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About Policy

Every year, Roads Australia sets a national set of policy objectives, with the CEOs of Australia's road agencies. 

We pursue these objectives by facilitating and hosting events, workshops and meetings across five policy chapters:

  • Capacity
  • Sustainability
  • Network Reliability
  • Local Government; and 
  • Transport Reform Network - a coalition of major industry groups committed to reform on funding, maintenance and infrastructure.


Acting Policy Director

Mandi Mees

0448 814 442

National Policy Prioities

RA and Australia's road agencies have outlined their shared commitment to pursuing common policy objectives in 2014.

The 2014 national policy priorities are:

  1. Standardisation and harmonisation of technical specifications and procurement
  2. Maintenance / asset management
  3. Reducing the cost of infrastructure / value for money / general cost efficiencies; and
  4. Pipeline of projects/program and investment and funding.

RA Technical Specifications and Procurement Roadshow

Click here to review the 2014 Technical Specifications and Procurement Roadshow minutes, outcomes and presentations. 

The Roads Australia Technical Specifications and Procurement Report is now available. The report is a summary of the outcomes and recommendations for members to take forward in 2015. RA welcomes your collaboration to progress the ideas forward.

Safety Barrier Assessment Reforms

Roads Australia’s process of bringing industry and agencies together to review technical specifications has achieved its first ‘win’, with Austroads implementing reforms to the assessment of safety barriers.

Since the first of four industry-agency policy sessions held in April, the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel has implemented process reforms to reduce the time taken to issue a determination on the status of safety barrier products.

Come inside the tent


Roads Australia provides free, regular opportunities for our public and private sector members to come together in our policy chapters to drive practical policy outcomes

Every RA member can play a role working with government and industry partners ‘inside the tent’ to build policy solutions. 

Contribute to policy as it develops, meet and interact with policy and decision makers, table a new idea or case study, network actively with a diverse set of government and industry participants, reconnect with industry peers, facilitate policy discussion and take the lead in problem solving and solution development.

To get involved, contact Mandi Mees.