Government Agencies

Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a joint initiative of all levels of Australian Government and includes representatives from the building industry. The Board was established in an inter-government agreement signed by the Australian Government and State and Territory Ministers responsible for building regulatory matters on 1 March 1994 and reaffirmed by Ministers in April 2006


Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC)

Founded in 1967 the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council Inc (APCC) (formerly the National Public Works Council) is the peak council of departments responsible for procurement, construction and asset management policy for the Australian, State and Territory governments and the New Zealand Government. Papua New Guinea is an associate member.

The APCC has established itself as a national reference point for both government and industry on best practices, principles and emerging issues in procurement, construction and asset management disciplines.

The APCC collective maximises opportunities to leverage off one another and provides leadership in these disciplines to improve and implement new and evolving procurement practices in ways that will deliver service benefits to the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea communities.

The APCC forum is a catalyst for knowledge sharing, intelligence gathering and has the information networks to draw on for innovative business solutions for jurisdictions to deliver expected targets, savings and outcomes. The APCC collective continues to strengthen relationships with government partners and other stakeholders to promote a consistent and coordinated national approach to government procurement.



Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities. Austroads members are the six Australian state and two territory road transport and traffic authorities, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

Austroads’ purpose is to contribute to the achievement of improved Australian and New Zealand transport related outcomes by:

  • undertaking nationally strategic research on behalf of Australasian road agencies and communicating outcomes
  • promoting improved practice by Australasian road agencies
  • facilitating collaboration between road agencies to avoid duplication
  • promoting harmonisation, consistency and uniformity in road and related operations
  • providing expert advice to the Australian Transport Council (ATC) and the Standing Committee on Transport (SCOT).

Built Environment Industry Innovation Council

The BEIIC acts as an advisory body to the Minister and as an innovation advocate for the industry. The Council considers industry innovation challenges like climate change, sustainability and industry competitiveness as well as issues such as regulatory reform, workforce capability, skills needs, access to new technologies and other priorities for the industry.

Membership of BEIIC has been drawn from representatives from business, the research community, unions and government agencies. The BEIIC will provide leadership to the built environment sector. It will promote BEIIC stakeholder engagement activities and build relationships and linkages with the Enterprise Connect Network, peak industry bodies and other stakeholders.


Department of Infrastructure and Transport

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport contributes to the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting the Government to promote, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure and by fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system.

The Department provides policy advice to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and delivers a variety of programs on behalf of the Australian Government. The Department conducts research and analysis; provides safety information and advice; and performs regulatory functions. We have a strong policy development role, together with program administration and service delivery responsibilities. We endeavour to involve key stakeholders, clients and customers in all stages of our work.


Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research strives to encourage the sustainable growth of Australian industries by developing a national innovation system that drives knowledge creation, cutting edge science and research, international competitiveness and greater productivity. The Department is committed to developing policies and delivering programs, in partnership with stakeholders, to provide lasting economic benefits ensuring Australia's competitive future.