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About Infrastructure Australia

Infrastructure Australia is a statutory body, established under the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 which came into effect on 9 April 2008.

Infrastructure Australia advises governments, investors and infrastructure owners on a wide range of issues. These include:

  • Australia's current and future infrastructure needs
  • mechanisms for financing infrastructure investments, and
  • policy, pricing and regulation and their impacts on investment and on the efficiency of the delivery, operation and use of national infrastructure networks.

Infrastructure Australia's focus is on assisting Australian governments to develop a strategic blueprint for unlocking infrastructure bottlenecks and to modernise the nation's economic infrastructure.

Infrastructure Australia reports regularly to the Council of Australian Governments through the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Changes in the Infrastructure Australia leadership team

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development has announced changes in the leadership team at Infrastructure Australia.

Founding Chairman Sir Rod Eddington has now taken up a role with the APEC Business Advisory Council and The Hon. Mark Birrell, one of the original Infrastructure Australia Council members, will assume the Chairman's role.

Mr John Fitzgerald will be taking the role of interim Infrastructure Coordinator.

Links to the Deputy Prime Ministers media releases:

Infrastructure Australia currently has ten members, appointed by the Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

The members are:

The Hon Mark Birrell Mr Jim Hallion Mr Phil Hennessy Mr Anthony Kannis
The Hon Mark Birrell—Chairman Mr Jim Hallion Mr Phil Hennessy Mr Anthony Kannis
Cr Nicole Lockwood Professor Peter Newman Dr Martin Parkinson PSM Ms Elana Rubin
Cr Nicole Lockwood Professor Peter Newman Dr Martin Parkinson PSM Ms Elana Rubin
Dr Kerry Schott Dr Ian Watt AO
Dr Kerry Schott Dr Ian Watt AO

Infrastructure Australia is supported by the Office of the Infrastructure Coordinator. The Infrastructure Coordinator, Michael Deegan, is a statutory office holder. Mr Deegan is on extended leave and Mr John Fitzgerald is the Acting Infrastructure Coordinator.

To contact Infrastructure Australia please refer to our contact us page.


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Last Updated: 16 April, 2014