John McVeigh

Federal Member for Groom
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government

John McVeigh MP


FAQ - Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The first meeting of the Northern Australia Advisory Council (NAAC) was held in Townsville on 20 July, 2017.

The NAAC will advise the Minister responsible for northern Australia on issues including industry development, Indigenous employment, infrastructure and long-term planning.

The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is a major long term initiative of the Australian Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. It may offer concessional loans to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefit the development of northern Australia.

Investment decisions for the NAIF are a matter for its skills-based independent board. Applications will be assessed against merit criteria set out under the NAIF’s investment mandate.

Further information on the investment mandate and eligibility criteria for the NAIF can be found at


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