Innovation in the Governance of New South Wales Infrastructure

Infrastructure NSW (INSW) was created by the O’Farrell Liberal Government in 2011. Its first chairman was former Premier, Nick Greiner, who served a term of two years. I have chaired the Board since July 2013.

When it was established, INSW was a unique and, I believe, innovative governance framework for the prioritisation of public expenditure on physical, economic and social infrastructure.  Previously, there were a variety of infrastructure advisory organisations among the Australian states, but none had the independent structure of INSW, nor its wide scope of responsibilities.

I believe INSW is a commendable and, indeed, courageous governance structure aimed at taking much of the parochial politics out of the process of setting priorities for infrastructure development by capital-constrained governance.


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