with the industry.”
John Douglas, Managing Director - Coffey International Ltd
Mark Dimmock, Managing Director, Australia-Pacific - Parsons Brinckerhoff
"Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond is committed to delivering independent planning, programming, dispute resolution and financial analysis services to road projects across the nation. TBH is proud to be a member of Roads Australia."
Phil Lee, Chairman - Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond
"The Australian Constructors Association (ACA) member companies have a combined annual revenue in excess of $AUD 50 billion and collectively employ over 100,000 people in their Australian and international operations. Roads Australia is an important forum to advance significant industry issues that affect ACA members."
Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director - Australian Constructors Association
Julian Zorzo, Business Development & Strategy Leader Transportation – MWH Australia
Membership of Roads Australia is your entree to the most powerful networking experience in the Australian road transport and infrastructure sectors. It's also an opportunity to influence policy outcomes at a very fundamental level.
"The top people come because the top people come." - RA member, constructor
Roads Australia brings together ministers, department heads and industry leaders at our Australia-wide events - ranging from exclusive single table dinners (pictured above) to major industry luncheons, policy workshops, one-day forums and our annual two-day national Summit, the premier road industry networking event on the conference calendar.
“There’s a good balance of events.... I don’t think many other organisations get it this right.” - RA member, service provider
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A cross-section of the full house in Sydney to hear Peter Duncan (below right).
The NSW road industry's 'movers and shakers' were out in force for our April industry lunch with Roads and Maritime Services Chief Executive, Peter Duncan.
Sponsored by Altus Traffic, the sell-out lunch brough together more than 200 senior industry stakeholders to hear Peter talk about the challenges and opportunities for the industry in NSW.
Peter also discussed the program of road projects in NSW, which is leading the nation in terms of forward construction on the back of mega-projects like WestConnex and NorthConnex.
Sydney members at the lunch also farewelled our longstanding Program Director, Sarah Hendy, who leaves Roads Australia to pursue new challenges after more than eight years with the organisation.
The standardisation and harmonisation of technical specifications to achieve cost savings was recently voted as the nation’s top priority by Roads Australia members and road agency representatives from State and Federal Governments.
Cast your vote and provide feedback on the 2014 technical specifications survey.Community should get behind road pricing reforms Federal and state governments have to put politics aside and show leadership in the debate on road usage charging, says Roads Australia. Governments must heed calls for infrastructure pipeline, says RA Roads Australia has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s draft report on public infrastructure, in particular its recognition of the need for a more visible pipeline of funded projects and improved procurement practices. RA and road agencies find common ground on better road outcomes Roads Australia and Australia’s road agencies have agreed to work towards greater standardisation of technical specifications and champion the case for better asset management and road maintenance outcomes.
In 2013, Australia's transport agencies have been thinking beyond their assets and continuing their transformation into customer service organisations. A better understanding of usage patterns and customer preferences has been driving this change - and with it, a very different network experience.
This 'new journey' is documented in a compelling report from RA's Network Reliability Chapter: Building the case for customers. Click on the image opposite to download the report.
Australia's national road network is a $280 billion plus 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.
Roads Australia members are the 'who's who' of the industry. Our fold embraces all the state road agencies, major constructors and engineering consultants, paving and road operating companies, service and equipment providers, freight and motoring interest groups, the union movement and related industry associations.
In 2013, Roads Australia hosted 74 key industry networking and policy events around Australia, attracting over 5,000 participants. Our two largest networking activities are the annual national Summit and our one-day forums of industry leaders held every six months to review the state of play for the nation. These events are attended by some 200 industry representatives from about 80 companies.
Roads Australia also contributes to policy development - not through lobbying but by working in collaboration with policymakers. Our unique and broad membership profile enables us to bring industry and government together 'inside our tent', enabling stakeholders to work together in a spirit of co-operation rather than confrontation.
Roads Australia is not for profit and non-political, but it does stand for the industry’s common interest in what’s good for Australia.
The Australian road network covers more than 817,000 kilometres.
Approximate 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.
Roads Australia has a unique approach to policy. We work from the inside, 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. To find out more, download our policy one-pager, Developing policy inside the tent, or contact Donna Findlay or Mandi Mees.
Roads Australia is proud to be an Official Partner of the 50th Anniversary World Road Statistics (WRS). Published by the International Road Federation, the WRS is the only comprehensive statistical picture of international road and inland transport. To celebrate 50 years of publication, the 2013 edition includes for the first time 12 years of historical data from over 200 countries. For more information, www.irf.ch/wrs