Jim Betts

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed 29 June 2013

Jim joined Infrastructure NSW following five years as the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Transport and four years as Victoria’s Director of Public Transport at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure. 

As part of his role at Infrastructure NSW, Jim led the development of more than 80 recommendations to Government of critical infrastructure for NSW—set out in the State Infrastructure Strategy Update 2014. Jim is Chairman of Infrastructure Investor Assurance Committee, reporting to cabinet on High Profile/ High Risk projects, while providing oversight almost 400 projects across government registered in the Infrastructure NSW assurance database. Since the establishment of Projects NSW in 2015, Jim has also been responsible for the delivery of a number of the state’s infrastructure priorities, including the $3.4 billion Darling Harbour transformation.

During his time in Victoria, Jim was involved in the delivery of the $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan, the overhaul of Victoria's legislative framework to integrate the planning of transport and land use, and overseeing construction of the $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link project.

Latest News

New Grafton Prison Delivers Jobs, Investment

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Minister for Corrections David Elliott today announced the preferred proponent for a new 1700-bed prison in Grafton, providing regional jobs, state-of-the-art security and rehabilitation services for inmates. Read more

New fund to boost regional environment and tourism infrastructure

Monday, March 06, 2017

Food and wine regions, walks through national parks and heritage buildings are among the great regional tourist attractions that are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund Read more

Demolition work makes way for new Western Sydney Stadium

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Western Sydney’s future 30,000 seat stadium at Parramatta is one step closer to reality with demolition work of Pirtek Stadium now under way. Read more