Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

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Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
The Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Barnaby Joyce

since 22 June 2021 (2021-06-22)
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Thomas Paterson
(as Minister for Markets and Transport)
Formation1928
Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government
Coulton-mark-portrait.jpg
Incumbent
Mark Coulton

since 26 May 2019 (2019-05-26)
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Charles Marr
(as Minister in charge of Territories)
Formation6 January 1932 (1932-01-06)

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development in the Government of Australia is Barnaby Joyce, serving since 22 June 2021. Joyce is also the leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. [1]

Contents

The Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government is Mark Coulton since 2019, replacing Senator Bridget McKenzie who served in the role from 2018 to 2019. [2]

The urban infrastructure portfolio is held by the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts , currently Paul Fletcher since 2020.

The Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories is Nola Marino since 2019, replacing Sussan Ley, who served in the role from 2018 to 2019. [2]

Scope

In the Government of Australia, the minister has overall responsibility for all of the matters falling within the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government portfolio, including regulation, safety and funding in relation to aviation, shipping, roads and railways and policy on regional development, local government and the territories, including the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

History

Under the Constitution of Australia the federal government was not given any specific responsibilities for transport, except for "railway construction and extension in any State with the consent of that State" (section 51(xxxiv)). In 1916, Billy Hughes appointed Patrick Lynch as Minister for Works and Railways to administer Commonwealth Railways and the construction of the Trans-Australian Railway. In December 1928, Stanley Bruce appointed Thomas Paterson as Minister for Markets and Transport, which included responsibility for funding road construction via grants to the states. In January 1932, this portfolio was renamed Minister for Transport, but in April 1932 it was absorbed into the new portfolio of Minister for the Interior along with the position of Minister for Works and Railways.

In December 1938, with the growth of significance of civil aviation and the commonwealth's assumption of responsibility for regulating it under international treaties, Joseph Lyons appointed Harold Thorby as the first Minister for Civil Aviation. In 1941 Robert Menzies re-established the transport portfolio with the appointment of Hubert Lawrence Anthony. The Curtin government was determined to establish a government shipping company, ultimately the Australian National Lines, and John Curtin appointed Jack Beasley as Minister for Supply and Development in 1941. This position was renamed Minister for Shipping, Fuel and Transport in 1950 under the Menzies government and Minister for Shipping and Transport in 1951. Gough Whitlam combined the transport and civil aviation porfolios in 1973, but it was re-divided with Malcolm Fraser's appointment of Wal Fife as Minister for Aviation in 1982. Bob Hawke abolished the aviation portfolio in 1987 with the creation of the "super" departments. Since 1987, there has been a single senior transport minister in Cabinet.

Agency and bodies

Other agencies and bodies the portfolio include:

List of ministers for infrastructure, transport and regional development

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, or any precedent titles: [3] [4]

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Thomas Paterson Country Bruce Minister for Markets and Transport10 December 192822 October 1929316 days
2 Parker Moloney Labor Scullin 22 October 192921 April 19302 years, 76 days
Minister for Transport21 April 19306 January 1932
3 Archdale Parkhill United Australia Lyons 6 January 193212 April 193297 days
4 Larry Anthony Country Menzies Minister for Transport26 June 194128 August 1941316 days
Fadden 28 August 19417 October 1941
5 George Lawson Labor Curtin 7 October 194121 September 19431 year, 349 days
6 Eddie Ward 21 September 19436 July 19456 years, 89 days
Forde 6 July 194513 July 1945
Chifley 13 July 194519 December 1949
7 Howard Beale   Liberal Menzies 19 December 194917 March 195088 days
8 George McLeay Minister for Shipping, Fuel and Transport17 March 195011 May 19515 years, 181 days
Minister for Shipping and Transport11 May 195114 September 1955
9 John Spicer 14 September 195527 September 195513 days
10 Shane Paltridge 27 September 19555 February 19604 years, 131 days
11 Hubert Opperman 5 February 196018 December 19633 years, 316 days
12 Gordon Freeth 18 December 196321 January 19664 years, 72 days
Holt 26 January 196619 December 1967
McEwen 19 December 196710 January 1968
Gorton 10 January 196828 February 1968
13 Ian Sinclair Country 28 February 19685 February 19712 years, 342 days
14 Peter Nixon 5 February 197110 March 19711 year, 304 days
McMahon 10 March 19715 December 1972
15 Gough Whitlam Labor Whitlam 5 December 197219 December 197214 days
16 Charles Jones Minister for Transport19 December 197211 November 19752 years, 327 days
n/aPeter Nixon National Country Fraser 11 November 19758 December 19794 years, 27 days
17 Ralph Hunt 8 December 19797 May 19823 years, 93 days
Minister for Transport and Construction7 May 198216 October 1982
National 16 October 198211 March 1983
18 Peter Morris Labor Hawke Minister for Transport11 March 198324 July 19874 years, 135 days
19 Gareth Evans Minister for Transport and Communications24 July 19872 September 19881 year, 40 days
20 Ralph Willis 2 September 19884 April 19901 year, 214 days
21 Kim Beazley 4 April 19909 December 19911 year, 249 days
22 John Kerin 9 December 199120 December 199118 days
Keating 20 December 199127 December 1991
23 Graham Richardson 27 December 199118 May 1992143 days
24 Bob Collins 18 May 199224 December 19931 year, 220 days
25 Laurie Brereton Minister for Transport24 December 199311 March 19962 years, 78 days
26 John Sharp   Nationals Howard Minister for Transport and Regional Development11 March 199625 September 19971 year, 198 days
27 Mark Vaile 25 September 199721 October 19981 year, 26 days
28 John Anderson Minister for Transport and Regional Services21 October 19986 July 20056 years, 258 days
29 Warren Truss 6 July 200529 September 20061 year, 85 days
n/aMark Vaile29 September 20063 December 20071 year, 65 days
30 Anthony Albanese  Labor Rudd Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government3 December 200724 June 20105 years, 289 days
Gillard 24 June 201028 June 2010
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport14 September 201027 June 2013
Rudd 27 June 201318 September 2013
n/aWarren Truss Nationals Abbott Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development18 September 201315 September 20152 years, 153 days
Turnbull 15 September 201518 February 2016
31 Darren Chester Minister for Infrastructure and Transport18 February 201620 December 20171 year, 305 days
32 Barnaby Joyce 20 December 201726 February 201868 days
33 Michael McCormack 26 February 201828 August 20183 years, 116 days
Morrison Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development28 August 201822 June 2021
n/aBarnaby Joyce22 June 2021Incumbent1 day

List of ministers for local government

The following individuals have been appointed Minister for Local Government, or any precedent titles: [3]

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Tom Uren Labor Whitlam Minister for Urban and Regional Development19 December 197211 November 19752 years, 327 days
2 John Carrick Liberal Fraser 11 November 197522 December 197541 days
(1)Tom UrenLabor Hawke Minister for Territories and Local Government,
Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Community Development and Regional Affairs
11 March 198313 December 19844 years, 135 days
Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services13 December 198424 July 1987
3 Margaret Reynolds LaborHawkeMinister for Local Government18 September 19874 April 19902 years, 198 days
4 Wendy Fatin 4 April 199020 December 19911 year, 267 days
Keating 20 December 199127 December 1991
5 David Simmons 27 December 199124 March 19931 year, 87 days
6 Brian Howe Minister for Housing, Local Government and Community Services24 March 199323 December 19931 year, 1 day
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Human Services23 December 199325 March 1994
7 Warwick Smith Liberal Howard Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government11 March 19969 October 19971 year, 212 days
8 Alex Somlyay Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government9 October 199721 October 19981 year, 12 days
9 Sandy Macdonald NationalMinister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government21 October 199826 November 20013 years, 36 days
10 Wilson Tuckey LiberalHowardMinister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government25 January 20027 October 20031 year, 255 days
11 Ian Campbell Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads7 October 200318 July 2004285 days
12 Jim Lloyd 18 July 20043 December 20073 years, 138 days
13 Anthony Albanese Labor Rudd Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government3 December 200724 June 20102 years, 207 days
Gillard 24 June 201028 June 2010
14 Simon Crean Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government28 June 201025 March 20132 years, 270 days
(13)Anthony AlbaneseMinister for Regional Development and Local Government25 March 20131 July 201398 days
15 Catherine King RuddMinister for Regional Australia, Local Government and Territories1 July 201318 September 201379 days
16 Paul Fletcher Liberal Turnbull Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects21 September 201519 July 2016302 days
17 Fiona Nash NationalMinister for Local Government and Territories19 July 201627 October 20171 year, 100 days
18 Darren Chester 27 October 201720 December 201754 days
19 John McVeigh Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government20 December 201724 August 2018251 days
Morrison 24 August 201828 August 2018
20 Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation28 August 201829 May 2019274 days
21 Mark Coulton Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government29 May 20196 February 2020253 days
Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government6 February 2020Incumbent1 year, 137 days

List of ministers for population, cities and urban infrastructure

The following individuals have served as the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, or any other precedent titles: [3]

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1Tom Uren Labor Whitlam Minister for Urban and Regional Development19 December 197211 November 19752 years, 327 days
2John CarrickLiberal Fraser 11 November 197522 December 197541 days
3 Jamie Briggs  Liberal Turnbull Minister for Cities and the Built Environment21 September 201529 December 201599 days
4 Paul Fletcher Liberal Turnbull Minister for Urban Infrastructure19 July 201620 December 20172 years, 39 days
Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities20 December 201728 August 2018
5 Alan Tudge Liberal Morrison Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population28 August 201829 May 20192 years, 116 days
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure29 May 2019229 December 2020
For subsequent appointments, see the Minister for Urban Infrastructure

List of ministers for territories

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Territories, or any precedent titles: [3]

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Charles Marr United Australia LyonsMinister in charge of Territories6 January 193224 May 19342 years, 138 days
2 Harry Lawson 24 May 193412 October 1934141 days
3 George Pearce 12 October 193429 November 19373 years, 48 days
4 Billy Hughes 29 November 19377 November 1938343 days
5 John Perkins Minister without portfolio administering External Territories7 November 19388 November 19381 day
6 Eric Harrison 8 November 19387 April 1939169 days
Page7 April 193926 April 1939
n/aJohn PerkinsMenzies26 April 193914 March 1940323 days
7 Horace Nock Country Minister without portfolio in charge of External Territories14 March 194028 October 1940228 days
8 Thomas Collins Minister without portfolio assisting the Prime Minister dealing with External Territories28 October 194026 June 1941241 days
9 Allan McDonald United AustraliaMinister for External Territories26 June 194129 August 1941103 days
Fadden29 August 19417 October 1941
10 James Fraser Labor Curtin7 October 194121 September 19431 year, 349 days
11 Eddie Ward 21 September 19436 July 19456 years, 89 days
Forde6 July 194513 July 1945
Chifley13 July 194519 December 1949
12 Percy Spender Liberal Menzies19 December 194926 April 19511 year, 128 days
13 Richard Casey 27 April 195111 May 195115 days
14 Paul Hasluck Minister for Territories11 May 195118 December 196312 years, 221 days
15 Charles Barnes Country18 December 196326 January 19668 years, 38 days
Holt26 January 196619 December 1967
McEwen19 December 196710 January 1968
Gorton10 January 196828 February 1968
Minister for External Territories28 February 196810 March 1971
McMahon10 March 197125 January 1972
16 Andrew Peacock Liberal25 January 19725 December 1972315 days
17 Gough Whitlam 1 LaborWhitlam5 December 197219 December 197214 days
18 Bill Morrison 19 December 197230 November 1973346 days
19 Tom Uren LaborHawkeMinister for Territories and Local Government11 March 198313 December 19841 year, 277 days
20 Gordon Scholes Minister for Territories13 December 198424 July 19872 years, 223 days
21 John Brown Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories24 July 198718 December 1987147 days
22 Gary Punch Minister for the Arts and Territories19 January 19882 September 1988227 days
22 Clyde Holding 2 September 198822 May 19891 year, 214 days
Minister for the Arts, Tourism and Territories22 May 19894 April 1990
23 David Simmons 4 April 199020 December 19911 year, 267 days
Keating20 December 199127 December 1991
24 Wendy Fatin Minister for the Arts and Territories27 December 199124 March 19931 year, 87 days
25 Ros Kelly Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories24 March 19931 March 1994342 days
26 Graham Richardson 1 March 199425 March 199424 days
27 John Faulkner 25 March 199411 March 19961 year, 352 days
28 Warwick Smith LiberalHowardMinister for Sport, Territories and Local Government11 March 19969 October 19971 year, 212 days
29 Alex Somlyay Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government9 October 199721 October 19981 year, 12 days
30 Ian Macdonald Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government21 October 199826 November 20013 years, 36 days
31 Wilson Tuckey 25 January 20027 October 20031 year, 255 days
n/aIan MacdonaldMinister for Local Government, Territories and Roads7 October 200318 July 2004285 days
32 Jim Lloyd 18 July 20043 December 20073 years, 138 days
33 Paul Fletcher Liberal Turnbull Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects21 September 201519 July 2016302 days
34 Fiona Nash National Minister for Local Government and Territories19 July 201627 October 20171 year, 100 days
35 Darren Chester 27 October 201720 December 201754 days
36 John McVeigh Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government20 December 201724 August 2018251 days
Morrison 24 August 201828 August 2018
37 Sussan Ley LiberalAssistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories28 August 201829 May 2019274 days
38 Nola Marino 29 May 2019Incumbent2 years, 25 days

Notes

1 Whitlam was one of a two-man ministry consisting of himself and Lance Barnard for two weeks until the full ministry was announced.

Former ministerial titles and portfolios

List of ministers for aviation

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Aviation, or any precedent titles:

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Harold Thorby Country Lyons Minister for Civil Aviation24 November 19387 April 1939153 days
Page 7 April 193926 April 1939
2 James Fairbairn United Australia Menzies 26 April 193913 August 19401 year, 109 days
3 Arthur Fadden Country 14 August 194028 October 194075 days
4 John McEwen 28 October 194028 August 1941344 days
Fadden 28 August 19417 October 1941
5 Arthur Drakeford Labor Curtin 7 October 19416 July 19458 years, 73 days
Forde 6 July 194513 July 1945
Chifley 13 July 194519 December 1949
6 Thomas White   Liberal Menzies 19 December 194911 May 19511 year, 143 days
7 Larry Anthony Country 11 May 19519 July 19543 years, 61 days
8 Athol Townley   Liberal 9 July 195424 October 19562 years, 107 days
9 Shane Paltridge 24 October 195610 June 19647 years, 230 days
10 Denham Henty 10 June 196426 January 19661 year, 230 days
11 Reginald Swartz Holt 26 January 196619 December 19673 years, 290 days
McEwen 19 December 196710 January 1968
Gorton 10 January 196812 November 1969
12 Bob Cotton 12 November 196910 March 19713 years, 23 days
McMahon 10 March 19715 December 1972
13 Gough Whitlam Labor Whitlam 5 December 197219 December 197214 days
14 Charles Jones 19 December 197230 November 19733 years, 23 days
15 Wal Fife   Liberal Fraser Minister for Aviation7 May 198211 March 1983280 days
16 Kim Beazley Labor Hawke 11 March 198313 December 19841 year, 277 days
17 Peter Morris 13 December 198424 July 19872 years, 223 days
18 Gary Punch Labor Hawke Minister for Telecommunications and Aviation Support2 September 198828 March 1989207 days
19 Ros Kelly 6 April 19894 April 1990363 days
20 Bob Collins Labor Hawke Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support7 May 199020 December 19912 years, 20 days
Keating 20 December 199127 December 1991
Minister for Shipping and Aviation27 December 199127 May 1992
21 Peter Cook Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support27 May 199224 March 1993301 days

List of ministers for shipping

The following individuals were appointed as Ministers for Shipping, or any precedent titles:

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Jack Beasley Labor Curtin Ministers for Shipping17 October 19422 February 19452 years, 108 days
2 Bill Ashley 2 February 19456 July 19454 years, 320 days
Chifley 13 July 19456 April 1948
Minister for Shipping and Fuel6 April 194819 December 1949
3 George McLeay   Liberal Menzies 19 December 194917 March 19505 years, 269 days
Minister for Fuel, Shipping and Transport17 March 195011 May 1951
Minister for Shipping and Transport11 May 195114 September 1955
4 John Spicer 14 September 195527 September 195513 days
5 Shane Paltridge 27 September 19555 February 19604 years, 131 days
6 Hubert Opperman 5 February 196018 December 19633 years, 316 days
7 Gordon Freeth 18 December 196321 January 19664 years, 72 days
Holt 26 January 196619 December 1967
McEwen 19 December 196710 January 1968
Gorton 110 January 196828 February 1968
8 Ian Sinclair Country 28 February 19685 February 19712 years, 342 days
9 Peter Nixon 5 February 197110 March 19711 year, 304 days
McMahon 10 March 19715 December 1972
10 Gough Whitlam Labor Whitlam 5 December 197219 December 197214 days
11 Bob Brown Labor Hawke Minister for Land Transport and Shipping Support24 July 19874 April 19902 years, 254 days
12 Bob Collins Minister for Shipping4 April 19907 May 19902 years, 53 days
Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support7 May 199020 December 1991
Keating 20 December 199127 December 1991
Minister for Shipping and Aviation27 December 199127 May 1992
13 Peter Cook Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support27 May 199224 March 1993301 days

List of ministers for works and railways

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Works and Railways, or any precedent titles:

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Patrick Lynch National Labor Hughes Minister for Works and Railways14 November 191617 February 191795 days
2 William Watt Nationalist 17 February 191727 March 19181 year, 38 days
3 Littleton Groom 27 March 191821 December 19213 years, 269 days
4 Richard Foster 21 December 19219 February 19231 year, 50 days
5 Percy Stewart Country Bruce 9 February 19238 August 19241 year, 181 days
6 William Hill 8 August 192429 November 19284 years, 113 days
7 William Gibson Country Bruce Minister for Works and Railways10 December 192822 October 1929316 days
8 Joseph Lyons Labor Scullin 22 October 19294 February 19311 year, 105 days
9 Albert Green 4 February 19316 January 1932336 days
10 Charles Marr United Australia Lyons 6 January 193212 April 193297 days

List of ministers for major projects, territories, and local government

The following individuals have been appointed as the Minister for Major Projects, Territories, and Local Government, or any other precedent titles: [3]

OrderMinisterPartyTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1Bert Lazzarini LaborMinister for Works2 February 194513 July 1945161 days
Minister for Works and Housing13 July 19451 November 19461 year, 111 days
2Nelson Lemmon1 November 194619 December 19493 years, 48 days
3Richard CaseyLiberal19 December 194911 May 19511 year, 143 days
4Wilfrid Kent Hughes11 May 19514 June 19524 years, 245 days
Minister for Works4 June 195211 January 1956
5 Allen Fairhall 11 January 195610 December 19582 years, 333 days
6 Gordon Freeth 10 December 195818 December 19635 years, 8 days
7 John Gorton 18 December 196328 February 19673 years, 72 days
8 Bert Kelly 28 February 196728 February 19681 year, 0 days
9 Reg Wright 28 February 19685 December 19724 years, 281 days
10Gough Whitlam 1 Labor5 December 197219 December 197214 days
11 Jim Cavanagh 19 December 19729 October 1973294 days
12Les Johnson9 October 197330 November 19731 year, 240 days
Minister for Housing and Construction30 November 19736 June 1975
13Joe Riordan6 June 197511 November 1975158 days
14John CarrickLiberal11 November 197522 December 197541 days
15 John McLeay Minister for Construction22 December 19755 December 19782 years, 348 days
16Ray Groom5 December 19783 November 19801 year, 334 days
17Tom McVeighNational Country3 November 19807 May 19823 years, 153 days
18 Ralph Hunt Minister for Transport and Construction7 May 198211 March 1983308 days
19Chris HurfordLaborMinister for Housing and Construction11 March 198313 December 19841 year, 277 days
20Stewart West13 December 198424 July 19872 years, 223 days
21 David Beddall LaborMinister for Small Business, Construction and Customs27 December 199124 March 19931 year, 87 days
22 Chris Schacht 24 March 199311 March 19962 years, 353 days
23 Paul Fletcher  LiberalMinister for Major Projects, Territories, and Local Government21 September 201516 July 2016299 days

Notes

1 Whitlam was one of a two-man ministry consisting of himself and Lance Barnard for two weeks until the full ministry was announced.

List of ministers for regional development

The following individuals have been appointed Minister for Regional Development, or any precedent titles: [3]

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Tom Uren   Labor Whitlam Minister for Urban and Regional Development19 December 197211 November 19752 years, 327 days
2 John Carrick   Liberal Fraser 11 November 197522 December 197541 days
3 Alan Griffiths  Labor Keating Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development24 March 199323 January 1994305 days
4 Peter Cook 30 January 199425 March 199454 days
5 Brian Howe Minister for Housing and Regional Development25 March 199411 March 19961 year, 352 days
4 John Sharp   Nationals Howard Minister for Transport and Regional Development11 March 199625 September 19971 year, 198 days
5 Mark Vaile 25 September 199721 October 19981 year, 26 days
6 John Anderson Minister for Transport and Regional Services21 October 19986 July 20056 years, 258 days
7 Warren Truss 6 July 200529 September 20061 year, 85 days
n/aMark Vaile29 September 20063 December 20071 year, 65 days
8 Anthony Albanese  Labor Rudd Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government3 December 200724 June 20102 years, 207 days
Gillard 24 June 201028 June 2010
9 Simon Crean Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government28 June 201025 March 20132 years, 270 days
n/aAnthony AlbaneseMinister for Regional Development and Local Government25 March 20131 July 201398 days
10 Sharon Bird RuddMinister for Regional Development1 July 201318 September 201379 days
n/aWarren Truss Nationals Abbott Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development18 September 201315 September 20152 years, 153 days
Turnbull 15 September 201518 February 2016
11 Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development18 February 201627 October 20171 year, 251 days
18 Darren Chester 27 October 201720 December 201754 days
For subsequent appointments, see the refer to the above ministerial titles and portfolios

List of outer ministry ministers

Since the creation of the enlarged portfolios in the third Hawke Ministry on 24 July 1987 there has usually been a minister or assistant outside cabinet supporting the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, or any precedent title.

OrderMinisterPartyPrime MinisterTitleTerm startTerm endTerm in office
1 Peter Duncan Labor Hawke Minister for Land Transport and Infrastructure Support24 July 198719 January 1988206 days
2Minister for Transport and Communications Support19 January 198815 February 1988
3 Peter Morris 15 February 19882 September 1988200 days
4 Bob Brown Minister for Land Transport and Shipping Support2 September 19884 April 19904 years, 203 days
Minister for Land Transport4 April 199020 December 1991
Keating 20 December 199124 March 1993
5 Ian Macdonald Liberal Howard Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government21 October 199826 November 20013 years, 36 days
6 Wilson Tuckey Liberal Howard Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government25 January 20027 October 20031 year, 255 days
7 Ian Campbell Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads7 October 200318 July 2004285 days
8 Jim Lloyd 18 July 20043 December 20073 years, 138 days
9 Catherine King Labor Gillard Minister for Road Safety25 March 20131 July 201398 days
10 Sharon Bird Rudd 1 July 201318 September 201379 days
10 Jamie Briggs Liberal Abbott Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development18 September 201315 September 20152 years, 102 days
Turnbull 15 September 201521 September 2015
Minister for Cities and the Built Environment21 September 201529 December 2015
For subsequent appointments, refer to the above ministerial titles and portfolios

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Minister for Sport (Australia)

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Minister for Transport and Roads (New South Wales)

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Minister for Indigenous Australians

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Department of Infrastructure and Transport

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Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (Northern Territory)

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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