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Road safety top-of-mind with Victorian Government

Pictured L to R:  RA Chief Executive, Ian Webb; Downer CEO - Infrastructure Services, Sergio Cinerari; Holcim Australia EGM Aggregates & Commercial, Duncan Harris; and Boral Australia EGM, Southern Region, Lloyd Wallace.

Roads and Road Safety Minister, Luke Donnellan, was our special guest at our first event of 2018, a Board Dinner held at Melbourne's State Library.

This exclusive dinner, which coincided with our annual Board Workshop, was attended by about 50 senior transport leaders from Victoria and interstate. Minister Donnellan used the dinner as an opportunity to reinforce the road safety challenge, outlining initiatives aimed at further reducing the state's road toll.

The Dinner was also an opportunity for the Board to thank and recognise the achievements of our outgoing Executive Director of Policy, Mandi Mees. Mandi has left us with our blessings to join the National Transport Commission (NTC), where she will head up the Productivity and Safety work streams.

Our thanks to our 2018 Patron Sponsor, Coffey, for sponsoring this important event.

Above right: Aurecon Regional Director for Vic and SA, Louise Adams, with Lorie Argus, ‎Chief of Parking and Ground Access at ‎Melbourne Airport. Below (L to R): Ventia CEO, Mike Metcalfe; RA President, David Stuart-Watt; and Roads and Road Safety Minister, Luke Donnellan.

Below (L to R): Broadspectrum Chief Executive, Urban Infrastructure, Sandra Dodds; RA's Executive Directyor - Stakeholders, Lauren Streifer; and KBR's Manager - Transport, Victoria, Melissa Griffith.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Ken Kanofski (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

RMS Chief Executive, Ken Kanofski, is our special guest at this exclusive, member-only single-table event. Proudly sponsored by TBH.
Tuesday February 27 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Tim Reardon (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

We are pleased to host an exclusive lunch of industry leaders with NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet Secretary, Tim Reardon. Part of the 2018 Aurecon Series.
Friday March 9 2018
12:00 till 14:30

RA POLICY - Cyber security in the driverless future : Bringing the community along for the ride (Melbourne)

Cyber security in the world of autonomous transport - in particular, the imperative to assure the community that the risk is being adequately addressed - is the theme of this Transport Reform Chapter workshop.
Wednesday March 21 2018
09:00 till 12:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Damian Gould (Bris)

Building Queensland CEO, Damian Gould, is guest speaker at our first major Brisbane industry lunch of 2018. Hear what Damian has to say about the Queensland pipeline of infrastructure projects.
Thursday March 22 2018
12:00 till 14:30

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.

Thursday May 31 2018
08:30 till 15:00

Roads Australia CEO Meeting (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

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.

Thursday May 31 2018
18:30 till 22:30

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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.


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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?

  • 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 - February 21, 2018 Articled 19 hours ago
    The shortlists have been announced for the two major works packages that make up the next big project on Australia’s transport infrastructure horizon, Brisbane’s Cross River Rail.
  • Roads Australia Insider - February 2, 2018 Articled 2 weeks ago
    A new report from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) suggests there is ‘much room for improvement’ in the quality of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) on major road projects in Australia.
  • Roads Australia Insider - January 19, 2018 Articled last month
    Governments across Australia are again looking for answers following another horrific Christmas – New Year holiday road toll.

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