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Chapter Objectives

  • Maintain active national dialogue on sustainability
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Define and monitor industry progress 
  • Increase resilience of road infrastructure to changing climate

About Sustainability

The Sustainability Chapter provides a forum for government and industry to discuss how to achieve value for money, improve sustainable procurement outcomes, monitor various sustainability rating tools, innovation, climate change and adaptation.

In 2014, a series of Value for Money Workshops have been implemented across the nation. The Chapter's aim was to collect best practice case studies to report back to government and industry as part of Roads Australia's end of year report. Member contributions on value for money are still welcome. Contact Mandi Mees.


Chapter Leadership Team

Marko Misko
Partner - Clayton Utz

Deputy Chair

Jay Stricker
Industry Director - Transportation, AECOM


Adelaide (18 November 2014) 

RA's Sustainability Policy Chapter reviewed the latest geopolymer research, specifications, interstate experiences and innovation with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and representatives from 38 organisations. 

Click here to download minutes/summary report.

Click here to download forum presentations.

Click here to view image gallery.

Creating PUBLIC value for money

Value for money is more than creating efficiencies with time and money. It’s about delivering tangible public value through a transport solution. 


It’s about ensuring legitimacy and support for a transport infrastructure asset from early development throughout delivery, and for its operational life. 


In 2014, Roads Australia ran a series of national workshops to investigate value for money. 


The discussion in Sydney is highlighted in the outcomes and analysis report. The report finds defining value for money challenging, as each project has individual characteristics. 


Developing essential criteria to meet value for money objectives, creating diagnostic tools to demonstrate delivery of the public value promise and collaborating to satisfy ecosystems, local communities and a broad range of experienced stakeholders are keys to success.


Monitoring and measuring each identified criteria for value for money is an ongoing and detailed process. Understanding how learnings from one project can be transferred to future project is an important legacy that can enhance value for money.


Standardising how to capture value for money proponents of a project across the life of an asset may help government and industry find efficiencies and a common understanding on how value for money can be delivered.