Roads Australia (RA) has released the latest iteration of its three-year rolling Strategic Plan, outlining how it will bring industry, government and communities together leading progress in Australia’s roads, integrated transport and mobility networks. 

RA President, Michael Bushby, said  that the Plan affirms RA’s position as the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, setting out how RA intends to deliver enhanced outcomes for our industry and the wider community. 

“Roads Australia is about far more than our name implies, and the Strategic Plan we release reflects Roads Australia’s continuing evolution and our active engagement across emerging areas of policy,” Mr Bushby said. 

“Having government and industry as part of our membership allows RA to facilitate powerful policy leadership. When we speak, it is with a powerful and considered voice that proposes constructive and  practical solutions for industry and the community.

“The Plan reaffirms the four strategic values that underpin all RA’s activities – to be the Leader, the Collaborator, the Facilitator and the Champion. For Roads Australia, these strategic values are the very  foundation of the organisation and reflect the way we connect governments, industry and the community.” 

Mr Bushby said that RA has built policy objectives for 2021 around four key themes – Resilience, People, Place Making and Data and Technology; with these themes reflecting their continuing evolution, as they strive to meet changing community expectations and embrace emerging industry opportunities.

“The Plan also underscores RA’s commitment to building a more diverse and sustainable industry workforce through initiatives including our Fellows and Emerging Leaders programs, which identify, mentor and provide practical support to the next generation of leaders across our industry. In this way, RA can ensure that the voices of tomorrow’s leaders are being heard by today’s decision-makers,” Mr Bushby said. 

“This overarching objective is embraced across each of our policy streams – safety, capacity, transport reform, customer experience and sustainability.”

Mr Bushby said that the RA Strategic Plan 2021-23 will help lead the industry’s evolution as they become more diverse, inclusive and sustainable in approaches to delivering safe and efficient transport infrastructure that meets the needs of a growing population.”

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