Road resiliency inquiry launched

Councils are being urged to make a submission to a parliamentary committee inquiry about the implications of severe weather events on Australia’s regional, rural and remote road network.

Following the extreme flooding and weather events this year, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport has launched a formal inquiry into the resiliency of the country’s road network.

The inquiry will investigate road engineering and construction standards to strengthen road resiliency against natural disasters, including the critical role of climate change trends and data to inform infrastructure standards.

The committee will also review the increasing deterioration of the nation’s road network, particularly in regional, rural, and remote areas.

To make a submission or find out more, visit

Submissions close on 28 February 2023.