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Tony Abbott made it clear that he wanted to be recognised
and remembered as the 'Infrastructure Prime Minister',
and, one year after being elected, we have ful lled our
election commitments to get major projects underway.
We have a substantial agenda for the future, which
will play a key role in transforming the infrastructure of
I would like to acknowledge the Hon Mark Birrell,
who was the founding Chairman of Infrastructure
Partnerships Australia until 2013. In September 2014,
I was pleased to appoint him as the new Chairman of
On 1 September 2014, the Coalition Government's
governance reforms for Infrastructure Australia began.
Now, Infrastructure Australia is a truly independent
advisory body, with a Chief Executive Of cer responsible
to the Board.
The Government will welcome and value its
considered advice on the infrastructure needs of this
country into the future.
In order to get ahead of political decision-making,
Infrastructure Australia has been given a mandate to
identify Australia's long-term infrastructure needs for a
rolling 15-year plan to be updated every ve years.
The Hon Warren Truss MP
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure
and Regional Development the Hon Warren Truss MP
discusses the role and function of the reformed
Infrastructure Australia, the deepening pipeline of
projects currently underway throughout the nation, and
the Federal Government's Asset Recycling Initiative.
• The Commonwealth Government is rmly
committed to infrastructure investment -- and
• The Abbott Government's rst budget lifted
federal investment to record highs.
• Infrastructure Australia will play a central role in
guiding investment and reform.
• The Commonwealth's Asset Recycling Initiative
is an important incentive for state infrastructure
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