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|Statutory authority overview|
|Formed||April 9, 2008|
|Jurisdiction||Commonwealth of Australia|
|Statutory authority executive||
|Parent department||Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development|
Infrastructure Australia is an independent statutory body providing independent research and advice to all levels of government and industry on the projects and reforms Australia needs to fill the infrastructure gap. The organisation publicly advocates for reforms on key issues including financing, delivering and operating infrastructure and how to better plan and utilise Australia's infrastructure networks.
Infrastructure Australia also has responsibility to determine which nationally significant projects should be on the Infrastructure Priority List. This is a rigorous prioritisation process that ensures there is a consistent pipeline of nationally significant infrastructure projects.
Infrastructure Australia was established in July 2008 to provide advice to the Australian Government under the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008. In 2014, the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 was amended to give Infrastructure Australia new powers, and to create an independent board with the right to appoint its own Chief Executive Officer. The amended Act came into effect on 1 September 2014.
The new Infrastructure Australia Board was formed in September 2014. Led by Chairman Mark Birrell, the 12 members bring experience from business, academia, the public and private sectors. The authority is part of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. The Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher is the responsible minister since 21 September 2015.
Simon Benson $60bn Infrastructure Wishlist to Save our Cities The Australian, February 25, 2017.
Jenny Wiggins Infrastructure Australia says tax land not property to capture value. The Australian Financial Review, December 14, 2016.
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