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Latest news

  • WestConnex Sale Will Deliver Transport Dividends Articled 5 days ago
    Roads Australia (RA) - the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system – says the NSW’s Government’s announcement that its remaining share of WestConnex has been acquired by the Sydney Transport Partners consortium (which includes Transurban) is a win for Sydney’s integrated transport network.
  • Industry first partnership to lead the way to achieve net-zero transport in Australia Articled 2 weeks ago
    7 Sep - An industry-first partnership between Roads Australia (RA), the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council has been announced today, with the three bodies united in their efforts to help reduce the climate change impact of new and existing transport infrastructure.
  • Transport Industry Applauds Reform Pathway Set Out in IA Plan Articled 2 weeks ago
    Roads Australia (RA) - the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system – says the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan released by Infrastructure Australia today sets out a practical reform pathway that will deliver more resilient and sustainable transport infrastructure and services for the community.

Roads TV

  • RA Fellowship Program 2022 - Apply Now

    Applications for the 2022 Roads Australia Fellowship Program are now open. This video sets out how the Program works - and how RA members can get involved.
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  • 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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  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

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

  • PERTH INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH DOUG MORGAN - AUGUST 5
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    PERTH INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH DOUG MORGAN - AUGUST 5
    RA was delighted to welcome Doug Morgan, Acting Managing Director, Main Roads Western Australia as the featured speaker at our Perth Industry Lunch. Doug focused on the WA project pipeline, road safety & Indigenous engagement.
  • RA FELLOWS LEADERSHIP WEBINAR WITH SIMON ORMSBY - AUGUST 3
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    RA FELLOWS LEADERSHIP WEBINAR WITH SIMON ORMSBY - AUGUST 3
    RA Fellows past and present who joined this Leadership Webinar with Simon Ormsby, Group Executive Interstate Network, ARTC. Simon set out how ARTC's growth has shaped his own career journey and approach to leadership.
  • ADELAIDE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH TONY BRAXTON-SMITH - JULY 16
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    ADELAIDE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH TONY BRAXTON-SMITH - JULY 16
    RA was delighted to welcome Tony Braxton-Smith, Chief Executive, Department for Infrastructure and Transport in SA, who discussed work being undertaken to improve procurement processes and SA's 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy.
  • MELBOURNE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH ALLEN GARNER - JULY 8
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    MELBOURNE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH ALLEN GARNER - JULY 8
    Allen Garner, CEO, Major Road Projects Victoria, discussed some of the benefits flowing to government and industry through MRPV’s program delivery approach during this Industry Lunch in Melbourne.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Webinar with Frankie Carroll

We're pleased to be joined by Frankie Carroll, CEO, Suburban Rail Loop Authority for an Industry Webinar. Following the recent release of the SRL Business and Investment Case, this webinar will help you to understand the benefits of the project. You’ll learn how it will help reduce road congestion, create jobs in our industry and provide an estimated $58 billion in economic, environmental and social opportunities for the wider community. Proudly sponsored by Aurecon.
Wednesday September 29 2021
13:00 till 14:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with Nicole Lockwood (Perth)

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Join us as we host Deputy Chair - Infrastructure WA Nicole Lockwood, for an informed discussion about significant infrastructure development issues in Western Australia.  Proudly sponsored by Aurecon.

Tuesday October 5 2021
12:00 till 14:30

RA Emerging Leaders Webinar - Leading a commercial negotiation and getting a deal done

Join us as we host our Emerging Leaders Webinar where we will hear from an expert panel on their experience in leading in commercial negotiations and finalising a deal. Proudly sponsored by AECOM
Tuesday October 12 2021
13:00 till 14:30

RA Webinar with Carol-Anne Nelson (Date Change)

We are please to be joined by Carol-Anne Nelson, Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary - Regional and Outer Metropolitan, via webinar to update industry on the enhancement of infrastructure and customer experience, as well as how investments made are providing better outcomes for future generations. Proudly sponsored by Arcadis.
Friday October 29 2021
13:00 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.


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 - 16 September 2021 Articled 5 days ago
    Having government and industry as part of our membership allows RA to actively facilitate policy leadership. When we speak, it is with a powerful and considered voice. Where others seek attention, Roads Australia seeks positive, practical outcomes that deliver national economic and social results.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 9 September 2020 Articled last week
    Today is R U OK? Day - a national initiative encouraging each of us to think about who in our world might need to be asked how they’re really going - and to make a moment meaningful by asking “are you OK?” 2021 is proving just as challenging as last year, with many Australians living in protracted COVID lockdowns and with travel restrictions preventing visits between families and friends.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 2 September 2021 Articled 3 weeks ago
    Roads Australia is committed to recognising those individuals who have made outstanding and lasting contributions to our industry over a significant period of time. Nominations for the 2021 Ray Fisher Award for Technical Excellence are now open. We're pleased to share this video message from former RA President and RA Life Member Ray Fisher (for whom the Award is named). Ray explains the significance of the Award and encourages you to think about present or former colleagues you may wish to nominate.