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Budget delivers a boost for roads and transport, but the task is still ahead of us

April 3, 2019 - The 10-year, $100 billion infrastructure spend promised in last night’s Commonwealth Budget is good news for our major cities and regions. But the pace and size of infrastructure investment needs to grow even more if Australia is to be ‘future ready’ for the challenges of population growth.

EV target welcomed, now for road finding reform

April 1, 2019 - The Federal Opposition’s national electric vehicle target of 50 per cent of all new car sales by 2030 is ambitious but achievable - but it must happen in tandem with ‘root and branch’ reform of road funding. 

National leadership on road safety applauded

Mar 29, 2019 - The establishment of a national Office of Road Safety is a hugely welcome and positive step towards addressing Australia’s road toll.

RA welcomes forward-thinking approach to Hobart’s transport infrastructure needs

March 20, 2019 - The Tasmanian Government’s decision to bring forward funding to investigate alternative traffic routes through Hobart is great news for commuters and a win for responsible transport planning.

An open letter to the Victorian Parliament




OP ED - Have we backed the wrong horse in the Transport Stakes?

By Roads Australia President, David Stuart-Watt

Asian experience shows we need to put PT investment in the fast lane

Feb 28, 2019 - Australia’s most populous cities should be actively discouraging private car use and investing heavily in mass transit systems, according to a new report from peak transport infrastructure body, Roads Australia.

NSW regional road network gets a shot in the arm

Feb 25, 2019 - The NSW Government’s decision to reclaim 15,000 kilometres of local roads will ensure a more safe, equitable, consistent and efficient approach to maintaining the State’s regional road network.

It’s time we got serious about road funding reform

Feb 5, 2019 - The Commonwealth needs to accelerate the reform process around road pricing and investment, according to Australia’s peak road stakeholder body.

Infrastructure delivery ‘after the fact’ won’t cut it on current population trends

Dec 11, 2018 - Infrastructure Australia’s Planning Liveable Cities report underscores the urgent need to get ahead of the curve on essential urban infrastructure planning and delivery.