Infrastructure and Regional Development
The Transport and Infrastructure Council (the Council) under the direction of the Council of Australian Governments, brings together Commonwealth (Chair), state, territory and New Zealand Ministers with portfolio responsibilities for transport, infrastructure, roads, and planning, as well as the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). The Council plays a key role in delivering national reforms to improve the efficiency and productivity of Australia’s infrastructure and transport systems, and ensure these systems drive economic growth, increase employment opportunities, support social connectivity and enhance quality of life for all Australians. The Council’s national reform priorities are framed around the following key themes: • Integrating national rail, road, aviation, port and maritime supply chains, and improving integration between land use and infrastructure planning; • Improving system efficiency and extracting the greatest use from existing infrastructure, while at the same time meeting community expectations of safety, security, access and reliability; • Developing sustainable, efficient funding and delivery models; • Improving the capacity of infrastructure and transport systems to respond to new and emerging challenges and pressures—and to lessen the need for high cost new infrastructure; • Improving the environmental performance of infrastructure and transport systems —including mitigating adverse environmental effects, such as transport emissions; • Continuing a focus on transport safety while maintaining awareness of technological developments (positive and disruptive) that may impact safety and security; and • Removing barriers to innovation, and capitalising on new and emerging technologies. The Council operates under the COAG Council System and Best Practice Secretariat Operations. The Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials' Committee (TISOC) has primary responsibility for formulating and progressing the Council’s strategic agenda. Membership comprises of Commonwealth (Chair), state and territory transport, infrastructure and ALGA Chief Executive Officers. The Council also has a website that can be accessed at <www.transportinfrastructurecouncil.gov.au> and releases a formal Communique at the completion of each meeting. The Transport and Infrastructure Council (the Council) under the direction of the Council of Australian Governments, brings together Commonwealth (Chair), state, territory and New Zealand Ministers with portfolio responsibilities for transport, infrastructure, roads, and planning, as well as the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). The Council plays a key role in delivering national reforms to improve the efficiency and productivity of Australia’s infrastructure and transport systems, and ensure these systems drive economic growth, increase employment opportunities, support social connectivity and enhance quality of life for all Australians. The Council’s national reform priorities are framed around the following key themes: • Integrating national rail, road, aviation, port and maritime supply chains, and improving integration between land use and infrastructure planning; • Improving system efficiency and extracting the greatest use from existing infrastructure, while at the same time meeting community expectations of safety, security, access and reliability; • Developing sustainable, efficient funding and delivery models; • Improving the capacity of infrastructure and transport systems to respond to new and emerging challenges and pressures—and to lessen the need for high cost new infrastructure; • Improving the environmental performance of infrastructure and transport systems —including mitigating adverse environmental effects, such as transport emissions; • Continuing a focus on transport safety while maintaining awareness of technological developments (positive and disruptive) that may impact safety and security; and • Removing barriers to innovation, and capitalising on new and emerging technologies. The Council operates under the COAG Council System and Best Practice Secretariat Operations.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    G. Ministerial Councils and Related Bodies including those Established by the COAG

  • Established By / Under

    COAG

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    16

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    13 December 2013

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