Watch the launch of Infrastructure Australia’s 2021 Infrastructure Priority List – a comprehensive investment roadmap to support Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 bushfires and the recent and ongoing drought.

Watch this free and interactive online event to discover the key infrastructure investment needs of our cities, regions and remote communities.


It is crucial that Australia continues to have a comprehensive and robust infrastructure pipeline to guide our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that Australia can cope with future challenges. The Infrastructure Priority List provides evidence-based advice to support an informed discussion about Australia’s spending priorities.

This year's Priority List highlights opportunities to drive economic development in regional communities, in addition to developing gateways to support our international competitiveness.

  • Hear from Infrastructure Australia's CEO, Romilly Madew, and Chief of Infrastructure Prioritisation, Robin Jackson.
  • The launch will be interactive, so please feel free to submit your questions to our speakers throughout the event.
  • The list will be launched live on Friday, February 26th at 11 AM (AEDT).
  • Discover which projects and initiatives feature on this year's list.
  • Find out which areas of infrastructure need focused investment.
  • And learn more about how Infrastructure Australia works with Australia’s governments, infrastructure delivery agencies and other infrastructure bodies to support the efficient and timely delivery of infrastructure projects.


11.00 AM

Welcome from the Infrastructure Priority List launch host, Laura Harvey

11.10 AM

Message from The Hon Michael McCormack MP – Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

11.15 AM

Keynote address on key themes of the 2021 Infrastructure Priority List by Julieanne Alroe – Chair, Infrastructure Australia

11.20 AM

An interactive Q&A session with Romilly Madew – CEO, Infrastructure Australia and Robin Jackson – Chief of Infrastructure Prioritisation, Infrastructure Australia

12.00 PM

Conclusion of the Infrastructure Priority List launch


Julieanne Alroe

Chair – Infrastructure Australia

Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia, the Queensland Ballet and of ERM Power Ltd. In addition, Ms Alroe is a member of the University of Queensland Senate. She is also a Member of the Committee for Brisbane Advisory Board, the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce QLD and is the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute.

Ms Alroe retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009. Ms Alroe has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and was granted the Doctor of the Griffith University (honoris causa) in December 2016. She also is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Chief Executive Women.

Romilly Madew AO FSTE

CEO – Infrastructure Australia

Romilly Madew AO FTSE was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia, in early 2019 and is responsible for overseeing Infrastructure Australia’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.

Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Ms Madew was CEO of Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Ms Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019.

Read Romilly's full biography 

Robin Jackson

Chief of Infrastructure Prioritisation – Infrastructure Australia

Robin Jackson is Infrastructure Australia’s Chief of Infrastructure Prioritisation, with responsibility for advising governments, industry and the community on the infrastructure investments needed to secure a prosperous and sustainable future.

The Infrastructure Prioritisation team oversees the evaluation of nationally significant infrastructure investment proposals and the development of the Infrastructure Priority List, providing a long-term pipeline of high-quality infrastructure investments to guide government investment.


Infrastructure Australia is the nation’s independent infrastructure advisor. We provide research and advice to governments, industry and the community on the infrastructure investments and reforms that will benefit all Australians.

We maintain the Infrastructure Priority List to ensure that public funds are directed towards projects that will deliver the best outcomes for our growing communities.

Our rigorous and independent analysis identifies infrastructure needs and opportunities, to ensure that our infrastructure funds are spent where they are needed most.