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Industry turns out in Brisbane to hear TMR's Neil Scales

Above: Casey Dwyer from WSP chats with TMR's Penny Ford at the Neil Scales lunch in Brisbane.

Customs House was full to overflowing for our annual industry lunch with TMR Director General, Neil Scales, in Brisbane this month.

Sponsored by WSP, the lunch attracted industry leaders from around the State to hear Neil's address on the challenges and opportunities facing the agency and their impact on road delivery and maintenance.

Neil will join us again in Sydney at the end of this month for the RA - IRF Regional Conference, where he will host a panel of industry leaders, including CPB's Juan Santamaria, to dissect the big issues on the infrastructure landscape.

There's still time to register for our flagship national event - click here for more details.

Right: Neil Scales with WSP's Gerard Ryan.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Board Dinner (Sydney)


The RA Board meets in Sydney prior to the commencement of the IRF/RA Regional Conference. Proudly sponsored by BMD 

Wednesday May 30 2018
18:30 till 22:00

2018 RA - IRF Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia (Sydney)

In 2018, Roads Australia and the International Road Federation Geneva will again join hands to present the Asia Pacific's most significant knowledge-sharing event for roads and transport leaders. Proudly sponsored by AECOM, Altus Traffic, Cardno, CPB Contractors, McConnell Dowell, SMEC Australia, NHAI, Gawar Construction, Kapsch and ACRS.

Thursday May 31 2018
08:30 till 15:00

Roads Australia CEO Meeting (Sydney)


Our annual CEO Meeting brings together the leaders of Australia’s road and transport agencies and top tier member companies. This year's meeting has been incorporated into our Regional Conference program.

Thursday May 31 2018
12:30 till 14:30

2018 RA John Shaw Award Dinner ONLY (Sydney)

Because of the unprecedented interest in this annual flagship event, we've opened registration early for the 2018 RA John Shaw Award Dinner. The best tables are allocated on a 'first in, best dressed' basis, so book now. PLEASE NOTE PLEASE NOTE: The Dinner is no longer automatically included in your National Roads Summit registration. If you wish to attend the John Shaw, you'll need to book separately via this link.

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - I am taking a waitlist.. so please email me

Thursday May 31 2018
18:30 till 22:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Tim Flannery (Sydney)

Former Australian of the Year, scientist, author and thought-leader, Dr Tim Flannery, is our guest speaker at the closing lunch of this year’s Conference. Part of the 2018 Cardno Series.

Friday June 1 2018
12:30 till 15:00

RA Single Table Luncheon with John Hardwick (Sydney)


Join us as we discuss all aspects of the Sydney Road Network with RMS Executive Director, John Hardwick. Part of the 2018 Aurecon Series.

Thursday June 7 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Bill Lansbury (Brisbane)


Bill Lansbury, TMR's Acting Deputy D-G for Infrastructure Management and Delivery, joins us for this intimate single-table event. Part of the 2018 Aurecon Series.
Thursday June 14 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Corey Hannett (Melbourne)

Coordinator General of Victoria's Major Transport Infrastructure Program, Corey Hannett, joins us to outline significant structural changes across Victoria's roads and transport bureaucracy, as well as social procurement and diversity initiatives. Proudly sponsored by Lendlease.
Thursday June 21 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA - Cities of the Future Forum (Hobart)

This Cities of the Future Forum will focus on the Hobart City Deal and specifically the steps the state needs to make to ensure a strong economic and liveable future. We’ll hear from a range of expert speakers from local and state government, industry and academia.
Friday June 22 2018
10:00 till 14:00

RA Single Table Dinner with Phil Davies (Melbourne)


We're pleased to welcome Infrastructure Australia CEO, Phil Davies, back to our Melbourne table for this exclusive dinner. Part of the 2018 Advisian Series.
Wednesday June 27 2018
18:30 till 21:30

RA Board Dinner (Adelaide)


Newly appointed South Australia Minister for Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Stephan Knoll, joins us for the first time at this high-level dinner.  Part of the 2018 Altus Traffic Series.

Thursday June 28 2018
18:30 till 22:00

RA Leadership on Diversity Forum (Sydney)

We are proud to be launching our inaugural Leadership Forum on Diversity in Sydney.

Roads Australia has flagged workplace diversity as a major challenge and opportunity for industry, and it is one of our priority policy areas for 2018. We are bringing together a range of industry CEOs and government leaders to lead the conversation.

Friday July 6 2018
09:00 till 14:30

RA - Emerging Cities of the Future Forum - Western Sydney

This Emerging Cities of the Future Forum will examine the challenges and opportunities facing Western Sydney, with a particular focus on transport and planning, as it strives to create a liveable, sustainable and prosperous place to live for future generations.  
Friday July 13 2018
10:00 till 14:00

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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.

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Did you know?

  • Australia's national road network is a $280 billion-plus asset.

  • The Australian road network covers more than 817,000 kilometres.

  • Approximately 657,000 kilometres are controlled by local government - although State-controlled roads account for about three quarters of all vehicle kilometres travelled.

  • There are more than 37,000 road bridges across Australia.

  • More than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.

  • 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 - May 21, 2018 Articled 4 days ago
    Next month’s Queensland State Budget will deliver $897 million for M1 upgrades between Varsity Lakes and Tugun and between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill.
  • Roads Australia Insider - May 9, 2018 Articled 2 weeks ago
    Last night’s Federal Budget saw a continuation of the Government’s commitment to the funding of nation-building roads and transport infrastructure, with confirmation of a $75 billion, 10-year spending program.
  • Roads Australia Insider - April 20, 2018 Articled last month
    Off-peak public transport fares, an expansion of the car parking levy and an overhaul of bus services are among key recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria to tackle growing congestion in Melbourne.

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