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Committee focuses on infrastructure procurement

Issue date: Friday, 4 June 2021

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A new parliamentary inquiry will examine procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure.

Committee Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities, Mr John Alexander OAM MP, said ‘this is an important and timely inquiry as Australia focuses on its economic recovery.’

The Australian Government has committed $110 billion to a 10-year infrastructure pipeline, as part of Australia’s Economic Recovery Plan. This includes $15.2 billion in new commitments to infrastructure projects in the 2021-22 Budget.

‘Given the size of this investment, it is important that procurement practices for these government-funded infrastructure projects provide the best value for tax-payer dollars and support developing Australian industry capabilities and Australian jobs,’ said Mr Alexander.

‘The committee will examine challenges and opportunities to enhance Australia’s sovereign industry capability, including for Australian-owned businesses. We are keen to hear about: what is working well here and internationally; opportunities to improve procurement practices; and how governments at all levels can better cooperate on infrastructure procurement.’

The committee invites submissions from stakeholders and interested parties. The full terms of reference are available on the committee’s website.

Submissions are being sought by Friday, 16 July 2021. Submissions can be made online or by emailing itc.reps@aph.gov.au.

Media inquiries

Mr John Alexander OAM MP, Committee Chair
Electorate: 02 9869 4288, Parliament: 02 6277 4804

For background information

Please contact the committee secretariat
Phone: 02 6277 2352, Email: ITC.reps@aph.gov.au
Website: www.aph.gov.au/itc

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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