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How New Zealand Built Its Housing Crisis: Te Waihanga Releases New Research Insights

Monday, 4 April 2022, 8:40 am | Infrastructure New Zealand

New research from the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga shows how Kiwis laid the foundations of today’s housing crisis over half a century ago. Te Waihanga Economics Director Peter Nunns says that house prices have bolted since ... More >>

Government Makes The Right Call On Three Waters Reform Programme

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 1:09 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

Infrastructure New Zealand supports the Government’s decision to progress the Three Waters Reform Programme given the status quo isn’t working and cannot continue. Infrastructure New Zealand General Manager Claire Edmondson says, “The case for ... More >>

Draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 8:50 am | Infrastructure New Zealand

There is plenty in the Draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy for the infrastructure sector to like, Infrastructure New Zealand General Manager Claire Edmondson says. The 243-page draft strategy containing 67 recommendations to Government, local government ... More >>

Interim Report On The Future For Local Government Review

Friday, 8 October 2021, 1:53 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

Infrastructure New Zealand welcomes the release of the interim report on the Future for Local Government Review, saying it makes a strong case for much needed change. “The report confirms that all is not well in New Zealand’s local government system ... More >>

Advancing The Evidence Base – Three Waters Reform Programme

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 3:02 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

About the Reports Phase 2 Analysis – advancing the evidence base Today the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) released a second tranche of evidence-based reports, commissioned to inform the case for change for the Three Waters Reform Programme. The complete ... More >>

Review Recommendations Will Strengthen PPP Process

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 3:11 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The independent review of the Transmission Gully project provides valuable recommendations to improve public private partnership (PPP) procurement in New Zealand. These will ensure that the model continues to provide decision makers with an option to achieve ... More >>

Light Rail Establishment Unit Needs Broad Remit

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 5:29 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The Government’s new light rail establishment unit represents an opportunity to rethink the wider transport and development vision for Auckland to tackle congestion, carbon and housing affordability challenges,” says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy ... More >>

Infrastructure And Construction Pipeline Critical To Maximising Housing Investment

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 1:08 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“The new $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund will help address short to medium term infrastructure barriers to housing, but only if it is integrated with a visible, committed and sequenced pipeline of projects that encourages industry to invest, ... More >>

Record Investment Welcome But Is It Sufficient?

Friday, 12 March 2021, 2:54 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“Auckland’s record ten year transport investment programme is an impressive achievement one year after lockdown crippled the New Zealand economy, but clearer national direction and new ideas and solutions will be required to achieve the outcomes ... More >>

Good Progress On RMA Reform But Risk Of Planning Misalignment Very Real

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 2:59 pm | Infrastructure New Zealand

“We are pleased to see progress on the repeal and replacement of the Resource Management Act 1991, but the proposal to split land use planning and strategic planning risks increasing uncertainty for the Government, iwi, communities of interest and ... More >>

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 >>