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A Fast Track To A More Sure-footed Future

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 12:21 pm | Infrastructure NZ

‘Setting us up for a more sure-footed future’ is how Infrastructure New Zealand is describing the Government’s new fast-tracking consent legislation introduced to Parliament today. “It is widely recognised that New Zealand faces the dual challenges ... More >>

Building Infrastructure Faster Pays Off For Local Communities

Monday, 19 February 2024, 10:39 am | Infrastructure NZ

The expediated reopening of State Highway 25A on the Coromandel Peninsula following the damaging storm events of January 2023 increased GDP in the region by $85.88 million, according to a new report released by Infrastructure New Zealand. “This is a great ... More >>

Financial Independence Critical For Sustainable Funding Of Water

Monday, 22 January 2024, 6:04 pm | Infrastructure NZ

Long-term financial independence is critical for enabling local water entities to sustainably manage water assets and water standards into the future, according to a newly released policy position on water infrastructure and services by Infrastructure ... More >>

Three Waters Announcement A Step Towards A Sustainable Water Future

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 11:37 am | Infrastructure NZ

The Government’s announcement to repeal and replace the Three Waters reform programme ends uncertainty for the local government sector and many local communities and charts a path towards a long-term and sustainable solution to improving water infrastructure ... More >>

City Deals Can Rebalance Central And Local Government Relationships Over Infrastructure

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 8:39 am | Infrastructure NZ

The incoming Government has the opportunity to rebalance the relationship between central and local government and address New Zealand’s massive infrastructure deficit by adopting city and regional deals. “Infrastructure New Zealand sees city and ... More >>

INZ Open Letter To Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:01 am | Infrastructure NZ

INZ Open Letter To Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon. The letter includes: A proposal for a government-hosted Uplift New Zealand Forum to be held prior to Christmas to identify short, medium and long-term priorities in infrastructure. A recommendation ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed To Establish A Guaranteed Infrastructure Pipeline

Sunday, 13 August 2023, 8:43 pm | Infrastructure NZ

This year’s General Election will be pivotal in shaping New Zealand’s infrastructure future. “With a national infrastructure deficit exceeding $200 billion, the need for a clear and guaranteed pipeline to guide New Zealand's development is critical,” ... More >>

Auckland’s Light Rail Project Needs To Keep Moving

Friday, 29 October 2021, 12:24 pm | Infrastructure NZ

Auckland Light Rail’s indicative business case and shortlist of options is an encouraging light at the end of the tunnel for Aucklanders, Infrastructure New Zealand General Manager Claire Edmondson says. “Light rail is a massive catalyst for economic ... More >>

Discussion Document On The Digital Strategy Aotearoa

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 2:07 pm | Infrastructure NZ

Infrastructure New Zealand welcomes the release of the New Zealand Digital Strategy discussion document, but is concerned it is missing key elements. Infrastructure New Zealand General Manager Claire Edmondson says a national digital strategy is ... More >>

Moving Beyond The RMA

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 10:49 am | Infrastructure NZ

Infrastructure New Zealand welcomes the release of the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. Infrastructure New Zealand has been a key proponent of reforming the resource management system. Getting to this point has been years ... More >>

Major Opportunity To Revitalise Local Government

Friday, 23 April 2021, 12:56 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The independent review of local government announced today is a genuine opportunity to address a wave of serious issues across housing, transport and water by strengthening the ability of councils to execute, address long standing infrastructure funding ... More >>

Government Housing Priorities Need To Be Clarified

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:43 am | Infrastructure NZ

“Government prioritisation of house prices above the supply, quality and affordability of housing would be a serious concern and would lock in intergenerational inequality, poor productivity and low incomes,” says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director ... More >>

Reaffirmed Road Pricing Benefits Demonstrate The Need To Take Action And Implement

Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:26 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Today’s release of a study showing the benefits of road pricing in Auckland is a step in the right direction, but if we don’t take action and move to implementation, we will be having the same conversation again in another five years,” says Hamish ... More >>

Hamilton City Council wins Excellence in Social Impact Award

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:18 am | Infrastructure NZ

Hamilton City Council’s Te Awa River Path Project won the 2020 Infrastructure New Zealand Excellence in Social Impact Award, sponsored by Downer at the ReBuilding Nations Gala Dinner last night. More >>

Building Nations Recognised As New Zealand’s Leading Corporate Event

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:22 am | Infrastructure NZ

Infrastructure New Zealand’s flagship event Building Nations won the Best Corporate Event Award at the New Zealand Event Association Awards (NZEA) at the Civic Theatre’s Winter Garden last night. More than 105 entries were received for the highly coveted ... More >>

Infrastructure NZ Excellence In Social Impact Award Finalists Demonstrate Best Practice

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 3:13 pm | Infrastructure NZ

Infrastructure New Zealand has announced the finalists of the 2020 Excellence in Social Impact Award, sponsored by Downer, recognising infrastructure projects that have gone above and beyond to enable outstanding social, cultural and/or economic ... More >>

Consensus Welcome But RMA Reform Only Part Of The Solution

Friday, 2 October 2020, 6:03 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Labour’s commitment to replace the RMA means there is now agreement across the major parties to reform our most contentious piece of legislation. But it is vital that this once in a generation opportunity for reform actually enables improved ... More >>

ReBuilding Nations Date Change: 18-19 November 2020

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 5:58 pm | Infrastructure NZ

Yesterday morning the Prime Minister announced that the date of the General Election will shift from 19 September to 17 October. The movement of the election from three weeks before our 14 - 15 October Building Nations Symposium to three days after has ... More >>

Planning Reform First Major Step Forward

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 12:35 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“We fully support the Resource Management Review Panel’s recommendation to replace the RMA with two new Acts but, if changes are not also made to local government responsibilities and rewards, then it is difficult to see how plans will be implemented or who will ... More >>

Delivery Key To Reforming Infrastructure Planning And Investment

Friday, 17 July 2020, 2:33 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“National’s commitment to reforming planning and transport investment is welcome and, if supported by effective and timely delivery, could be transformational for New Zealand,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. “New National Party ... More >>





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