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  • State Budgets Elevate Need For Consistent Road User Charging Model for ZEVs Articled 2 days ago
    22 June 2021 - Roads Australia (RA) has welcomed the focus on incentives to enhance uptake of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) in the NSW State Budget today, and has renewed its call for ministers across all jurisdictions to work collaboratively to establish a consistent national approach to road user charges for ZEVs.
  • Updated Strategic Plan Continues Roads Australia's Evolution Articled last week
    17 June 2021 - Roads Australia (RA) has released the latest iteration of its three-year rolling Strategic Plan, setting out how the organisation will bring industry, government and communities together to lead the evolution of Australia’s roads, integrated transport and mobility networks.
  • Skills List Must Be Reformed To Allow Project Delivery Articled last month
    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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Staying Connected, Staying Healthy

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

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 Forum with Minister Saffioti, August 7
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    Perth Forum with Minister Saffioti, August 7
    Two of the speakers at our 2018 Perth Forum, Natalie Lockwood from Austroads and Peter Todd from WSP.
  • Industry lunch with Graham Millett, July 27
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    Industry lunch with Graham Millett, July 27
    Guests enjoy the networking at our Sydney industry lunch. Thanks to Advisian, our Patron Sponsor, for supporting this event.
  • Industry lunch with Graham Millett, July 27
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    Industry lunch with Graham Millett, July 27
    WSA Co CEO, Graham Millett, was guest speaker at our July industry lunch in Sydney, outlining the scope and timetable for Sydney's second airport.
  • Sydney Diversity Forum, July 6
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    Sydney Diversity Forum, July 6
    Our participants broke into groups to workshop ideas specific to some of our industry's current major projects. Feedback from our Forum is included in an Outcomes document that will be available shortly.

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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 - 24 June 2021 Articled 1 hour ago
    Last Thursday Roads Australia recognised the outstanding contributions that two individuals have made to our industry over many years during the John Shaw Dinner in Sydney. The John Shaw Medal honours an industry champion who has made a lasting contribution to Australia's roads.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 17 June 2021 Articled 4 days ago
    The 2021 RA Transport Summit is currently underway in Sydney. During the Summit's opening session this morning, RA President Michael Bushby launched the Roads Australia Strategic Plan 2021-2023. This latest iteration of our three-year rolling strategic plan sets out a clear path that will enable RA to continue living its four strategic values -  to be the Leader, the Collaborator, the Facilitator and the Champion.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 10 June 2021 Articled 2 weeks 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.