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Wanted: Infrastructure Australia leaders


The Australian Government has begun the search for a Chief Commissioner and two Commissioners to lead Infrastructure Australia (IA), the Commonwealth’s expert and independent infrastructure adviser.

This is part of the Government’s commitment to re-establishing IA as the pre-eminent adviser on nationally significant infrastructure planning and investment, following an independent review of IA commissioned by the Australian Government in 2022.

The independent review, conducted by Nicole Lockwood and Mike Mrdak, recommended reforms to ensure IA is able to fully deliver on its responsibilities.

There will be a merit-based process to select the Commissioners, including the Chief Commissioner, to ensure they have the appropriate skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience to lead and deliver on Infrastructure Australia’s mandate.

The refreshed IA will better support government infrastructure investment objectives, including through improved evaluation of infrastructure proposals and providing a more targeted infrastructure priority list aligned to the Government’s infrastructure policy objectives.

Applicants will be assessed by an Australian Government selection panel against specific criteria, and the merit-based process will identify suitable candidates for my consideration.

The decision to introduce three commissioners for IA, who will be supported by an advisory council with experts from infrastructure and related sectors and senior public service officials, will strengthen the foundations for better decisions on significant infrastructure investment, improving outcomes for Australians.

With these strengthened foundations, we can build the infrastructure Australia needs to connect people and opportunity, to connect people with each other, and to leave a lasting legacy.

More detail on the Chief Commissioner position can be found at

More detail on the Commissioner positions can be found at

Applications should be received through the online recruitment system for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts by 11:59pm on Monday, March 18.


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