The Australian Logistics Council has warmly welcomed the appointment of Sir Rod Eddington as the inaugural chair of Infrastructure Australia.
“Sir Rod Eddington brings global perspective and experience from his extensive career in the domestic and international transport industry to this vital role as chair of Infrastructure Australia,” says Hal Morris, Chief Executive of the Australian Logistics Council.
“Infrastructure Australia is a critical innovation, ensuring the Australian Government takes a long term, comprehensive view of the infrastructure needs of our Nation.’
“Transport and Logistics underpins the Australian economy, impacting on every aspect of Australians’ lives.”
“It is worth 14.5 per cent of our GDP, or $150 billion each year to our national bottom line employing an estimated 1.5 million Australians,” Morris says.
“Importantly, however, every industry in our nation relies on the transport and logistics industry to deliver, on time and in full in order to do their jobs.”
“Improving Australia’s transport network and infrastructure will therefore be central to Infrastructure Australia role.”
“The ALC and the transport and logistics industry is pleased to see Sir Rod Eddington appointed chair as he has a comprehensive and multi-modal experience particularly in the aviation industry.”
“Decisions on our transport networks, as well as other critical national infrastructure, are too important to get wrong,” Morris adds.
“Sir Rod Eddington’s appointment today is a big step on in the right direction by the Rudd Government and Minister Albanese.”