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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 >>

A 10-point Infrastructure-led Recovery Plan For Extraordinary Times

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 11:30 am | Infrastructure NZ

The Government’s $12.1 billion COVID-19 package will soften the impacts of the Coronavirus for individuals and businesses, however these extraordinary times also create the conditions for our Government to build investment momentum, says Paul ... More >>

A 10-point Infrastructure-led Recovery Plan For Extraordinary Times

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 5:19 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government’s $12.1 billion COVID-19 package will soften the impacts of COVID-19 for individuals and businesses, however these extraordinary times also create the conditions for our Government to build investment momentum,” says Paul Blair ... More >>

Breaking Decades of Infrastructure Underinvestment

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 3:37 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government’s $12 billion infrastructure programme is a fantastic start towards building the infrastructure New Zealand needs to realise its potential,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. More >>

New Infrastructure Tools for a Decade of Delivery

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 3:06 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Important policy and legislative developments have landed today which could enable a bolder, more streamlined way of delivering new infrastructure for the benefit all New Zealanders,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. More >>

Port relocation is a once-in-a-century decision

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 12:14 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Relocating Auckland’s freight port is one of the biggest decisions this country will ever make and needs a full assessment of all the challenges and opportunities,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. More >>

Updated Pipeline a sign of progress for Infrastructure

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:45 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Today’s update of the Infrastructure Pipeline is a sign that the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga is making good progress and we look forward to more government agencies, councils, and council-controlled organisations contributing ... More >>

Water regulation proposal needs sustainable funding

Friday, 25 October 2019, 12:20 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The decision to establish an independent drinking water regulator is very positive and will help bring New Zealand’s water services up to international standards, but the absence of user charges leaves a significant gap in national water policy ... More >>

Infrastructure NZ Welcomes Watercare's Partnership

Friday, 27 September 2019, 12:02 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Today’s announcement of a $2.4 billion, 10-year construction partnership between Watercare and Fulton Hogan and Fletcher Construction is a positive development for the wider infrastructure industry that will lead to better outcomes for all parties,” ... More >>

Infrastructure sector calls for transformational reform

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 12:25 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Three-quarters of the infrastructure sector have called for transformation, rather than incremental change, of the culture and incentives between central and local government to work together to promote national well-being,” says Infrastructure ... More >>

Sarah Lang selected for International Leadership Programme

Friday, 6 September 2019, 2:04 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Infrastructure New Zealand is proud to see Sarah Lang off on the International Visitor Leadership Program to the United States tomorrow. With Sarah one of only eight people from the southern hemisphere hand-picked by the US Embassy to participate ... More >>