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10 April 2017

Infrastructure experts with real world experience in delivering major projects will lead Queensland’s number one infrastructure priority as members of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority Board.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad welcomed the board members.

“The Board has a mix of skills and experience from across the nation and the knowledge and drive needed to deliver our number one infrastructure priority Cross River Rail.

“Mr Frankie Carroll will chair the Board as Director General of the department charged with administering the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority Act 2016.

“His infrastructure experience spans water, construction and energy and he already has a thorough understanding of Cross River Rail which is essential for this role.

“Joining Mr Carroll is an exceptional team with experience in large-scale public and private infrastructure projects.

“Former Transport Minister Paul Lucas will be Deputy Chair and he will be joined by Infrastructure Association of Queensland co-founder Lucy Snelling, current NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer Mary O’Kane and NRL Sydney Roosters executive John Lee, who also has extensive transport expertise.”

The Commonwealth Government representative is Mike Mrdak AO, Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and a Brisbane City Council nominee may be added at a later date.

Ms Trad said Cross River Rail will remove the bottleneck across the Brisbane River, freeing up the transport network right across South East Queensland.

“Cross River Rail will provide better connections across the region, getting commuters home faster and creating thousands of jobs,” Ms Trad said.

“The project also creates a unique opportunity to drive new development and growth areas across South East Queensland.

“The Board will act as an independent, commercially-focused statutory body to lead the development, procurement and delivery of Cross River Rail and drive urban renewal within the economic and development corridor.”

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