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  • MELB LUNCH WITH LORD MAJOR SALLY CAPP, JULY 5
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    MELB LUNCH WITH LORD MAJOR SALLY CAPP, JULY 5
    Sponsored by WSP, our July single-table lunch in Melbourne was joined by Lord Mayor Sally Capp, pictured (centre) with Sofia Henriksson and Tim Gosbell from WSP; Dennis Cliche from Samsung C&T, and Aneetha de Silva and Michael Kilgariff from RA.
  • MELBOURNE METRO SITE VISIT, JUNE
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    MELBOURNE METRO SITE VISIT, JUNE
    Members of the RA team were given a wonderful opportunity to visit the West Gate Tunnel Project site office at Yarraville in June. Our thanks to CPB Contractors, John Holland and Transurban for hosting us. Pictured (L to R) are Jill Boag from CPB Contractors; Teresa Tran from WSP (joining us in the RA office for a week as our 2018 Young Professionals 'PPP' Award winner); RA's Thao Nguyen, Sophie Chalmers and Alex Stott; and West Gate Tunnel Project Director, William Smith.
  • SYDNEY BOARD DINNER, JUNE 26
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    SYDNEY BOARD DINNER, JUNE 26
    Sponsored by Advisian, our June Board Dinner in Sydney was jointly addressed by Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency CEO, Leilani Frew, and Infrastructure Australia CEO, Romilly Madew. Pictured (from left) are Committee for Sydney CEO, Gabriel Metcalf; Leilani; Romilly; and our CEO, Michael Kilgariff.
  • Comms Network Drinks, Melb, June 20
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    Comms Network Drinks, Melb, June 20
    RA hosted its first Melbourne gathering of members' comms staff. Pictured (L to R) RA's Hannah Sauvarin; our guest speakers from the MTIA, Matt Phelan and Jo Weeks; and our sponsor, Chris Whitefield from Plenary Group.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA International Study Visit - Future Transport: Smart Cities (USA/Canada)

Monday July 22 2019
10:00 till 14:00

RA Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Workshop (Brisbane)

RA’s Capacity Stream is hosting this workshop to show how to make the most of the new TSS visa system, and to look at what we can do collectively to ensure the skills we need are included on the skilled occupations list. Proudly supported by Cardno.

Tuesday July 23 2019
09:30 till 13:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Evan Tattersall (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

It's our great pleasure to host Rail Projects Victoria CEO, Evan Tattersall, for an update on the major projects under his watch. Part of the 2019 Arcadis Series.

Wednesday July 24 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Graeme Newton (Brisbane)

BY INVITATION

Cross River Rail CEO Graeme Newton is back at the RA table for an update on the delivery timetable for the State's biggest transport infrastructure project. Part of the 2019 Advisian Series

Wednesday July 31 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Brendan Bourke (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Port of Melbourne CEO, Brendan Bourke, joins us for this exclusive single-table lunch. Part of the 2019 Coffey Series.

Tuesday August 13 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Andrew Kirkman (Darwin)

We're pleased to welcome back DIPL Chief Executive, Andrew Kirkman, for our mid-year Darwin industry lunch. The lunch will be a preceded by a one-hour policy workshop - more details to come.

Thursday August 15 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Forum (Melbourne)

With Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan, joining us as guest lunch speaker, this year's half-day Melbourne Forum is a not-to-be-missed event. Proudly sponsored by SMEC Australia, Aurecon and Advisian.
Tuesday August 20 2019
09:00 till 14:30

Young Professionals Group Mentoring (Sydney)

Roads Australia is proud to host its first Young Professionals Group Mentoring Session in Sydney, hosted by RA Fellows. Part of the 2019 Arup Series.

Thursday August 22 2019
17:00 till 19:00

PIARC - World Road Congress (Abu Dhabi)

You're invited to join the official Australian delegation to the 26th World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi, the premier event for road practitioners on the international calendar.
Sunday October 6 2019
10:00 till 14:00

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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.


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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.

Latest Insider....

  • Roads Australia Insider - July 12, 2019 Articled 5 days ago
    The South Australia Government last week released tenders to contract for the operation of Adelaide Metro tram and train services.
  • Roads Australia Insider - June 26, 2019 Articled 3 weeks ago
    Last week’s NSW Budget has allocated $55.6 billion across the next four years - the equivalent of about $1.2 billion a month - to invest in the State’s transport infrastructure.
  • Roads Australia Insider - June 7, 2019 Articled last month
    A critical shortage of skills remains the number one concern of construction industry leaders charged with delivering Australia’s record transport infrastructure spend over the next decade, according to a new survey by Roads Australia.