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YP Annual Dinner - a new Cup Day tradition?

Above: A group from Lendlease were among the 200-plus attendees at our first annual YP Dinner in Sydney.

Melbourne Cup Day 2017 threw up the youngest ever winner and trainer – and in keeping with that theme, the ‘youngsters’ of the infrastructure industry met in Sydney on Cup Night for our first ever RA Young Professionals Annual Dinner and Award presentation.

The sell-out event drew over 200 young professionals (under 35s), who got some great career-building tips and inspiration from our guest speaker, Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Steve Troughton.

The Dinner also featured the announcement of the winner of our first annual Young Professionals Award.  Out of a total of 22 fantastic nominations, the jury awarded the prize to Elouise Robinson, who is a graduate highway engineer with Arcadis.

Thanks to our event sponsor, Arup, and the RA Fellowship Council for helping put this tremendous event together.

Like our Fellows Program, the Young Professionals networking initiative has quickly gathered momentum. We'll be looking to build on that momentum next year with more events across the country - so watch this space.

Right: Transport for NSW Deputy-Secretary, Steve Troughton, shares some career lessons. Below: Our inaugural Young Professionals Award winner, Elouise Robinson (right) with RA Fellowship Councillor, Nina Kilpinen, and Steve.

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Bailey (Brisbane)

Qld Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Mark Bailey is our guest speaker at our biggest Brisbane event of the year. Proudly sponsored by Transurban

Tuesday November 21 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA National Annual Fellows Dinner (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION 

Roads Australia Fellows and Mentors, past and present, come together to welcome the 2018 intake and mark the completion of the 2017 program.  Proudly sponsored by John Holland Group.


Wednesday November 22 2017
18:30 till 22:00

RA Policy - Keeping Melbourne Moving (Melbourne)

Our Journey Reliability Chapter returns to Melbourne to unpack some of the key drivers behind congestion on the city's road network and seek an answer to the fundamental question: how do we keep Melbourne moving into the future? Proudly supported by Aurecon.
Thursday November 23 2017
12:30 till 16:00

AGM and Annual Luncheon with Minister Pavey (Sydney)

After the John Shaw Dinner, the Annual Lunch is the biggest industry event in Sydney. This year we're delighted to be joined by Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister, Melinda Pavey. Part of the 2017 Aurecon Series.

We are now SOLD OUT at full capacity.. however I am taking a waitlist should we be able to find some more seats.  rachael@roads.org.au 

Friday November 24 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Policy - Australia's progress towards automation (Melbourne)

What have we learnt so far from driverless vehicle trials, and what does it mean for connectivity and urban planning? Join us as we put these questions under the microscope at this Transport Reform policy workshop, hosted by Arup.
Tuesday November 28 2017
10:00 till 12:30

RA Young Professionals Networking Event (Perth)

Join us for our first Young Professionals event in Perth, a stellar networking event for the next generation of industry leaders. Part of the 2017 Arup Series.  
Thursday November 30 2017
15:30 till 17:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Peter Woronzow (Perth)

Our Perth Annual lunch is the biggest event on our WA calendar, a chance for the industry to celebrate the achievements of 2017. Our guest speaker is MRWA Acting MD, Peter Woronzow. Proudly sponsored by GHD.
Friday December 1 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Mullighan (Adelaide)

Join Minister Mullighan and the rest of SA's infrastructure leaders as we reflect on the year that was, and look ahead to the challenges to come. Part of the 2017 Aurecon Series.
Tuesday December 12 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Hidding (Hobart)

Minister Hidding joins us for our annual 'end of season' celebration of successes in Tasmanian infrastructure delivery. Proudly sponsored by pitt&sherry.

Wednesday December 13 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Federal Minister Fletcher (Melbourne)

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, is our guest speaker at our biggest Melbourne event of the year. Proudly sponsored by Laing O'Rourke.

Friday December 15 2017
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

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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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, November 13, 2017 Articled 6 days ago
    Australian transport ministers have approved two key automated vehicle reforms as part of a roadmap of reform to support commercial deployment.
  • Roads Australia Insider, October 20 2017 Articled last month
    The Victorian Government has this week released its Victorian Infrastructure Plan, laying out its infrastructure priorities for the next five years and beyond.
  • Roads Australia Insider, September 30, 2017 Articled last month
    The NSW Government has called for qualified parties to register their interest in the sale of 51 per cent of Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC), the company delivering WestConnex, by November 13 November.

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