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ARF invited to nominate representatives to IA Council

The ARF has put forward two nominees for the Federal Government’s new Infrastructure Australia Council.

The ARF nominees are Australian Local Government Association President, Cr Paul Bell AM, and Abigroup Contractors’ Executive Director Operations, David Jurd.

The ARF was invited to submit nominations for consideration for the 12-member Council by the office of the Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese. The Council, which will consist of Commonwealth, State and private sector representatives, will advise the Federal Government and COAG on infrastructure issues.

ARF Chief Executive, Ian Webb, says the two ARF nominees have vast experience and offer very different skills sets.

“Cr Bell has across-the-board policy experience in several infrastructure contexts, while Mr Jurd brings enormous practical - and current - construction and feasibility experience,” Mr Webb says.

“ARF believes both these candidates if chosen would make an excellent contribution to the Council’s work.”

Submitted by Mark Bowmer on Monday February 18th 2008 10:03am