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Dynamic Motorway tolls needed to speed up Auckland

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:25 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"Introduction of dynamic motorway tolls in Auckland would help decongest our road network and provide the quickest, most efficient and most equitable way to bridge the annual $400m transport investment funding gap", said Stephen Selwood CEO ... More >>

Major opportunity to expand social housing

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:48 am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"Further improving the Government's housing reform programme requires clarity of vision, specificity on outcomes sought, a clear development pipeline, reduced bid costs and long-term certainty of revenue streams," says Stephen Selwood, ... More >>

ATAP report demonstrates much more work needed

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 5:08 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"The much anticipated Auckland Transport Alignment Project final report released this afternoon underlines the scale of Auckland’s growth challenge and signals an opportunity to better integrate transport and development in our largest and fastest ... More >>

Failed planning system only part of the problem

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:39 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“In its ‘blue sky’ review of the New Zealand planning system, the Productivity Commission has correctly found that the planning system is failing, but their recommendations for change will not succeed without governance and funding reform,” says Stephen ... More >>

Defence signals $1.7 billion infrastructure programme

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 4:58 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The 15 year regeneration of the defence estate announced today provides an example of effective investment management that other public agencies should replicate,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. More >>

Puhoi-Warkworth PPP enables growth and transfers risk

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 4:25 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Puhoi to Warkworth motorway partnership between the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Northern Express Group has accelerated investment in critical infrastructure for North Auckland and Northland, while protecting the taxpayer from construction ... More >>

Unitary Plan presents major transport challenges

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 4:36 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"The Unitary Plan recommendations released today by the Independent Hearings Panel provide a significant increase in development capacity, but will seriously exacerbate congestion in Auckland if development occurs in areas not well supported by public ... More >>

A timely investment in infrastructure

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:18 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Watercare's new asset management plan released this week demonstrates the value of having a strategically capable specialist infrastructure provider with the ability to set prices to fund growth," says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council ... More >>

Social Infrastucture winner from 2016 budget

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:15 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Social infrastructure is the clear winner from Budget 2016, with significant allocations made in housing, corrections and education, indicating that 2017 will be the year for investment in transport, particularly in Auckland,” said New Zealand Council ... More >>

Specialist agencies key to delivering public infrastructure

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 12:18 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

An independent agency dedicated to the retention, development and application of major project delivery capability in New Zealand will improve the value for money public bodies achieve from infrastructure investment, according to a new report from ... More >>

Unlocking benefits for social housing tenants

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 3:43 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"Partnerships between community housing associations, investors, developers and facilities maintenance providers offer potential to improve housing and services for social housing tenants in Invercargill and Tauranga," says Stephen Selwood, Chief Executive ... More >>

Opportunity for planning and investment rethink

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 3:08 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Auckland Council’s decision yesterday to not proceed with out of scope changes to the Unitary Plan provides an opportunity to rethink how the city develops and underlines the urgency of targeting growth in areas with infrastructure capacity ... More >>

Infrastructure to underpin development of Northland

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 5:22 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The release today of the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan is strongly endorsed by the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) and will drive much needed employment, investment and growth in the region,” says NZCID ... More >>

NZ benefiting from private sector operation of prisons

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 11:59 am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"Private sector operation of prisons provides the opportunity for better outcomes in prisoner management and rehabilitation, irrespective of recent issues at Mt Eden prison," says NZ Council for Infrastructure Development chief executive Stephen ... More >>

Better information on council assets an opportunity

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 12:45 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The EY and Cameron Partners’ reports into Auckland Council assets which go before the Finance Committee today underscore the improving asset management practices of the Auckland Council and send a message to all public agencies that good capital ... More >>

Need for planning and environmental law reform

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 3:22 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Two separate reports released yesterday provide timely and compelling evidence that the Resource Management Act is failing in its fundamental purpose to promote sustainable management of natural and physical resources,” says Stephen Selwood ... More >>

State highway strategy needed beyond three years

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 5:27 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“A ‘no surprises’ National Land Transport Programme maintains the Government’s momentum in the transport sector for the next three years, but it’s time to set out a clear long term investment strategy for the state highway system to meet future ... More >>

Scale, vision and an overhaul of planning legislation needed

Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:22 am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Productivity Commission’s comprehensive report into land for housing underlines the need for a major revision of New Zealand’s overall planning framework. In the meantime, Auckland’s housing shortfall could be addressed with a new compact greenfield ... More >>

Waikato councils leading the way

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 4:27 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Hamilton City and Waipa and Waikato district councils should be commended for looking at innovative ways to improve services to ratepayers at lower costs,” says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. “The ... More >>

Housing announcement has potential to revitalise Tamaki

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:06 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The transfer of 2800 state houses to the joint Auckland Council-Government owned special purpose body, the Tamaki Redevelopment Company, will result in the biggest investment in the Tamaki community since the 1950s and presents the opportunity to ... More >>

 

 

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