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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 >>

Shovel Ready Announcement Welcome, But Money Needs To Start Flowing

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:20 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Today’s announcement that the bulk of the $3 billion shovel ready infrastructure fund has been finalised is welcome, but to avoid major lay-offs in the engineering, design, consulting and construction sectors, projects must be urgently brought to ... More >>

Light Rail Decision Provides More Questions Than Answers

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 1:10 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government’s decision to end the twin track light rail process provides some clarity, but questions still remain about process, problem definition, outcomes and how now Auckland will meet its transport and housing needs,” says Infrastructure ... More >>

Build Regions To Build A Better Health System

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 4:45 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Simpson Review’s proposal to restructure the healthcare system should be aligned with other reforms to enable a coordinated approach to public service governance, planning, funding and delivery,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. ... More >>

Level 1 Announcement Provides Certainty For Building Nations Symposium On 14-15 October

Monday, 8 June 2020, 3:34 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“New Zealand's move to Alert Level 1 means the infrastructure industry’s largest annual event, the Building Nations Symposium, is now confirmed for 14-15 October at Trusts Arena, West Auckland,” says Paul Blair, CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. ... More >>

Recovery Spending A Welcome First Step Before Transformation

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:54 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government’s budget has made prudent investment in some no-regrets infrastructure sectors, which will get the sector going while we plan the transformational investment needed to build back better,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. “The ... More >>

RMA Fast-tracking Big Step Forward For Recovery

Monday, 4 May 2020, 1:16 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government’s confirmation that Resource Management Act (RMA) consenting processes will be streamlined is great news for the recovery but must be just the start of the reform process,” says Infrastructure NZ CEO Paul Blair. “The RMA ... More >>

An All-of-government COVID-19 Response Requires Central-local Urban Growth Partnerships

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 4:03 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Hard-hit councils, who oversee half this country’s public infrastructure, require financial support from central government that is tied to shared priorities through Urban Growth Partnerships,” says Paul Blair CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. ... More >>

Infrastructure Sector Sees 30 Percent Less Jobs

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 1:43 pm | Infrastructure NZ

      “Professions across the New Zealand infrastructure sector could shed up to 30 per cent of staff over the next 6 months unless immediate measures are taken to protect workers and restart construction,” says Infrastructure ... More >>