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Mobility as a Service: where to next?

June 11, 2020 - Mobility as a Service - or MaaS - is an idea that's as much 'in motion' as it is 'about motion'. With the COVID experience under our belts, how is MaaS likely to evolve to suit 'the new normal'?

Workplace diversity and flexibility: what can we take forward from the COVID experience?

May 28, 2020 - If there's anything positive to come out of this COVID experience, it may be that work-from-home becomes part of 'the new normal' - and as a consequence, opens up more opportunities for women to build their careers and presence within our sector.

Building resilience into our infrastructure

May 18 2020 - The bushfire crisis of December - January has raised questions about the resilience of Australia's infrastructure, and more broadly the role of sustainability in project planning and assessment.

Transport network pricing: new thinking on an old problem

May 1 2020 - How, what and when we charge users of roads and transport is a particularly sensitive topic for politicians and the broader community.  In this episode, we're joined by Jonathan Spear and Moses Lee from Infrastructure Victoria to talk about new research that points to some potential ways forward.

What does COVID-19 mean for Australia's infrastructure pipeline?

April 14 2020 - Roads Australia's Michael Kilgariff and Mark Bowmer are joined by BIS Oxford Economics Associate Director Adrian Hart to look at what impacts the current COVID crisis will have on infrastructure delivery in Australia.

Recent news and events

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    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.
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    Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan was our guest speaker over lunch at this year's Melbourne Forum, attended by over 280 industry leaders.
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    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.
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    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 Webinar - Regional Road Transfer and Road Classification Review

In this webinar we will be joined by a panel of experts for a briefing and dicussion on the NSW Regional Road Transfer and Road Classification Review.
Thursday July 16 2020
14:00 till 15:30

RA Webinar by Invitation with Ed Walker


ARTC General Manager Projects Victoria, Ed Walker, joins us for this 'by-invitation' webinar to discuss the progress of both the Inland Rail and North East Rail Line Upgrade projects.

Thursday July 23 2020
13:00 till 14:00

RA Webinar with Michael McCormack

It's our great pleasure to host Deputy PM and Minister for Infrastructure,Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, for an update on the Federal response to COVID and what it means for infrastructure spending and delivery.

Thursday July 30 2020
13:00 till 14:00

2020 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

Early-bird registration is open until 31 August for this year's premier industry-run networking and knowledge-sharing event, the 2020 RA Transport Summit. Proudly sponsored by Cardno, Altus Traffic, SMEC Australia, McConnell Dowell and BG&E.

This event has moved to this new date due to COVID-19

Wednesday October 28 2020
08:30 till 15:00

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.

This event has moved to this new date due to COVID-19

Wednesday October 28 2020
18:30 till 22:30

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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 - 26 June 2020 Articled last week
    Roads Australia has welcomed last week’s Federal funding package for ‘shovel-ready’ and priority road safety projects, followed this week by more detailed announcements on how the money will be spent.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 12 June 2020 Articled 3 weeks ago
    Brisbane Move, a consortium of Acciona and Arup, has been chosen as the preferred tenderer to design and deliver the $944 million Brisbane Metro project, with construction expected to get underway next year.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 29 May 2020 Articled last month
    COVID-19 has forced 70 per cent of Australian businesses to change how they operate, according to results from the fourth Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey on Business Impacts of COVID-19.