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Infrastructure Sector’s Top Issues And Priorities For The New Government

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 10:52 am | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The infrastructure sector remains hopeful that the Government can deliver on its vision for New Zealand, but quick action on strategy, planning, skills and funding commitment is required,” says Hamish Glenn, Policy Director at Infrastructure New ... More >>

Resource Management Reforms Must Support Outcomes

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 11:28 am | Infrastructure New Zealand

“To achieve the outcomes the Government wants, it will have to define them, publish them and incorporate them in a new combined strategic and land use planning Act,” says Hamish Glenn, Policy Director at Infrastructure New Zealand. Infrastructure ... More >>

Time For Independent Review Of Harbour Crossing Options

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12:32 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The reopening of eight lanes of traffic on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is a welcome sight and provides the opportunity for a considered and independent examination of all Waitematā Harbour crossing options by the Infrastructure Commission,” says ... More >>

Regional Infrastructure Partnerships Worthy Of Cross Party Support

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 5:58 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“City and regional infrastructure partnerships would go a long way to depoliticising investment decision-making and supporting regional development,” says Infrastructure NZ Policy Director Hamish Glenn. “Today, ACT announced its intention to establish ... More >>

Record GPS On Land Transport Welcome, But Outcomes Achievement Remains Uncertain

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:54 am | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The Government’s 10 year $55 billion transport commitment to address safety, freight, choice and climate change priorities sets a new investment benchmark, but the next Government will need to fully mobilise transport planning, funding and investment ... More >>

Shovels At The Ready, But Where’s The Work?

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 9:14 am | Infrastructure New Zealand

Construction and infrastructure industry leaders are calling for urgency around the release of the government’s full list of ‘shovel-ready projects’ as increasing numbers of workers face redundancy and business confidence amongst construction and ... More >>

Infrastructure NZ Applauds Bold Water Reform

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 2:10 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The Government’s long-awaited funding boost and water reform agenda is New Zealand’s best chance to create a high performing water sector for New Zealanders,” says Infrastructure NZ CEO Paul Blair. “The Government has today announced it will ... More >>

Hospital Stocktake Transparency Shows Critical State Of Our Health Infrastructure

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 4:10 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“Today’s national assessment of our health assets shows that our health infrastructure is on life support and points to systemic weaknesses in the ways we plan, fund, and deliver our social infrastructure,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. ... More >>

Digital Twins – Unlocking The Value Of Interconnected Infrastructure Data

Monday, 18 May 2020, 5:41 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“We are delighted to release a new report today, in collaboration with the University of Canterbury Quake Centre and their Building Innovation Partnership, on the value and need for a Digital Twin for New Zealand’s infrastructure,” says Infrastructure ... More >>

Guidelines For No-regrets Infrastructure Stimulus

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 7:46 am | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The economy and jobs are the priority for the May budget, but post budget the Government must accelerate discussions on the long-term vision, principles and larger investments required to transform the country into the new New Zealand,” says Infrastructure ... More >>

Industry-government Collaboration To Get Construction Back Underway

Friday, 17 April 2020, 2:33 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The Government’s commitment to allow safe construction work to proceed under Alert Level 3 is excellent news, and we encourage all our members to adopt the COVID-19 Construction Protocols recently developed through exemplary industry-government collaboration,” ... More >>

More Horse Before The Cart!

Friday, 6 March 2020, 3:48 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“Today’s announcement of a new city in Drury, south of Auckland is very exciting and represents a much needed shift in the way New Zealand plans and funds urban growth, but it is not yet clear whether housing in the new city will be affordable or supports ... More >>

New Zealand’s Infrastructure Organisations Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 2:33 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

Infrastructure New Zealand members are demonstrating their commitment to improving gender equality, hosting events up and down the country in celebration of International Women’s Day 2020. Aligning with this year’s theme of #EachforEqual, the events ... More >>

Unaffordable Housing Requires Partnership Approach

Monday, 20 January 2020, 3:11 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“News that New Zealand is the second least affordable place to buy a house, after only Hong Kong, is sadly unsurprising, and signals that a new approach is needed to get more homes built and make housing affordable,” says Infrastructure New Zealand ... More >>

Infrastructure Spending Welcome but Relies on a Step Change

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 5:17 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“We’re delighted with today’s announcement of $12 billion in new capital investment by the Government,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. More >>

Ports study an opportunity for Infrastructure Commission

Friday, 4 October 2019, 4:40 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The finding that moving Auckland’s freight port to Northland would yield significant benefits opens the door for an Infrastructure Commission assessment of how such a move could proceed, who would pay, and how the process could be best executed,” ... More >>

Evidence-based decision making needed to lower road toll

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 3:23 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“While discussion around how best New Zealand can improve its comparatively poor road safety performance is needed, it is essential that policy changes address the principal drivers of declining performance if we are to have any hope of turning ... More >>

Right time to discuss the role of local government

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 2:21 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“Long overdue reform of the water sector has created the opportunity for a first principles discussion of what local government can and should do and with what resources, so it is very pleasing to see the Government kick-starting this process,” says ... More >>

NZ Building Nations Symposium

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:05 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

The country’s largest infrastructure conference, the annual Infrastructure New Zealand Building Nations Symposium, gets underway Thursday 16 August at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. More >>

Local government funding and financing inquiry compromised

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 3:46 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into local government funding and financing is welcome, but it is concerning to see the Terms of Reference will constrain an objective assessment of all options,” says Stephen Selwood, CEO of Infrastructure ... More >>