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Genex Welcomes Approval for the NAIF to proceed to full due diligence phase

The NAIF Board has approved the Genex Power Limited Stage 2 large-scale solar and hydro pumped storage projects at Kidston to proceed to the due diligence phase of the NAIF Application and Approval Procedure.

Speeches and Presentations

Presentation to the CEDA Queensland Economic Forum 2017, 13 July 2017

Ms Laurie Walker, CEO presentation to the CEDA Queensland Economic Development Forum 2017 on 13 July 2017.

Recorded Address to the CEDA Queensland Economic Forum 2017, 13 July 2017

CEDA’s recording of Ms Laurie Walker, CEO presentation to the CEDA Queensland Economic Development Forum 2017 on 13 July 2017.

NAIF United States and Canada Investor Meetings, Guest of Austrade

Ms Laurie Walker, CEO presentation to United States and Canadian international investors.

Address to the Developing Northern Australia Conference, 19 June 2017

Ms Sharon Warburton, Chair provided a key note address to the Developing Northern Australia Conference on 19 June 2017.

Address to the 8th Annual Queensland Transport Conference, 24 May 2017

Ms Laurie Walker, CEO provided a key note address to the 8th Annual Queensland Transport Summit on 24 May 2017.

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility launch 11 August 2016

Chairman Ms Sharon Warburton, opening address at the launch of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

Senate Estimates Opening Statements

Opening Statement 1 June 2017

NAIF’s Opening Statement to Senate Estimates 1 June 2017.

Opening Statement 2 March 2017

NAIF’s Opening Statement to Senate Estimates 2 March 2017.

Articles and Blog Posts

NAIF Update July 2017

An update on activities on the first anniversary of NAIF’s establishment 1 July 2016.

Asian Growth Encourages Aussie Focus on North’s Infrastructure, 20 July 2017

Ms Colleen Schreiber, of Livestock Weekly (United States) has published an article regarding infrastructure and investment opportunities in northern Australia.

Investing in Infrastructure in Far North Queensland to drive public benefit

Ms Laurie Walker, CEO discusses the potential opportunities to grow communities and create employment opportunities in northern Queensland, ahead of the CEDA Queensland Economic Development Forum on 13 July 2017.

Ministerial Announcements

Cairns-based CEO appointed to Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, announces the appointment of Ms Laurie Walker as NAIF’s Chief Executive Officer.

Northern Australia Annual Statement 11 October 2016

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, First Annual Statement on progress of the implementation of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future.

Speech to CEDA 30 September 2016

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan address to CEDA.

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility launch 11 August 2016

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, key note address at the launch of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

Northern Australia headed in the right direction 11 August 2016

The NAIF is open for business and starting the important work of building investment and creating jobs across northern Australia.

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Passes Parliament

Legislation to establish the NAIF has passed Parliament enabling it to commence from July. The Board of the NAIF is announced.

NAIF Bill 2016, Second Reading Speech, March 2016

Second reading speech following introduction of the NAIF Bill 2016, 17 March 2016.

Cairns to host Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The Government confirms the NAIF is to be located in Cairns and will be supported by Efic.