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  • Young Professionals Gala Dinner, Nov 7
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    Young Professionals Gala Dinner, Nov 7
    A fantastic evening in Sydney with the industry's young flyers. Thanks to our sponsor Arup and guest speaker, Clare Gardiner-Barnes from Transport for NSW.
  • RA Young Professionals PPP Award winner
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    RA Young Professionals PPP Award winner
    Teresa Tran from WSP was our 2018 Young Professionals PPP Award winner, pictured here with RMS CEO, Ken Kanofski, and Ross Campbell from Arup.
  • RA MELBOURNE FORUM, OCT 12
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    RA MELBOURNE FORUM, OCT 12
    From left: Madeleine McManus OAM, Monash Uni; Jill Boag, JHG; Dr Collette Burke, OPV; Sarah Crawley, Jacobs; and Lauren Streifer, RA.
  • RA MELBOURNE FORUM, OCT 12
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    RA MELBOURNE FORUM, OCT 12
    RA incoming CEO, Michael Kilgariff, with Lord Mayor Sally Capp and RA President, David Stuart-Watt

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Shannon Fentiman (Brisbane)

BY INVITATION

Queensland Minister for Employment, Training and Skills Development, Shannon Fentiman, will kick off our Diversity series for 2019 in Brisbane with a discussion focused on capacity initiatives. Part of the Diversity Series and proudly sponsored by SMEC.

Wednesday January 30 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Michael Malouf (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Michael Malouf, Chief Executive of VicRoads joins us for this exclusive single-table lunch to discuss the strategic direction of VicRoads and priority projects for 2019. Proudly sponsored by Arcadis.   

 

Wednesday February 6 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Board Dinner (Perth)

BY INVITATION

WA's Richard Sellers, Director General - Transport, joins us at the first Roads Australia Board Dinner of 2019, a high-level networking opportunity for the top echelon of our Perth industry leaders. Proudly sponsored by Coffey. 

Thursday February 7 2019
18:30 till 22:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Ken Kanofski (Sydney)

RMS Chief Executive, Ken Kanofski, joins us for the first industry lunch of 2019.
Wednesday February 20 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Tony Braxton-Smith (Adelaide)

Tony Braxton-Smith, Chief Executive of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure joins us to outline his priority areas of focus for the year ahead. Proudly sponsored by Fulton Hogan.
Friday February 22 2019
12:00 till 14:30

RA Cities for the Future - Learning from our neighbours (Sydney)

Join us for this special policy briefing as we unpack the findings on transport planning from our recent International Study Visit to Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore. 

Thursday February 28 2019
10:00 till 14:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

We're delighted to welcome back Transport and Main Roads Director-General, Neil Scales, for our first Queensland industry lunch of the year.
Friday March 15 2019
12:00 till 14:30

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.

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.

 

Thursday May 30 2019
18:30 till 22:30

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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.


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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 - Jan 11, 2019 Articled last week
    Australia’s national road toll fell for the second straight year in 2018, with NSW turning the corner on a three-year climb and Victoria recording its lowest number of deaths since records began.
  • Roads Australia Insider - Dec 14, 2018 Articled last month
    Essential infrastructure and services such as public transport, roads, hospitals and schools are failing to keep pace with the delivery of new housing in growth areas of our largest cities, a new report from Infrastructure Australia warns.
  • Roads Australia Insider - Nov 30, 2018 Articled last month
    Roads Australia has welcomed the Victorian ministry unveiled yesterday by Premier Daniel Andrews.