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  • State Budgets Elevate Need For Consistent Road User Charging Model for ZEVs Articled 2 hours 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 5 days ago
    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 3 weeks ago
    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.

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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

  • INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH TREASURER TIM PALLAS - JUNE 4
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    INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH TREASURER TIM PALLAS - JUNE 4
    RA's Industry Webinar with the Treasurer of Victoria Tim Pallas was a timely opportunity to hear directly about key initiatives contained in the recent State Budget, as well as his perspective on continuing challenges associated with COVID-19.
  • INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH SIMON HICKEY - JUNE 1
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    INDUSTRY WEBINAR WITH SIMON HICKEY - JUNE 1
    Roads Australia works to achieve a robust integrated transport system for people and freight across all modes. This webinar's focus was on air transport as we welcomed Simon Hickey, Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Airport.
  • SINGE TABLE LUNCH WITH WILLIAM TIEPPO - MAY 25
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    SINGE TABLE LUNCH WITH WILLIAM TIEPPO - MAY 25
    Our lunch with William Tieppo, Deputy Secretary Network Integration, Department of Transport was an opportunity for RA members to learn more about the Department’s approach to integrating 'Big Build' infrastructure projects within Victoria's broader transport network.
  • RA EMERGING LEADERS BREAKFAST - MAY 20
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    RA EMERGING LEADERS BREAKFAST - MAY 20
    Emerging leaders discussed how to embed sustainability across day-to-day activities, both in terms of enhancing the environmental performance of infrastrucutre assets themselves and building a future-focused workforce.

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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.


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 - 17 June 2021 Articled 2 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 last week
    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.
  • Roads Australia Insider - 3 June 2021 Articled 2 weeks ago
    As you will be aware, Victoria is currently in the midst of a COVID-19 lockdown, which will continue in Greater Melbourne for at least another week. This means the RA Office is currently closed, and all members of the RA team have again transitioned to working from home arrangements. However, this will not impact the normal work flow and you should feel free to contact myself and other members of the RA team as you ordinarily would.