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AfPA has recognised the arrival of the Federal Government’s 22-23 Budget, which commits to a more responsible and sustainable approach to infrastructure investment. The arrival of last night’s budget saw the Federal Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, seek to deliver a budget which reduced overall spending whilst simultaneously delivering positive infrastructure outcomes in the wake of key industry challenges, including: Skills shortages, rising costs of materials and unsustainable contracts.
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AfPA has called for expressions of interest as the association unveils its ambitions to lead its next International Knowledge Transfer (IKT) tour across the United States in 2023. The IKT is planned to run over two weeks and is designed to bring together Federal and State Departments, Universities and Research Organisations as well as Contractors and Industry Associations from both countries, to share best practice and shape a stronger future for the industry.

AfPA is excited to announce the 19th AfPA International Flexible Pavements Conference – Safely Paving the way to Carbon Zero will be held from 30th October to 1st November 2023 at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Please save the date and watch this space for information updates on call for abstracts opening, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

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Sustainability SMARTS #13 – Pathways to achieve a 30% reduction in CO2e in asphalt by 2030
Date: 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT, Fri 4 Nov 2022

This interactive session will provide an overview of the various pathways, technologies and processes that exist to facilitate a reduction in the carbon footprint of associated with asphalt production.



AfPA is planning the next International Knowledge Transfer (IKT) which will be held in 2023 in the USA. Interested delegates are invited to register expression of interest before 23 November 2022. The itinerary will include meetings with leaders in the key interest areas at Federal and State DoT’s, University and Research Organisations, Contractors and Industry Associations.

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Position Statement Bitumen supply in Australia for use on the road network is now available.
Any bitumen supplied in Australia (bulk bitumen imports or iso-tainer imports) for use on the road network must comply with the requirements of AS 2008 or as specified by State Road Authorities or other asset owners.

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We held the first formal event in the WOMENG Program today. Lina Goodman, CEO of Tyre Stewardship Australia has shared her experiences on the successful journey to achieve an executive role. WOMENG aims to inform, develop and enhance women’s careers, to create bridges with industry that facilitate career development opportunities for women and young girls in infrastructure engineering. To join the program please fill the survey: WOMENG survey

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Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Forum
Date: 8:00am – 5:00pm AEDT, Fri 11 Nov 2022
AfPA will be hosting a one-day Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Forum. This Forum will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to learn from technical experts, providing for an evidence-based technical exchange of ideas between Transport for NSW, Local Government and private sector technical practitioners.



2022 AfPA Golf Day VIC
The Event is Postponed until further notice.
Due to recent severe weather events affecting the golf course, unfortunately the AfPA VIC Golf Day has had to be postponed. We will advise registered participants shortly on alternative arrangements when these have been confirmed.

TfNSW Updated Forward Works and Maintenance Program Industry Event
Date: 9:00am – 11:00am, Tue 1 Nov 2022

AfPA will be hosting the Transport for NSW Updated Forward Works and Maintenance Program Industry Event. The Event will provide a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth and updated industry-specific understanding of the New South Wales Government’s commitment to the forward works program for 2022-23.

Industry Breakfast – VIC November 2022
Date: 7:00am – 9:30am, Tue 29 Nov 2022

Please join us at our final AfPA VIC Knowledge Series Breakfast for 2022 with Filippo Giustozzi and Andrew Papacostas, to hear about the work undertaken by RMIT and Austroads which showcases world leading research that has developed testing frameworks to support the sustainable use of waste plastics in asphalt and bitumen.

AfPA QLD End of Year Networking Event – Mental Health Awareness 2022
Date: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Wed 30 Nov 2022
You’re invited to the 2022 QLD AfPA End of Year Networking Event on the iconic River Terrace, Brisbane Power House. The evening includes a keynote speaker on the importance of mental health in building positive safety, health and wellness cultures. Space is limited so book early. Registrations closing on 21st November 2022