Statement of Corporate Intent

The ARA’s Statement of Corporate Intent 2019 – 2024 provides the strategic direction and identifies ARA priorities to ensure the ARA delivers for members.



Creating vibrant cities, thriving regions and a stronger nation.



Facilitating the growth and capability of the rail industry while collectively adding to the social, economic and competitive fabric of Australia and New Zealand through:

  • Freight rail, as the backbone of the nation’s supply chain, connecting to domestic and international markets,
  • Passenger rail, as the spine of multi-modal travel, connecting people within cities and to regions,
  • Suppliers, manufacturers and consultants capitalising on the opportunities to engage and deliver, and
  • Contractors, underpinning rail infrastructure.

All benefiting from a diverse, capable, well trained workforce.



  • Safety: continued improvements and regulatory reform
  • Policy: advocate consistent policies for our national industry
  • Workforce: a diverse, capable, well trained workforce
  • Future: ensuring rail continues to provide the backbone of transport networks
  • Members: supporting industry needs through targeted and responsive engagement