ARRG Newsletter No.7

The past year has seen great progress for the Australian Rural Road Group Inc. (ARRG) with the launch of the nationally significant accord between Infrastructure Australia and the Australian Rural Road Group (ARRG) known as The Bingara Accord. This endorsement provides a major breakthrough in support of the ARRG approach of asset management in road funding. Download the full newsletter (238KB)

ARRG Newsletter No.6

SUCCESS AT LAST! Infrastructure Australia (IA) Co-coordinator Mr. Michael Deegan made an announcement of national significance on Australia Day, launching an accord between the Australian Rural Road Group (ARRG) and Infrastructure Australia, known as the ‘Bingara Accord’. http://austwideruralroadsgroup.com/?p=648   Download ARRG Newsletter No.6...

ARRG Newsletter No.5

The latest ARRG report is titled Australia’s Road Infrastructure is in Crisis (But For Once, The Answer Isn’t More Money).It builds on previous well-received studies by the group and advocates a mandatory reporting regime on the true condition and cost pressures facing roads in every local government of Australia. This would allow a national roads picture to emerge that shows where funding needs to be targeted for best effect – to give access to the most isolation prone communities and industries and improve the safety and productivity of the nation’s most important road corridors.The group’s approach was endorsed by Infrastructure Australia in its 2011 Report to COAG Communicating the Imperative for Action (pp. 55-56 of that report refers). Click here to...

ARRG Newsletter No.4

Australian Rural Road Group Inc. making huge inroads Australian Rural Road Group Inc. (ARRG) Chair, John Coulton is very pleased with an Infrastructure Australia Report released in June. This Report specifically names the ARRG as creating a fresh approach to improving rural road asset management. Further the Report states that the ARRG has ‘painted a compelling picture of the need for wide spread reform’. Download the newsletter ....

ARRG Newsletter No.3

  The Year in Review – 2011/2011 The Australian Rural Road Group was formally created in June 2010. The Group adopted the following guidelines at its inaugural meeting: THAT the principle objectives of the Australian Rural Road Group Incorporated are: To secure new on-going Government funding for the local rural road network which is required to support sustainable agriculture production for our Nation. This will support National Food & Fibre security given our projected population growth demands. To collate and disseminate data that will assist the agriculturally productive Local Government areas in Australia to obtain funding for their local rural roads networks.   Click here to download the full ARRG Newsletter...

ARRG Newsletter No.2

Forum to discuss rural roads: I would like to extend an invitation to all residents, particularly primary producers, to a meeting in Bingara with Infrastructure Australia representatives, Mr Michael Deegan (Infrastructure Co-ordinator) and Mr John Austen (General Manager of Policy) which will discuss the importance of recognising rural local roads as an important component of our Nation’s infrastructure. The representatives of Infrastructure Australia will be touring the Moree Plains, and Gwydir Shires’ areas, on the morning of Tuesday, 7th June giving them a first hand view of the challenges facing our rural communities due to insufficient investment in our local road infrastructure. Following this tour, will be an open forum meeting at the Roxy Theatre,...