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  • INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH ALLEN GARNER, MELB, MAR 21
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    INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH ALLEN GARNER, MELB, MAR 21
    A bumper attendance of 400 senior industry players at our lunch with Major Road Projects Victoria CEO, Allen Garner. Our thanks to sponsor McConnell Dowell. Pictured is RA Vice-President, Marko Misko; McConnell Dowell MD, Jim Frith; Allen Garner; and RA's Natalie Collard and Michael Kilgariff.
  • CITIES OF THE FUTURE REPORT LAUNCH, SYDNEY FEB 28
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    CITIES OF THE FUTURE REPORT LAUNCH, SYDNEY FEB 28
    Pictured from left - TfNSW's Dr Natalie Pelham, SMEC's Dan Reeve, RA's David Stuart-Watt, ARRB Group's Peter Duncan, and Arup's Claire Quinlan.
  • ADELAIDE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH TONY BRAXTON-SMITH, FEB 22
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    ADELAIDE INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH TONY BRAXTON-SMITH, FEB 22
    A terrific turnout in Adelaide for our first industry lunch of the year with DPTI CEO, Tony Braxton-Smith.
  • SYDNEY INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH KEN KANOFSKI, FEB 20
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    SYDNEY INDUSTRY LUNCH WITH KEN KANOFSKI, FEB 20
    RMS Chief Executive Ken Kanofski, presents the CPEE Student Excellence Award to Sean Dorahy, with RA President, David Stuart-Watt.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Paul McCormick (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Transport for NSW Program Director - Development Paul McCormick joins us for an update on two of the biggest road projects on the horizon in NSW. Part of the 2020 Advisian Series.

Tuesday February 25 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Mark Havryluk (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Regional Rail Revival Director Mark Havryluk is back to update us on what's next for Victoria's $1.75bn regional rail upgrade program. Part of the 2020 Arcadis Series.

Wednesday February 26 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Allen Garner (Melbourne)

We're pleased to be joined by Major Road Projects Victoria CEO Allen Garner for our first Victorian industry lunch of 2020. Part of the 2020 Arcadis Series.
Friday February 28 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon - 2020 Transport Oration with Scott Charlton (Sydney)

Transurban CEO Scott Charlton joins us to present the inaugural RA Transport Oration, a far-ranging view of Australia's transport future. Part of the 2020 Arup Series.

Wednesday March 4 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Procurement Reform Strategy Workshop (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

Industry and agency leaders, including Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) Director General Corey Hannett, joins us to flesh out recommendations and a strategy for procurement reform.

 

Thursday March 5 2020
09:30 till 13:15

RA Industry Luncheon with Neil Scales (Brisbane)

Transport and Main Roads Director-General Neil Scales joins us for our first Brisbane industry lunch of 2020. Part of the 2020 Aurecon Series.

Friday March 6 2020
12:00 till 14:30

RA Young Professionals Event (Brisbane)

Join us for our first Brisbane Young Professionals event of 2020, with a focus on innovation and technology in transport and construction. Part of the 2020 Arup Series. 

Wednesday March 11 2020
17:00 till 19:00

RA Fellows Multi State Leadership Roundtable with Guy Templeton (Hosted in Sydney)

BY INVITATION

The RA Fellows are delighted to host Guy Templeton, President and CEO Australia and New Zealand, WSP as he shares lessons from his extensive experience in senior leadership roles and how to set up projects for success. Proudly sponsored by John Holland.

Thursday March 12 2020
12:30 till 14:00

RA Young Professionals Breakfast (Melbourne)

Join us for our first Young Professionals Breakfast for 2020, with a focus on the West Gate Tunnel Project. Part of the 2020 Arup Series.

Wednesday March 18 2020
08:00 till 10:00

RA Industry Luncheon with Tony Braxton-Smith (Adelaide)

We're delighted to welcome back DPTI Chief Executive Tony Braxton-Smith for our first Adelaide industry lunch of the year. Part of the 2020 Arup Series.

Friday March 20 2020
12:00 till 14:30

2020 RA Transport Summit (Sydney)

Early-bird registration is open until 5 April 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.

Thursday May 14 2020
08:30 till 15:00

2020 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. Proudly sponsored by WSP.

Thursday May 14 2020
18:30 till 22:30

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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 - 14 February 2020 Articled 6 days ago
    RA says legal action launched this week to challenge the North East Link Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process is unwarranted and obstructionist.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 31 January 2020 Articled 2 weeks ago
    The South Australian Government says it will investigate several road connectivity options after announcing this week it would not proceed with the controversial GlobeLink freight project.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 17 January 2020 Articled last month
    ACCIONA has entered into an agreement with Lendlease to acquire the ongoing business of its Engineering arm.