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  • Roads Australia Insider - February 3, 2017 Articled 2 weeks ago
    It’s been announced this week that the third and final contract for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project has been awarded to CPB Contractors.
  • Roads Australia Insider - January 20, 2017 Articled last month
    The second of three construction contracts for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA has recently been awarded to Great Northern Connect (GNC) - a joint venture between BGC Contracting and Laing O'Rourke.
  • Roads Australia Insider - December 20, 2016 Articled 2 months ago
    The shortlisted bidders for two massive packages of Victorian level crossing removals, valued at more than a billion dollars, were announced last week.

Future of jobs, transport in focus at Brisbane Board Dinner

Above: Industry leaders at our Brisbane Board Dinner in February

The RA Board held its annual workshop in Brisbane last week, providing an opportunity to host a very successful Board Dinner for Queensland’s transport industry leaders.

Sponsored by Coffey, the Dinner generated plenty of discussion – led by Board member Clare Gardiner-Barnes and Brisbane City Council (BCC) Divisional Manager, Infrastructure, Scott Stewart –about technology, skills and the future.

Clare, who leads the Freight, Strategy and Planning function within Transport for NSW, spoke about the future transport strategy currently being developed within her Department and some of the innovative approaches being explored to engage the community, particularly young people.

Clare also highlighted the imperative of aligning transport strategy with land use planning, pointing to the collaborative work TfNSW was currently doing with the Greater Sydney Commission, chaired by Lucy Turnbull.  

Scott spoke about a future where as many as 40 per cent of current jobs won’t exist, and how that scenario impacts on BCC’s planning and delivery of services, including transport. 

BCC is also currently revisiting its transport plans, with a view to achieving more performance-based outcomes for its ratepayers and transport customers.

Our next Brisbane event is an industry lunch with TMR’s Acting Director-General, Mike Stapleton, on March 24. It’s sure to be a sell-out – so book early.

Above right: Clare Gardiner-Barnes.  Left: Scott Stewart

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Upcoming Roads Australia events

RA Single Table Luncheon with Peter Jones (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

The M4-M5 is the next major WestConnex project coming to market, and we're delighted to host Project Director, Peter Jones, at this exclusive single table lunch. Proudly sponsored by Ashurst.

Tuesday February 28 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with John Merritt (Melbourne)

BY INVITATION

We are pleased to host VicRoads Chief Executive, John Merritt, at our first exclusive Melbourne single-table event for 2017. Proudly sponsored by WT Partnership.

Wednesday March 1 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA CEO Workshop (Sydney)

 
Thursday March 2 2017
09:00 till 14:00

RA Farewell to Duncan Gay (Sydney)

Our first major Sydney industry lunch of 2017 is a thank-you and farewell to Duncan Gay, who leaves the NSW roads portfolio after six years in the job.

Monday March 6 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Single Table Luncheon with Craig Laslett (Sydney)

BY INVITATION

Craig Laslett, the head of Lendlease's Engineering business, joins us for a frank discussion on the state of the industry. Part of the 2017 Coffey Series.

Tuesday March 7 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Mike Stapleton (Brisbane)

Acting D-G of Transport and Main Roads, Mike Stapleton, joins us to kick off our Brisbane event program for 2017. Proudly sponsored by Laing O'Rourke.
Friday March 24 2017
12:00 till 14:30

RA Industry Luncheon with Ken Kanofski (Sydney)

Ken Kanofski joins us as guest speaker for the first time since taking over the reins of RMS. Part of the 2017 Advisian Series.

NOTE THE DATE CHANGE (from 17 March to 21 April)

Friday April 21 2017
12:00 till 14:30

2017 RA National Roads Summit (Sydney)

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Get in early to secure your seat or corporate table for the biggest event on the national industry calender in 2017 - the RA National Roads Summit.
Wednesday May 31 2017
08:30 till 15:00

2017 RA John Shaw Award Dinner ONLY (Sydney)

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Get in early to secure your seat or corporate table for the biggest event on the national industry calender in 2017 - the RA John Shaw Award Dinner.

Wednesday May 31 2017
08:30 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.