Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced the members of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales which met for the first time yesterday.
Welsh Government established the NICW to support independent, better informed advice on a longer-term strategy for infrastructure investment, which enshrines the goals and principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
It has been established as a non-statutory, advisory body to provide advice and recommendations to the Welsh Ministers on the economic and environmental infrastructure needs of Wales over five to thirty years.
The Commission will also consider the interactions of these needs with ‘social infrastructure’, such as schools, hospitals and housing.
Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates had already appointed Mr John Lloyd Jones OBE, FRAgS, Hon FLI to the Chair of the Commission, who will head up an eleven-strong committee.