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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.


National Policy Director

Mandi Mees

0448 814 442

National Policy Priorities

RA and Australia's road agencies have outlined their shared commitment to pursuing common policy objectives in 2016.

The 2016 national policy priorities are:

  1. Sustainability / Liveability - includes greater collaboration in planning
  2. Public perception of the value of infrastructure
  3. Disruptive mechanisms

  4. Traffic management at road worksites / road safety systems
  5. Land transport market reform; and
  6. Road asset management / maintenance

RA Technical Specifications and Procurement Roadshow

Click here to review summaries of recent Roads Australia consultations with government and industry on technical specifications and procurement practices. 

The Roads Australia Technical Specifications and Procurement Report is now available. The report is a summary of the outcomes and recommendations that RA members are taking forward into 2016. Standardisation is a key theme. RA welcomes your collaboration where relevant to your organisation.

Safety Barrier Assessment Reforms

Since the first of four industry-agency policy sessions held by Roads Australia last 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. 

In 2016, key government and industry stakeholders are progressing the idea of creating a national road safety barrier accreditation system.

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.