Austroads direction is outlined in its Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
The Plan establishes the basis for Austroads participation in the current environment and ensures we are in a position to respond effectively to emerging changes.
The organisation and our processes have been structured to actively pursue:
Collaborative Delivery | Working closely with our member organisations and stakeholders. Actively engaging with Board members to deliver the strategic priorities. Providing opportunities for road agencies to share experience, practice and knowledge.
Embedded Value | Acquiring research on a strongly competitive and value for money basis. Driving a research base that is cutting edge, leveraging off organisational capability and wider networks. Improving road infrastructure performance and productivity.
Transparent Processes | Purchasing research in an open and contestable environment. Reporting measurable benefits of projects.
Agility and Responsiveness | Responding to a changing and challenging operating environment. Having a sense of urgency in the development and delivery of projects.
Sustainable Performance | Positioning Austroads for a sustainable future. Reducing the environmental impact of roads including contributions to the impacts of climate change and consumption of non-renewable resources. Managing road assets in ways that ensure they are available for the community in years to come.
Shared Knowledge | Providing research and technical reports free of charge to all. Providing opportunities for member road agencies to learn from each other and from overseas agencies. Seeking new opportunities to share research outcomes. Providing Guides free of charge to member organisations (including Australian and New Zealand local councils) and educational organisations. Providing the Guide to Road Safety free to developing countries.
Harmonised Practice | Investing in the continued development of highly regarded agreed practice Guidelines. Pursuing opportunities to improve access to the Guidelines online. Developing tools and resources to encourage consistent good practice.
Austroads Strategic Plan 2016-20 | 4.2MB PDF
The strategic plan directs our research program. The list of projects undertaken in this strategic cycle, with links through to their status and outputs, is available on the projects page.