Graeme Newton.
Graeme Newton.

New boss in infrastructure

MINISTER for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe is pleased to announce Graeme Newton as the new Director General of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.

The State Government will now move to finalise his appointment as Co-ordinator General from his commencement on August 30.

Mr Newton is the current CEO of Queensland Water Infrastructure and has had a long history of working at a senior level to provide for Queensland’s immediate and future infrastructure needs.

“Graeme will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role and will be a valuable addition in my Department,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“I look forward to receiving his direction and advice, as I continue to deliver the nation’s biggest infrastructure program.”

Mr Newton’s previous roles have included Project Director at Stanwell Corporation, General Manager of Burnett Water and Director of Burnett Water and Director of the State Infrastructure Plan Taskforce.

Mr Hinchliffe also thanked current Director General and Co-ordinator-General Colin Jensen for the professionalism, integrity and passion he brought to the role over the past three years.

“I’d like to congratulate Colin on his appointment as Brisbane City Council’s CEO and wish him well in this challenging and rewarding position. I look forward to continuing to work with Colin in his exciting new role.”

Prior to working in his role as the Director General and Co-ordinator General of Infrastructure and Planning, Mr Jensen was Deputy Director General of Queensland Transport.

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