Master Builders Australia welcomes the announcement by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of Labor’s plan to increase infrastructure investment to boost productivity and economic growth.

“The Opposition Leader’s announcement is a welcome contribution to the important debate about the economy and the livability and productivity of our cities,” Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

“Labor has a long standing commitment to public infrastructure and Master Builders welcomes the Opposition Leader’s constructive contribution to the debate about how best to fund such investments,” he said.

“Master Builders is calling for a bipartisan approach to delivering Australia’s increased infrastructure needs, for both business and the community,” Wilhelm Harnisch said.