The establishment of the independent body aims to combine the expertise of the private and public sectors to develop a 20-year state infrastructure strategy and five year infrastructure plans.
SA Premier Steven Marshall said Infrastructure SA will ensure the state has better planning to support long term economic growth.
“Planning and building infrastructure according to the geography of marginal seats and the timelines of electoral cycles has ended,” Mr Marshall said.
“The establishment of Infrastructure SA was a key election commitment, and I’m delighted that we’ve secured the services of Mr Tony Shepherd in this important role for our state.
“Tony Shepherd’s experience in the infrastructure sphere speaks for itself, with an extensive career in the public and private sectors, including as Chairman of the WestConnex Delivery Authority, overseeing one of Australia’s largest ever transport projects,” he said.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said that Infrastructure SA would help build a strong pipeline of productive infrastructure projects in South Australia.
“Our first state budget delivered a record level of infrastructure spend, with $11.3 billion of infrastructure works budgeted over the next four years alone,” Mr Knoll said.
“Infrastructure SA will help us build on this pipeline of works and ensure South Australia has a long term infrastructure plan for the coming decades.”