Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

New National Transport Commission member appointed

Media Release

WT169/2014

12 September 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced the appointment of Mr Neil Scales OBE as a member of the National Transport Commission.

“Mr Scales will bring a wealth of experience in transport planning and leadership to his role as a Commissioner,” Mr Truss said.

“He is currently the Director-General of Queensland's Department of Transport and Main Roads, responsible for an operating budget of almost $5.5 billion and managing assets worth almost $59 billion.

“As Director-General, Mr Scales has shown outstanding commitment to transport recovery and resilience in the aftermath of floods in the state.”

Mr Truss said Mr Scales would also bring an international perspective to the Commission, having previously worked in the UK transport industry.

“In the north of England, Mr Scales was the Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside,” he said.

“His Australian and international experience sees Mr Scales well placed to make a valuable contribution to the National Transport Commission.

“Mr Scales' appointment to the National Transport Commission is until the end of December 2016.”

The National Transport Commission is an inter-governmental agency charged with improving the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia's road, rail and intermodal transport system.

For more information on the Commission, visit www.ntc.gov.au/