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Latest news

  • Skills List Must Be Reformed To Allow Project Delivery Articled 2 weeks ago
    27 May 2021 - The lack of immediate access to skilled workers from overseas will have a significant impact on the ability to deliver major transport infrastructure projects, according to two of the nation’s leading transport industry associations. Roads Australia (RA) and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) say the issues raised in their joint submission to Federal Parliament’s inquiry into skilled migration in March will be amplified by the major infrastructure spend in this month’s Federal Budget unless remedial action is taken.
  • Victoria Puts Road Funding On Sustainable Path Articled 2 weeks ago
    26 May 2021 - Roads Australia (RA), the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, says the Victorian Parliament’s passage of the Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021 will help make sure the state can pay for future road infrastructure, while still encouraging uptake of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs).
  • Budget Investment in Transport Infrastructure Will Maximise Social and Economic Benefits Articled last month
    11 May 2021 - Roads Australia (RA) has applauded the significant investments made in key transport infrastructure projects across the nation in tonight’s Federal Budget and is urging the Government to ensure funding allocations flow quickly to maximise both social and economic benefits.

Roads TV

  • Roads Australia in 2021

    RA CEO Michael Kilgariff sets out how RA will be working collaboratively with our members, governments and the wider industry to support the delivery, maintenance and operation of integrated transport infrastructure in 2021.
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  • National Road Safety Week 2020 - Take the Pledge

    As a Principal Partner of National Road Safety Week 2020, Roads Australia encourages you to Take the Pledge and always drive so that others survive.
    609 Views
  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

    RA members share their tips and experiences on working through the COVID epidemic.
    1521 Views

The Hub - RA Podcast

Encouraging Flexible Work

Jun 3, 2021 - Attracting and retaining the best pool of talent relies on our industry supporting its workforce and empowering people to be the best they can be in all facets of their life. Encouraging flexible work practices is an essential element of this - and directions around flexibility come from the top down. Seeing senior executives within an organisation ‘practice what they preach’ around flexible working is an important aspect of driving cultural change and providing assurance to teams that it’s ‘OK’ to avail themselves of these options.

To explore these issues and set out how senior industry leaders can support flexible work practices, RA's Marlie Curtis sat down with Kelly Maslin, Vice President and Executive Director Operations – People and place Solutions, Delivery – New Zealand and South East Australia, JacobsCathal O’Rourke, Managing Director, Laing O’Rourke and John Galvin, Executive Vice President – APAC, Clough

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Recent news and events

  • SINGLE-TABLE LUNCH, SYDNEY - AUGUST 23
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    SINGLE-TABLE LUNCH, SYDNEY - AUGUST 23
    We were pleased to host the CEO of NSW Ports, Marika Calfas, for a discussion on freight strategy and the infrastructure that supports it. Pictured is Marika with Advisian's Patrick McCallum and RA's Michael Kilgariff.
  • MELBOURNE FORUM - AUGUST 20
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    MELBOURNE FORUM - AUGUST 20
    Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan was our guest speaker over lunch at this year's Melbourne Forum, attended by over 280 industry leaders.
  • 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.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA CEO Workshop (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Our CEO Workshop is traditionally one of the highlight events on our calendar - an opportunity for government and industry leaders in the transport infrastructure sector to discuss and agree on a national agenda for the coming year.  

Wednesday June 16 2021
16:00 till 18:00

RA Pre Conference Board Dinner with Rob Sharp (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Our Sydney Board Dinner is traditionally one of the highlight events on our calendar - an exclusive, high-level networking event that brings together the top echelon of industry leaders from the public and private sectors.

Wednesday June 16 2021
18:30 till 21:30

2021 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

Registration is open for this year's premier industry-run networking and knowledge-sharing event, the RA Transport Summit. Proudly sponsored by Cardno, Altus Traffic, SMEC Australia, Kapsch, BMD, McConnell Dowell, BG&E and Arup.

Thursday June 17 2021
08:30 till 15:00

2021 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 June 17 2021
18:30 till 22:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Paul Fletcher (Sydney)

We're pleased to be joined by the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, for our post Summit Industry Luncheon. 
Friday June 18 2021
13:00 till 15:00

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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.


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?

  • The roads industry contributes over $200 billion of economic value in Australia each year.

  • The Australian road network covers more than 877,000 kilometres, of which 73 per cent is controlled by local government.

  • There are more than 37,000 road bridges across Australia.

  • More than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.

  • Well over half a million Australians rely on roads for their full-time employment.

  • 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 - 10 June 2021 Articled 3 days ago
    There is just one week remaining before the 2021 RA Transport Summit commences in Sydney. The breadth of the program for this year's Summit reflects the wide variety of contemporary issues now facing those who build, maintain and operate Australia's integrated transport system.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 3 June 2021 Articled last week
    As you will be aware, Victoria is currently in the midst of a COVID-19 lockdown, which will continue in Greater Melbourne for at least another week. This means the RA Office is currently closed, and all members of the RA team have again transitioned to working from home arrangements. However, this will not impact the normal work flow and you should feel free to contact myself and other members of the RA team as you ordinarily would.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 27 May 2021 Articled 2 weeks ago
    I have been in Albury-Wodonga over the past two days, where I was pleased to speak as part of a panel session at the Inland Rail Conference. The session explored the critical role that intermodal terminals will play in integrating Inland Rail with other transport modes, enhancing the interconnectivity of the system and delivering improvements to safety, efficiency and sustainability for all transport modes.