Australian Government guidance on the Optus data breach and the Medibank Private Limited and AHM cyber incident.

Independent Review of Infrastructure Australia

The independent reviewers are seeking submissions from key stakeholders in the infrastructure sector to understand views, experience and expectations for the future of Infrastructure Australia. Other members of the community are also welcome to provide advice to the Reviewers.

A set of guiding questions have been prepared by the Reviewers to assist in the consultation process, and can be accessed below. The questions are intended to initiate discussion, rather than limit it, and the reviewers welcome all feedback, including on matters not covered in the enclosed questions.

All submissions will be published for transparency, unless requested otherwise.

Why we want your input

We want your input to help shape the future of Infrastructure Australia.

How you can voice your opinion

You can have your say by responding to the guiding questions below and lodging your submission by email to

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submission will help inform the review.

The Issue

On 22 July 2022, the Australian Government announced an independent review of Infrastructure Australia (the Review). The Review will consider Infrastructure Australia's role as an independent adviser to the Commonwealth on nationally significant infrastructure priorities and advise on what changes may be needed to Infrastructure Australia's focus, priorities and - if necessary - legislation.

The Review will ensure that Infrastructure Australia is positioned to achieve its core purpose—to provide quality, independent advice to the Commonwealth on nationally significant infrastructure that supports the economy, builds the nation and addresses future needs.

The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Review are below.


The Australian Government has appointed Ms Nicole Lockwood and Mr Mike Mrdak AO to lead the review.

Nicole Lockwood

Ms Lockwood is the Chair of Infrastructure Western Australia, a member of the Boards of the Green Building Council of Australia, the WA Association for Mental Health, and is also a non-executive Director of NBN Co.

Mike Mrdak AO

Mr Mrdak is President and CEO for Australia and New Zealand of NEC. He is a previous Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, and of the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Relevant documentation


29 Jul 2022 09:00 AEST
19 Aug 2022 12:00 AEST

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively, you can send a written submission to:

Director - Engagement, Advisory and Projects Section
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 594