Strategic Planning

The ARA undertakes a number of corporate activities working to achieve the following:

  • A pipeline of freight and passenger projects to benefit all sectors of the rail industry
  • A coordinated and unified voice on relevant issues of national importance
  • Career opportunities for highly capable rail industry employees in all facets of a high-tech and innovative rail system
  • Improved public policy and procurement processes and greater investment in rail
  • Harmonised rail regulations, regulatory reform, reducing of red tape
  • Wider recognition of the economic, environmental and social benefits of rail


Corporate activities - What the ARA does

The ARA is the rail industry’s:

  • Leader – influencing key decision makers and policy direction
  • Facilitator – Creating business opportunities through ongoing networking, establishing professional partnerships and knowledge sharing
  • Communicator – listening and responding to member needs, sharing updates, ideas and industry insight
  • Developer – building world-class credentials and competencies of industry workers through professional development
  • Collaborator – forming cooperative partnerships between industry stakeholders/ state and federal governments
  • Promoter – advocacy for the people and projects within rail , promoting Australian rail expertise internationally
  • Contributor –navigating rail issues and identifying rail solutions through our working groups and executive committees