World Road Association

The World Road Association is an international road organisation with 122 member governments and some 2,500 road experts. Both Australia and New Zealand are full country members.

The Association is primarily interested in issues of road infrastructure planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation.

The work of the Association is undertaken by 18 technical committees and 4 task forces which bring together technical experts from around the world.

Austroads currently has full or corresponding representatives on 15 of the 18 committees. The representatives provide regular progress reports on the work being conducted by their technical committee.

The technical committee representatives are either members of or have a close working relationship with an Austroads task force or working group.

The committees operate under five strategic themes.


Strategic Theme A: Management and Finance

The goal of this Strategic Theme is to encourage the development of policies and strategies that result in transport administrations that perform well, measure performance, and incorporate innovative financing mechanisms to meet the ever changing needs of the road transportation community. It is intended to provide examples of good governance, performance management, evaluation methods, and showcase the efforts of transport administrations that consider and manage risk and incorporate knowledge transfer strategies between agencies operating at different levels of government.

Technical Committees

TC A.1 Performance of Transport Administrations

Members

Alan Colegate, Main Roads WA

Latest report

October 2018

TC A.2 Road Transport System Economics and Social Development

Austroads does not have a member representative on this committee.

TC A.3 Risk Management

Members

Lucy Roysmith, VicRoads (Corresponding Member)
Allan Murray, RMS NSW (Corresponding Member)

Task Force

TF A.1 Innovative Financing

Members

Zara Fox, VicRoads

Latest Report

June 2016


Strategic Theme B: Access and Mobility

The goal of this Strategic Theme is to encourage the improvement of access and mobility provided to the traveling public and industry through efficient road network operation and integration with other transport modes.

Technical Committees

TC B.1 Road Network Operations/Intelligent Transportation Systems

Members

Ian Espada, ARRB

Latest report

May 2018

TC B.2 Winter Service

Austroads does not have a member representative on this committee.

TC B.3 Sustainable Multimodality in Urban Areas

Members

Michael McClean, VicRoads
Tegan Mitchell, TfNSW (Corresponding Member)

Latest report

November 2017

TC B.4 Freight
Members

Russell Hoelzl, TMR Qld (Corresponding Member)
Jiae Bak, VicRoads (Corresponding Member)

Latest report

March 2017

Task Forces

TF B.1 Road Design and Infrastructure for Innovative Transport Solutions

Members

Matthew Hall, VicRoads
Peter Ellis, RMS NSW (Corresponding Member)

Latest Report

January 2018

TF B.2 Automated Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators and Road Authorities

Members

Matthew Hall, VicRoads
Dennis Walsh, TMR QLD (Corresponding Member)

Latest Report

July 2018


Strategic Theme C: Safety

The goal of this Strategic Theme is to improve the safety and efficiency of road transport, including the movement of people and goods on the network, while effectively and widely promulgating knowledge of all aspects of road safety and encouraging implementation of positive practices.

Technical Committees

TC C.1 National Road Safety Policies and Programs

Member

Blair Turner, ARRB

Latest report

April 2018

TC C.2 Design and Operations of Safer Road Infrastructure

Members

Evan Coulson, VicRoads

Latest report

April 2018

Task Forces

TF C.1 Infrastructure Security

Member

Paul Ducker, RMS NSW (Corresponding Member)

Latest Report

Coming soon


Strategic Theme D: Infrastructure

The goal of this Strategic Theme is to improve the quality and efficiency of road infrastructure through the effective management of assets in accordance with user expectations and government requirements.

Technical Committees

TC D.1 Assets Management

Members

David Darwin, NTZA
Flori Mihai, MR WA (Corresponding Member)

Latest report

October 2018

TC D.2 Pavements

Members

Michael Moffatt, ARRB
Cassandra Simpson, VicRoads (Corresponding Member)

Latest report

May 2018

TC D.3 Bridges

Members

Suzanne Brown, TMR Qld

Latest report

October 2017

TC D.4 Rural Roads and Earthworks

Members

Paul Martin, TMR Qld (Corresponding Member)

Latest report

Coming soon

TC D.5 Road Tunnels Operations

MembersGeorge Mavroyeni, AECOM 
Nigel Casey, RMS NSW (Corresponding Member)
Latest report

October 2018


Strategic Theme E: Climate Change, Environment and Disasters

The goal of this Strategic Theme is to increase resiliency and protect investments in transportation infrastructure from impacts of climate change events while lessening the impact of road transportation on the environment.

Technical Committees

TC E.1 Adaption Strategies/Resiliency

MembersCaroline Evans, ARRB
Louis Bettini, MR WA (Corresponding Member)
Latest reportOctober 2018

TC E.2 Environment Considerations in Road Projects and Operations

MembersHelen Murphy, Helix Environmental [Chair]
Rob Hannaby, NZTA [English-Speaking Secretary]
Andrew Mattes, RMS NSW (Corresponding Member)
Latest reportOctober 2018

TC E.3 Disaster Management

MembersChris Nagel, TMR Qld
Latest report

June 2018


National Membership

Australia and New Zealand are both national members of the World Road Association. Each country is represented by a First Delegate on the Association’s Council which meets annually.

Austroads has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Road Association. The MOU recognises Austroads as the national committee for Australia and New Zealand. This makes Austroads responsible for:

  • disseminating information provided by the association
  • providing the association with Australian and New Zealand roads and road transport information
  • identifying and supporting experts to participate in the activities of the technical committees and working groups
  • contributing views and national reports related to World Road Association Activities
  • promoting events such as seminars, hosting technical committee meetings or other World Road Association events in Australia and New Zealand
  • promoting individual and organisational membership in Australia and New Zealand.

Organisational and Individual Membership

Organisations and individuals can become members of the World Road Association.

The PIARC membership brochure outlines the benefits of membership.

Organisational membership

Organisational members:

  • receive four copies of each edition of the Association’s magazine
  • receive the Association’s electronic newsletter
  • can access publications at a reduced rate
  • can access the Members’ area of the Association’s website (including regular updates on Technical Committees activities and the database of the Association’s members and experts)
  • receive one copy of the published proceedings of each Congress
  • may appoint two representatives to the World Road Congress and one representative to the International Winter Road Congress for a reduced registration fee.

Oganisational membership form: WordPDF

Individual membership

Individual members:

  • receive a copy of each edition of the Association’s magazine
  • can access publications at a reduced rate
  • can access the Members’ area of the Association’s website (including regular updates on Technical Committees activities and the database of the Association’s members and experts)
  • receive the Association’s electronic newsletter
  • receive reduced registration fee to both the World Road Congress and the International Winter Road Congress, and receive a copy of the Congress proceedings.

Individual membership form: Word PDF

Membership enquiries

Austroads
Phone: +61 2 8265 3300
Email: austroads@austroads.com.au