Road Construction Authority

The Road Construction Authority was a government authority responsible for the construction and maintenance of main roads in the state of Victoria, Australia between 1983 and 1989.

Road Construction Authority
Statutory Authority overview
Formed1 July 1983
Preceding Statutory Authority
Dissolved30 June 1989
Superseding agency
JurisdictionVictoria, Australia
HeadquartersKew, Victoria
Employees3,984 (June 1989)
Annual budget$611 million (1988/89)
Minister responsible
  • Minister for Transport
Statutory Authority executive
  • Ian Stoney, Chairman & Managing Director
Agency IDPROV VA 1054



The Road Construction Authority (RCB) was formed to take over responsibility from the Country Roads Board for the care and management of the 24,000 kilometres of main roads of the state.[1] The Age observed that the Cain government's formation of the RCA was part of a "radical reorganisation" of the state's transport bureaucracy, reducing the long-standing autonomy of public sector bodies and bringing them closer to ministerial control.[2]

The RBC was abolished on 30 June 1989 when it and the Road Traffic Authority merged to form VicRoads.[3][4][5]



Roads, Victoria was the in house magazine of the RCB.[6]


  1. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 1984 Road Construction Authority page 5
  2. ^ "Transport change makes good sense". The Age. 4 June 1982. p. 13. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  3. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 1989 Road Construction Authority pages 7, 32, 49, 55
  4. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 1990 VicRoads page 8
  5. ^ Our History VicRoads
  6. ^ Roads, Victoria catalogue entry National Library of Australia