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Diversity Vital for a Future Focused Infrastructure Industry

Friday, 8 March 2019, 8:31 am | Infrastructure NZ

Given the widely publicised capacity constraints in the infrastructure sector, it is no surprise that a shortage of skills tops the list of the most critical challenges facing the industry. To address this challenge and attract a workforce fit for the ... More >>

Infrastructure NZ endorses new Infrastructure Commission

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:13 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The announcement that the Government will establish the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga – to perform strategy and procurement functions and vest it with sufficient independence to have mana and influence is very strongly ... More >>

Housing and Urban Development Authority important step

Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:49 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The new Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will help the Government cut through red-tape to deliver urban regeneration in our largest cities, but to deliver affordable housing the Government must now turn its attention to greenfield ... More >>

New infrastructure financing scheme a major step forward

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:17 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The announcement today of a pilot scheme to bring forward infrastructure for housing is a significant milestone and establishes a new direction for growing New Zealand’s cities,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. More >>

Low-Carbon Transport by 2050 is Possible with Trade-Offs

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 11:49 am | Infrastructure NZ

Reducing the carbon footprint from transport in New Zealand by up to 90% by 2050 is achievable with a combination of new vehicle technologies, behavioural change and substantial investment in renewable energy generation, states a new report by ... More >>

Consensus needed to catalyse transition to low emission cars

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:58 am | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government should move quickly to develop an agreed roadmap with the opposition, councils and business to replace the conventional vehicle fleet with electric and renewable fuel vehicles,” says Stephen Selwood, Chief Executive of Infrastructure ... More >>

Problem definition for light rail solution still unclear

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:45 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Lingering debate over the form of rapid transit to Auckland Airport reveals a lack of clarity about the role for light and heavy rail and this issue must be resolved when the business case is released,” says Infrastructure NZ CEO Stephen Selwood. More >>

Importance of independent infrastructure body

Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:24 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Treasury’s consultation process on a new independent infrastructure body has come at an opportune time, with news that a major Chinese company has bid to build and operate the long awaited Penlink project highlighting the importance of an expert ... More >>

Sarah Lang: Women of Influence Diversity Award Winner

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:54 pm | Infrastructure NZ

New Zealand’s Women's Infrastructure Network (WIN) founder Sarah Lang was winner of the CETANZ Diversity category award at last night’s Women of Influence Awards in Auckland. More >>

NLTP gives with one hand but takes with the other

Friday, 31 August 2018, 5:29 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The National Land Transport Programme announced today sees a significant shift in the allocation of road user charges and fuel taxes away from road users to public transport users and raises questions about the future of the state highway network,” ... More >>

NZ infrastructure expected to improve next 5 years

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:11 am | Infrastructure NZ

A Beca-sponsored poll of infrastructure leaders at the recent Infrastructure New Zealand Building Nations Symposium indicates confidence is growing that New Zealand can meet its infrastructure challenges, but suggests there needs to be greater detail ... More >>

Correction: Infrastructure NZ delegation to China

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:24 pm | Infrastructure NZ

HE Ms Wu Xi, China’s Ambassador to New Zealand, today announced that Infrastructure New Zealand will be leading a senior delegation to China, Hong Kong and Singapore in March 2019. More >>

Infrastructure NZ welcomes establishment of new entity

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:33 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones’ confirmation that the Government will establish an independent infrastructure entity – an i-body – is very positive news and warmly received by industry,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure NZ. More >>

Infrastructure report reinforces need for central leadership

Friday, 17 August 2018, 1:12 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"Major issues affecting the construction and wider infrastructure sector are the result of weak procurement capability across the board and strengthened government expertise and leadership is required to drive an overall lift in industry performance," ... More >>

Urban Growth Agenda Warrants Bi-Partisan Support

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:02 am | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government’s Urban Growth Agenda tackles the key issues holding back development in New Zealand and warrants support across the political spectrum,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. More >>

Forecast infrastructure investment serious cause for concern

Monday, 30 July 2018, 4:42 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The National Construction Pipeline report issued today by MBIE shows infrastructure investment projections down dramatically on those of 2017, highlighting the problem of uncertainty in the infrastructure sector and raising serious questions about New ... More >>

Building Nations infrastructure conference

Friday, 27 July 2018, 3:48 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The importance and value of arm’s length infrastructure advice to Government to assist infrastructure decision-making will be the keynote topic at this year’s Building Nations Symposium,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. More >>

Transport GPS welcome but New Zealand falling further behind

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:25 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government’s Policy Statement on Transport confirms record investment over the next decade, but with capital investment levels half what they are in Australia, ongoing congestion, housing unaffordability and constrained economic growth will ... More >>

Budget in line with infrastructure expectations

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:45 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Adern-led Government’s first Budget has followed through on well-signalled investments in transport, housing, education and health, but greater use of private investment will be needed to get overall investment to the level required,” says ... More >>

Transport package positive but doesn't address congestion

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 2:36 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The Government’s announcement of a fully-funded $28 billion ten year programme for Auckland is very welcome, but to reduce congestion beyond today’s levels road pricing and improved alignment of housing and employment with transport is required," ... More >>

 

 

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