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Latest news

  • Brisbane's infrastructure priorities go under the microscope Articled 7 hours ago
    July 14, 2015 - Brisbane Infrastructure Divisional Manager, Scott Stewart, gave industry leaders an invaluable insight into the project pipeline and the planning processes within Brisbane City Council at an exclusive RA lunch today.
  • SA’s driverless vehicle trials represent a major leap into the future of transport Articled last week
    July 22, 2015 - Roads Australia has welcomed South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill's announcement that his State will run the southern hemisphere's first on-road driverless car trials in November.
  • Industry farewells a true champion Articled last week
    June 30, 2015 - There were plenty of laughs and more than a few good memories shared when some 200 industry leaders turned out in Melbourne today to farewell the retiring CEO of Linking Melbourne Authority, Ken Mathers.

Perth Forum looks at a future of smarter cities, smarter transport


Above: Steve Troughton addresses guests at our Perth Forum 

Roads Australia’s inaugural Perth Forum brought together over 100 of the State’s infrastructure leaders in July to consider the challenges and opportunities of creating smarter transport solutions for our cities.

ITS, connected vehicles, smarter roads and how we pay for them were all on the table for discussion, with expert speakers from here and overseas providing perspectives and driving the discussion.

Our lunch speaker was Main Roads WA Managing Director, Stephen Troughton, who discussed the four focal points of MRWA’s current strategic direction - customers, movement, sustainability and safety.

Thanks to our sponsor of this very successful event, Jacobs.

Below: Guests enjoy the bonhomie of the RA table.

Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Luncheon with Minister Gay (Syd)

FILLING UP - Hurry and Book Now

NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister, Duncan Gay, returns to the RA podium for this not-to-be-missed industry lunch.

Proudly sponsored by Evolution and McConnell Dowell

Register Now Monday August 10 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Luncheon with Minister Donnellan (Melbourne)

FILLING UP - Hurry and Book Now

Please join us as we welcome the Hon. Luke Donnellan MP – Minister for Roads, Road Safety and Ports as the guest speaker at a Roads Australia industry lunch in Melbourne on Wednesday 12th August.

In his first appearance at a Roads Australia event, the Minister will outline the State Government’s priorities for road infrastructure planning and delivery in Victoria.

Proudly sponsored by Advisian

Register Now Wednesday August 12 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Sandra Dodds (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Transfield Services' head of infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand, Sandra Dodds, is our special guest at this exclusive gathering of industry leaders in Sydney.

Proudly sponsored by Altus Traffic

Register Now Monday August 24 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Luncheon with Paul Gelston (Adelaide)

NEW EVENT - BOOK NOW

Join Paul Gelston, Chief Operating Officer, Safety & Service Division of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, as he opens up on SA's road infrastructure planning and delivery with industry leaders.

Proudly sponsored by Evolution

Register Now Tuesday September 1 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Luncheon with Minister Bailey (Brisbane)

NEW EVENT - BOOK NOW

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Mark Bailey, joins us for the first time to address the industry's key players at this major Brisbane lunch event.

Proudly sponsored by Coffey

Register Now Tuesday September 8 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Craig Norton (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Sydney Airports' GM - Parking and Ground Transport, Craig Norton, will be our special guest at this exclusive gathering of industry leaders in Sydney.

Proudly sponsored by Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond

Register Now Wednesday September 16 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Forum (Melbourne)

NEW EVENT - BOOK NOW

Join the State’s road and infrastructure leaders at this outstanding industry networking and information sharing event. 

Proudly Sponsored by Cardno, Coffey and Jacobs

Register Now Tuesday September 29 2015
08:30 till 15:30

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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.