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About the Council

The Council plays a key role in delivering national reforms to improve the efficiency and productivity of Australia’s infrastructure and transport systems, and ensure these systems drive economic growth, increase employment opportunities, support social connectivity and enhance quality of life for all Australians.

The Council’s national reform priorities are framed around the following key themes:

The Council operates under the COAG Council System and Best Practice Secretariat Operations.


Chairing responsibility resides with the Commonwealth with the Council usually meeting twice a year with venues rotating among the States, Territories and New Zealand.

At the end of each meeting, the Council issues a communiqué that summarises the meeting’s discussions and outcomes. The communiqués are available on the Communiqué page of this web site.

Governance Model

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Last Updated: 21 February, 2017