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Latest news

  • Budget delivers a boost for roads and transport, but the task is still ahead of us Articled 2 weeks ago
    April 3, 2019 - The 10-year, $100 billion infrastructure spend promised in last night’s Commonwealth Budget is good news for our major cities and regions. But the pace and size of infrastructure investment needs to grow even more if Australia is to be ‘future ready’ for the challenges of population growth.
  • EV target welcomed, now for road finding reform Articled 2 weeks ago
    April 1, 2019 - The Federal Opposition’s national electric vehicle target of 50 per cent of all new car sales by 2030 is ambitious but achievable - but it must happen in tandem with ‘root and branch’ reform of road funding.
  • National leadership on road safety applauded Articled 3 weeks ago
    Mar 29, 2019 - The establishment of a national Office of Road Safety is a hugely welcome and positive step towards addressing Australia’s road toll.

 

Recent news and events

  • Melbourne ST with Michael Malouf, Feb 6
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    Melbourne ST with Michael Malouf, Feb 6
    Delighted to host VicRoads CEO, Michael Malouf, for the first time as guest speaker. (L to R) RA's Natalie Collard, Arcadis' Andrew Bethune, Michael Malouf, and RA's Michael Kilgariff.
  • Brisbane ST lunch with Minister Fentiman, Jan 30
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    Brisbane ST lunch with Minister Fentiman, Jan 30
    The topic of discussion at our first single-table event of the year was how to increase workforce participation from indigenous communities and those of lower socio-economic backgrounds, as well as promote greater gender diversity.
    (L to R) SMEC Australia's Jeffrey Davis; Qld Employment,Training and Skills Development Minister, Shannon Fentiman, and RA's Anna Jabour and Michael Kilgariff.
  • Melbourne Annual Lunch with Premier Daniel Andrews, Dec 13
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    Melbourne Annual Lunch with Premier Daniel Andrews, Dec 13
    (From left) Our CEO Michael Kilgariff with RA Vice-President, Marko Misko; Premier Andrews; and Laing O'Rourke's GM - Human Capital, Helen Fraser.
  • Melbourne Annual Lunch with Premier Daniel Andrews, Dec 13
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    Melbourne Annual Lunch with Premier Daniel Andrews, Dec 13
    Fresh from his electoral triumph, Premier Daniel Andrews addressed nearly 600 industry stakeholders at the Melbourne Town Hall.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Tony Shepherd (Adelaide)

BY INVITATION

Inaugural Chair of Infrastructure SA and a leading light of Australian business and infrastructure delivery, Tony Shepherd, is our special guest at this member-exclusive single-table. Part of the 2019 SMEC Australia Series.

Tuesday April 23 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Jennifer Aument (Brisbane)

BY INVITATION

We're delighted to welcome Transurban's North American President, Jennifer Aument, who'll be sharing insights on the toll road industry and road funding reform in the United States. Proudly sponsored by SICE.

Thursday May 2 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Spotlight on Safety (Melbourne)

Our Spotlight on Safety will share stories from the 'front line' on good practice and successful outcomes across the safety spectrum, including road worker and user safety, mental health, and safer roads and vehicles.
Friday May 3 2019
09:30 till 16:30

Young Professionals Group Mentoring (Brisbane)

Roads Australia is proud to host it's first Young Professionals Group Mentoring Session - hosted by RA Fellows. Part of the 2019 Arup series. 

Thursday May 9 2019
17:00 till 19:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Richard Wankmuller (Brisbane)

We're pleased to welcome back the head of the Inland Rail project, Richard Wankmuller, for an update on progress and the procurement timetable. Proudly sponsored by wsp.

Friday May 10 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Dinner with Daniel Andrews (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews joins us for this member-exclusive roundtable dinner. 

Tuesday May 14 2019
18:30 till 21:00

RA Young Professionals Event (Brisbane)

Join us for our first Young Professionals event in Brisbane for 2019, gaining insight in to the rewards, and challenges, faced by senior leaders in construction and transport. Part of the 2019 Arup Series.

Thursday May 16 2019
17:30 till 20:00

RA Board Dinner with Rodd Staples (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Secretary of Transport for NSW, Rodd Staples, joins us for our pre-Summit Board Dinner. Proudly sponsored by BMD.

Wednesday May 29 2019
18:30 till 21:30

2019 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

In 2019, our annual Transport Summit will be focussed on the significant policy issues our country is grappling with, including procurement and risk processes, project financing, future transport, diversity in construction and road safety. Brought to you by Gold Sponsors ACRS, Altus Traffic, Salini Impregilo and SMEC Australia.

Thursday May 30 2019
08:30 till 15:00

2019 RA John Shaw Award Dinner ONLY (Sydney)

RA member-only registration is now open for our annual flagship event. Once again, the best tables will be allocated on a 'first in, best dressed' basis, so book now. Proudly sponsored by WSP.

Thursday May 30 2019
18:30 till 22:30

RA Industry Luncheon with The Hon Tim Pallas (Melbourne)

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas is back for our annual State Budget lunch. Part of the 2019 SMEC Series.

Friday June 7 2019
12:00 till 14:30

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

Monday July 22 2019
10:00 till 14:00

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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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.

Latest Insider....

  • Roads Australia Insider - April 18, 2019 Articled 2 days ago
    Infrastructure Victoria has called for better integration of land use and transport infrastructure and more targeted regional infrastructure initiatives to help the State reap the benefits of its unprecedented population growth.
  • Roads Australia Insider - April 5, 2019 Articled 2 weeks ago
    The NSW transport cluster is to go through a major overhaul in the wake of the NSW election result, with a new focus on ‘customer and place’ rather than mode.
  • Roads Australia Insider - March 26, 2019 Articled 3 weeks ago
    As the dust settles on the weekend’s NSW election result, attention now turns to the next round of transport infrastructure projects promised by the Berejiklian Government.