Infrastructure Australia

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Infrastructure Australia
Statutory authority overview
Formed April 9, 2008 (2008-04-09)
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Canberra
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.[1] 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 was the responsible minister and Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories Catherine King was the Parliamentary Secretary when it was established.[2]

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.[3]

Priority projects[edit]

As of 2012, projects identified as "ready to proceed" are:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atkins, Dennis (2008-01-20). "Infrastructure Australia announced by Kevin Rudd". Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Minister for Infrastructure and Transport". Infrastructure Australia. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ 19 May 2008. The Hon Anthony Albanese MP: Media Release.
  4. ^ Infrastructure Australia: "Progress and Action", Report, 2012

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