Infrastructure NSW

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Infrastructure NSW
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Logo of INSW
Agency overview
Formed 1 July 2011 (2011-07-01)
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
Parent department Department of Premier and Cabinet
Key document
  • Infrastructure NSW Act 2011

Infrastructure NSW (often abbreviated as INSW) is an agency of the Government of New South Wales that provides independent advice to assist the NSW Government in identifying and prioritising the delivery of critical public infrastructure across the Australian state of New South Wales for economic and social wellbeing.

The agency was created in 2011 by the then Premier of New South Wales, Barry O'Farrell and it is now responsible to the current Premier, Mike Baird MP.


The independent agency, established under the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011, was set up in July 2011 to plan and oversee a wide-ranging upgrade of the state's infrastructure. One of INSW's initial major tasks was to deliver a 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy, which was delivered in September 2012. Other priorities for the body are the redevelopment of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, planning of the WestConnex and traffic management around Sydney Airport and Port Botany.[1][2]

In May 2011, O'Farrell appointed former Liberal Premier Nick Greiner as chairman[3] and in June, economist and ex-Sydney Water boss Paul Broad was appointed as the chief executive officer, on a reported salary of up to A$500,000.[4][5]

On 23 May 2013, both Greiner and Broad quit their respective roles at Infrastructure NSW over repeated disputes with the O'Farrell government.[6] The former head of the Australian Business Council Graham Bradley was appointed as the new chairman and former Victorian Secretary of Treasury Jim Betts became interim CEO. INSW is due to deliver the government a five-year infrastructure plan as part of the 2013 July state budget.[6] [7]

Board members[edit]

The Board of Infrastructure NSW contains a total of eleven members, including the chief executive officer, Chairman, five private sector members and four senior NSW public servants:

Past Board members include Griener, Broad, David Gonski AC, Chris Eccles, and Sam Haddad


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