About INSW

Infrastructure NSW was established in July 2011 to assist the NSW Government in identifying and prioritising the delivery of critical public infrastructure for NSW. It is an independent statutory agency, established under the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011.

A major task for Infrastructure NSW was the preparation of a 20 year State Infrastructure Strategy which was delivered to the NSW Premier in September 2012 and publicly released on 3 October 2012.

The Strategy that is adopted by the Premier will be implemented through annual Five Year Infrastructure Plans which identify specific major infrastructure projects to be undertaken as a priority. Infrastructure NSW will be required to prepare these plans and expects to deliver the first Five Year Infrastructure Plan in early 2013.

In addition to developing the 20 Year State Infrastructure Strategy and Five Year Infrastructure Plans, Infrastructure NSW's functions, as outlined in the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011, are to:

  • prepare sectoral State infrastructure strategy statements;
  • prepare project implementation plans for major infrastructure projects;
  • review and evaluate proposed major infrastructure projects by government agencies or the private sector and other proposed infrastructure projects;
  • oversee and monitor the delivery of major infrastructure projects and other infrastructure projects identified in plans adopted by the Premier;
  • carry out or be responsible for the delivery of a specified major infrastructure project in accordance with an order of the Premier;
  • assess the risks involved in planning, funding, delivering and maintaining infrastructure, and the management of those risks;
  • provide advice to the Premier on economic or regulatory impediments to the efficient delivery of specific infrastructure projects or infrastructure projects in specific sectors;
  • provide advice to the Premier on appropriate funding models for infrastructure;
  • co-ordinate the infrastructure funding submissions of the State and its agencies to the Commonwealth Government and to other bodies;
  • carry out reviews of completed infrastructure projects at the request of the Premier; and
  • provide advice on any matter relating to infrastructure that the Premier requests. 

Read more about specific Infrastructure NSW projects, including our leadership role in managing the delivery of the new Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct at Darling Harbour. 

Latest News

Shared bridge marks start of Grand Pacific Walk

Friday, August 01, 2014

Minister for the Ilawarra John Ajaka and Member for Heathcote Lee Evans today joined Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery to inspect a newly completed shared pathway bridge at Coalcliff. The $5 million committed by the NSW Government to this project is part of a pool of $100 million made available to 12 projects through the Restart Illawarra Infrastructure Fund. Read more

Cobbora Transition Fund kick starts projects and creates jobs

Friday, August 01, 2014

Member for Dubbo and Chair of the Cobbora Transition Fund Troy Grant and Member for Barwon, Minister for Western NSW Kevin Humphries today announced $16 million from the NSW Government’s Cobbora Transition Fund will kick-start 12 infrastructure projects across the region. Read more

Boat Show sails into Glebe Island

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island’s biggest public show yet was officially opened today by NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner as the first of 60,000 visitors arrived by water and by land for the 47th Sydney International Boat Show. Read more