|Statutory authority overview|
|Formed||April 9, 2008|
|Jurisdiction||Commonwealth of Australia|
|Minister responsible||Anthony Albanese, Department of Infrastructure and Transport|
|Statutory authority executive||Catherine King, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport.|
|Key document||Infrastructure Australia Act 2008|
Infrastructure Australia is a statutory authority of the federal government. Its role is to plan and co-ordinate infrastructure projects across Australia, particularly where the works cross state borders, and to establish funding priorities free from the targeting of marginal seats. It was established by Kevin Rudd in 2008. Its purview includes both road and public transport projects.
The authority is part of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport. The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese is the responsible Minister and Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories Catherine King is the Parliamentary Secretary.
It has 11 members: Sir Rod Eddington (Chair), Terry Moran, Dr Ken Henry, Jim Hallion, Anthony Kannis, Dr Kerry Schott, Prof. Peter Newman, Mark Birrell, Phil Hennessy, Heather Ridout, Ross Rolfe and Garry Weaven.
As of 2012, projects identified as "ready to proceed" are:
- Brisbane Cross River Rail
- Melbourne Metro: Stage 1
- Monash Freeway 33km road upgrades from High St to Clyde Rd (VIC)
- Pacific Highway 300km corridor upgrades (NSW)
- National Broadband Network
- Atkins, Dennis (2008-01-20). "Infrastructure Australia announced by Kevin Rudd". news.com.au. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
- "Minister for Infrastructure and Transport". Infrastructure Australia. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- 19 May 2008. The Hon Anthony Albanese MP: Media Release.
- Infrastructure Australia: "Progress and Action", Report, 2012
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