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The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) offers up to $5 billion over 5 years in finance which may be on concessional terms to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits Northern Australia. This may include developments in airports, communications, energy, ports, rail and water. It also includes health, education and research facilities and training facilities The NAIF Board was established on 1 July 2016. Its legislative functions include making investment decisions within the scope of the investment mandate issued by the responsible Minister; and ensuring the proper, efficient and effective performance of the NAIF’s functions.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes, but not tabled

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2016

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Chairman Sharon Warburton 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Ms. Laurie Walker 24 October 2016 31 October 2019
Member Ms. Karla Way-McPhail 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Bill Shannon 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Khory McCormick 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Justin Mannolini 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Barry Coulter 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
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