Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    Experts sought for Infrastructure WA board positions

    21/05/2019 12:30 PM
    • Expressions of interest (EOI) open for the Infrastructure WA board
    • Establishing Infrastructure WA was a key McGowan Labor Government election commitment
    • Infrastructure WA to provide expert advice to the Government on infrastructure matters, to drive investment and create jobs  

    The McGowan Government is calling for expressions of interest to join the Infrastructure WA board, to provide independent advice to Government on the State's long-term, job-creating infrastructure priorities. 


    The EOI seeks high calibre applicants with excellent leadership qualities and significant experience in infrastructure policy, planning, strategy, funding, financing and/or delivery.


    The board of up to 10 members will comprise both public and private sector representatives. 


    As the governing body of Infrastructure WA, the board will advise Government on the State's infrastructure needs and priorities, and ensure maximum value from every dollar spent by government agencies on major proposals.


    Investment in infrastructure is critical in growing the economy, generating jobs, and supporting sustainable and vibrant communities. As Infrastructure WA chairperson-designate, John Langoulant AO will oversee the expression of interest process.


    Infrastructure WA's key roles include:

    • Preparing a 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy;
    • Assessing and reporting on major government infrastructure proposals prior to investment decisions being made;
    • Providing advice on infrastructure priorities and funding and financing options; and
    • Co-ordinating the State's submissions to Infrastructure Australia. 

    Expressions of interest are being sought until May 31, 2019.  For more information, visit https://www.dpc.wa.gov.au/IWA-EOI.aspx


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "The Infrastructure WA board will support accountable and transparent decision-making for future infrastructure investment in Western Australia. 


    "Infrastructure WA will create a pipeline of investment in WA that will deliver important infrastructure and long-term jobs.


    "It will also address a number of issues that were highlighted in the Special Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects. The Infrastructure WA board will provide the necessary governance to ensure these issues are addressed.


    "I expect the Infrastructure WA board to hold the community's interests as the highest priority, ensuring that strategic infrastructure creates jobs and delivers social, economic and environmental outcomes for all Western Australians.


    "Establishing Infrastructure WA will support a strong economy through improving infrastructure planning, providing greater business certainty and supporting the creation of jobs."


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