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Peak Infrastructure Symposium Looks to the Future

Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:32 am | NZCID

New Zealand’s peak infrastructure industry conference, the NZCID Building Nations Symposium, will bring over 400 industry leaders together in Auckland next week to debate infrastructure of the future. More >>

Implementation plan needed for $1bn housing loan

Monday, 4 July 2016, 11:09 am | NZCID

"The Government’s $1 billion interest free housing infrastructure loan will accelerate infrastructure and land development, but clarity of the implementation plan setting out how the funds will be released and how the debt will be repaid is now urgently ... More >>

ATAP balanced in concept

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:04 pm | NZCID

"The Auckland Transport Alignment Project Interim Report released yesterday sets out a logical theoretical case which balances investment, technology and demand management, but rigorous analysis of the costs and benefits of each approach is required ... More >>

Major rethink on transport and urban intensification needed

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 4:13 pm | NZCID

Auckland must urgently revise transport priorities and the Unitary Plan to better align where people live, work and how they move around, otherwise gridlock will bring the city to a halt, according to a new report from the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure ... More >>

Decision to keep Huntly operating in NZ's best interest

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:22 pm | NZCID

“The announcement today that Genesis will retain the strategic electricity reserve at Huntly may not please everyone, but the importance of ensuring a stable electricity supply close to demand centres is paramount,” says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand ... More >>

Reforms place challenge before local government

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 9:31 am | NZCID

"The Better Local Services reform package announced today by Local Government Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga offer the opportunity for Local Councils to improve services, improve economies of scale and deliver better value for rate payers," says Stephen ... More >>

Telco shows the way for infrastructure

Monday, 29 February 2016, 1:41 pm | NZCID

“New Zealand’s rise up the OECD on measures of telecommunications performance is an example of what can be achieved with strong public and private sector cooperation, market competition and cutting edge infrastructure procurement,” says Stephen Selwood. More >>

Resource consent for the Mill Road by-pass

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 5:04 pm | NZCID

Resource consent for the Mill Road by-pass underlines potential benefits from better planning in Auckland More >>

Transport funding commitments important for confidence

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:41 pm | NZCID

"The Prime Minister's commitment to accelerate major transport infrastructure investment in Auckland, Taranaki, Gisborne and Marlborough announced today will give confidence to the construction sector to ensure the resources are in place to deliver ... More >>

Regulation at any price?

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 3:52 pm | NZCID

"The Commerce Commission has just spent three years identifying the appropriate price Chorus can charge service providers for accessing the copper network and concluded an amount in line with common sense, but at a high cost to all participants," ... More >>

Productivity Commission investigation critical

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 1:49 pm | NZCID

"The Productivity Commission’s Better Urban Planning issues paper zeroes in on some of the biggest issues that contribute to rising housing costs, congestion, infrastructure deficiencies and poor environmental outcomes,” says Stephen Selwood ... More >>

NZCID: change in Chairmanship and Board

Friday, 4 December 2015, 1:08 pm | NZCID

The New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development is pleased to announce the newly elected Board Members and Chairman for 2016. Long standing board member Patrick Brockie, Head of Global Loans for ANZ, was elected by unanimous vote for Chairman ... More >>

Incremental changes to RMA welcome

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:13 pm | NZCID

Incremental changes to RMA welcome, but first principles review of New Zealand's planning laws still needed More >>

Government-Council Partnership for Christchurch

Friday, 25 September 2015, 3:13 pm | NZCID

“It’s encouraging to see the Government and Christchurch City Council forming Regenerate Christchurch as a joint partnership to oversee the future of the Christchurch rebuild. But the creation of three public agencies to deliver urban redevelopment ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay “No” vote highlights need to rethink role

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:45 am | NZCID

“It is disappointing but not surprising that local residents turned down a proposal to restructure Hawke’s Bay governance when the debate around amalgamation pitched administrative cost savings against loss of community identity and history,” says ... More >>

Significant opportunities to improve urban development

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 1:53 pm | NZCID

New Zealand has an opportunity to significantly improve urban development according to leaders across the infrastructure sector. More >>

Development agency positive step for Christchurch

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:09 pm | NZCID

“The Prime Minister’s announcement that an urban development-type agency will be established to oversee the Christchurch central city rebuild is positive, but a jointly owned Crown and Council agency will be key to success and will better facilitate ... More >>

Time to rethink local government and RMA reform

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 10:11 am | NZCID

“The Local Government Commission’s announcement that it would move to strengthen local government in the Hawke’s Bay at the same time as backing down on recommendations for Wellington and Northland demonstrates the need for a first principles rethink ... More >>

Leveraging private capital and design innovation

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:29 pm | NZCID

Leveraging private capital and design innovation on Puhoi-Warkworth will make the budget go further More >>

Leadership key to reversing poor performance

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:09 pm | NZCID

“Local government’s representative body LGNZ should be commended for taking proactive steps to lift the performance of the sector, following the release of concerning national survey results which rated councils just 3 out of 10 for overall performance,” ... More >>

 

 

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