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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 >>

Construction sector productivity compromised by delay

Monday, 19 March 2018, 12:33 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Cancellation of major projects, delays in new projects coming to market and uncertainty about future transport funding are forcing the contracting sector to release skilled staff just at the point at which the Government wants to increase the speed and scale ... More >>

Decisive Leadership Required to Improve Local Govt Services

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 12:26 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"Waipa District Council’s rejection of a shared water services partnership with neighbouring Hamilton City demonstrates, once again, the need for government intervention in the funding, responsibilities and structure of domestic governance," ... More >>

New fuel pipeline unlikely to be solution

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:51 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The rupturing of the Marsden to Wiri oil pipeline has identified issues in resilience planning which should be resolvable without building another pipeline,” says Stephen Selwood, Chief Executive of Infrastructure New Zealand. More >>

Marked contrast in transport policies between major parties

Friday, 8 September 2017, 3:53 pm | Infrastructure NZ

The release today of the National Party’s transport policy provides the opportunity to compare its priorities with those of the Labour Party, announced last month. More >>

Irrigation changes needed for rural areas

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 3:03 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The change to the constitution of Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL) to allow it to fund water storage projects that directly lead to environmental benefits is a very positive step and should be extended to recognise resilience and social ... More >>

Cross party consensus needed on Infrastructure Commission

Friday, 1 September 2017, 1:42 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The National Party’s announcement today that, if elected, it will set up an independent National Infrastructure Commission should have cross party support," says Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive, Stephen Selwood. More >>

Diversity & Inclusion in the Infrastructure Sector

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 12:29 pm | Infrastructure NZ

Research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. McKinsey’s latest findings reveal that companies in the top quarter for gender or ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial ... More >>

Specialised agency key to infrastructure programme

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:10 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"There is now broad agreement across the infrastructure industry that consolidating public procurement expertise in an arm’s-length specialist agency is critical to meeting New Zealand’s investment programme," says Stephen Selwood, CEO of ... More >>

Long term funding tools for Auckland welcome

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 3:58 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"Labour's commitment to solving Auckland's long term transport funding challenge is a big step forward," says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. More >>

A $2.6 billion boost for Auckland and New Zealand

Friday, 4 August 2017, 11:16 am | Infrastructure NZ

"The Government’s $2.6 billion commitment to Auckland’s overwhelmed transport system is a well-balanced package of investment in road, rail and bus. Combined with consents for the East-West strategic link, expected later this year, this will deliver ... More >>

Crown Infrastructure Partnerships initiative could transform

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 3:29 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The Government's announcement today that it will set up Crown Infrastructure Partnerships to seed fund private investment in road and water infrastructure provides a means to dramatically increase housing supply," says Infrastructure New Zealand ... More >>

Wairarapa a step in the right direction

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:27 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"It is positive to see the Local Government Commission has put forward a sound proposal for the Wairarapa, but the ongoing piecemeal approach to reform is not tackling the wider national issue of whether councils can plan, fund and meet long-term local ... More >>

Housing Infrastructure Fund welcome but much more is needed

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 3:13 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The Government’s $1 billion financing of much needed growth infrastructure is very welcome, but infrastructure requirements nationwide are now in the tens of billions and better planning, funding and delivery systems are required to meet the ... More >>

Report: opportunities to streamline decision making

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:49 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"New Zealand can make best use of the Government's $32 billion infrastructure commitment over the next four years by streamlining plans and institutions, including specialist procurement, environment and water regulation agencies and a top down ... More >>

Mobility and urgent investment

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 3:18 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"Infrastructure New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement that the Government and Auckland Council will investigate road pricing, but is concerned that the Terms of Reference over-emphasise demand management and do not recognise the constraints ... More >>

Investment in irrigation welcome

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:40 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"Infrastructure New Zealand welcomes new Government support for economically and environmentally sound irrigation proposals, but equity investment is preferable over debt funding to maximise public benefit," says chief executive of Infrastructure ... More >>

Step change in infrastructure needed to support new housing

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:26 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"News that the Government will build 34,500 new homes in Auckland over the next decade is to be applauded, but a step change in infrastructure funding and investment will be required to ensure Auckland networks can accommodate this growth," says ... More >>

Govt's $11bn infrastructure commitment a big step forward

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 1:33 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The announcement that Budget 2017 will allocate a further $11 billion in new capital infrastructure is very welcome. It will be essential that this new funding unlocks local and private capital to accelerate much needed infrastructure investment," ... More >>



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