Western Australian rail infrastructure owner and access provider Brookfield Rail has been renamed Arc Infrastructure.
“It’s an exciting time for our business,” said CEO Paul Larsen. “While we remain a Brookfield company, we’re looking forward to creating our own unique identity as Arc Infrastructure.”
Larsen said that as the long-term manager of the state’s 5,500km freight rail network, Arc Infrastructure has a proven track record of connecting WA with national and global markets.
“As Arc Infrastructure, our new name reflects our commitment to making an even greater contribution to the growth of Western Australia’s economy,” he said. “We have been extremely open with our people throughout the entire process. We asked them what was important to them and this feedback formed the foundations of our new identity.
“We see this as a great opportunity to create our own identity while still having the support of our parent company Brookfield. We look forward to continuing to deliver positive outcomes and contribute to the state as Arc Infrastructure.”
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) noted that it was looking forward to working with Arc Infrastructure.
“WA’s economy is heavily export driven, and the importance of an efficient and safe freight network will only increase in the years ahead, as Australia’s free trade agreements with key international markets boost the state’s export trade,” said Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director, ALC.
“[The] ALC looks forward to working closely with Arc Infrastructure on building the state’s freight capacity, which is a crucial aspect of diversifying Western Australia’s economy and capitalising on the benefits of recent free trade agreements.”
“We also look forward to Arc Infrastructure’s continuing engagement on the development of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. Close cooperation with the major freight logistics operators in every state and territory is essential to producing a Strategy that meets industry needs and delivers real economic benefits.”