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Waikato Expressway underlines opportunity to leverage growth

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 11:49 am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Completing the Waikato Expressway including starting the Hamilton and Huntly bypasses and Longswamp section this year will realise important productivity and safety benefits for New Zealand, but begs the question why we don’t accelerate more transport investment ... More >>

United Wellington Council a once in a lifetime opportunity

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 10:08 am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Reorganising local governance across the Wellington region will improve democratic decision making by giving the new Greater Wellington Council and Local Boards the tools to engage with residents and deliver on their expectations for infrastructure, ... More >>

Auckland Unitary Plan needs to provide for growth of Port

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 5:18 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"An NZIER report released today on Ports of Auckland (POAL) capacity shows that if the Council's expectations for export growth and increased earnings are to be met, then the proposed Unitary Plan will have to allow flexibility to increase port productivity," ... More >>

Partnership key to tackling social housing challenge

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:22 am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week that state housing would be significantly modernised is welcome news, but without private development expertise is not likely to achieve the Government’s objectives,” says Stephen Selwood CEO ... More >>

Unified council key to realising potential of Wgtn region

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:35 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Local Government Commission’s decision to recommend a unified Wellington region supported by local boards will strengthen the capital’s decision making, improve delivery of essential services and attract central government and private ... More >>

Variable Motorway Use Charge to fund Auckland transport

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:00 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

"A variable motorway user charge of around $2.00, higher at peak and lower off peak, is the best way to fund and manage Auckland’s transport system," says Stephen Selwood Chief Executive of the NZ Council for Infrastructure Development. More >>

Strategy for Auckland's East West Connection Unclear

Friday, 3 October 2014, 1:27 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Transport agency proposals to address East-West traffic flows released for public consultation yesterday will help address urgent freight needs in the Penrose-Onehunga area in Auckland. But the long term solution must be one which connects Auckland’s ... More >>

Jointly owned urban development agency for Christchurch

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:51 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Given the strategic importance of the Canterbury rebuild, it is logical that the transition from emergency governance arrangements is overseen by the Prime Minister’s office, but to maintain momentum in the city centre an expert development agency ... More >>

Asset recycling: a smart option for Christchurch & Auckland

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:56 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Christchurch and Auckland councils should embrace the highly successful asset recycling approach employed in Australia to alleviate community concerns over needed asset sell-downs,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure ... More >>

Transmission Gully PPP brings innovative approach

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:11 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“After many decades of frustration, Wellingtonians can now look forward to a resilient and efficient roading connection to the rest of the North Island, due in large part to alternate financing arrangements which overcome institutional barriers to major ... More >>

"Pavlova paradise" thinking a hurdle to affordable housing

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 9:36 am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

New Zealand will not achieve the government’s target to build 35,000 affordable homes in six years unless we throw out old ways of thinking, says New Zealand Infrastructure chief. More >>

GPS opportunity for next century transport policy

Monday, 16 June 2014, 5:01 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The draft 2015 Government Policy Statement reaffirms the Government’s commitment to transport investment and will continue the country’s progress towards an internationally competitive transport system. But one can’t help but wonder whether an opportunity ... More >>

Project Pipeline Major Milestone for Canterbury

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 2:35 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Public Sector Rebuild – Programme of Work released today is a major step forward in Canterbury,” says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. More >>

Construction project information, better procurement needed

Monday, 16 December 2013, 4:27 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Productivity Partnership-commissioned National Construction Pipeline released recently is an important step to understanding the scale of New Zealand’s building and infrastructure challenge, but to lift the performance of the sector the future ... More >>

One Hawke's Bay will strengthen regional decision-making

Friday, 29 November 2013, 2:37 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Unifying the Hawke’s Bay’s five councils to create a single Hawke’s Bay unitary authority supported by nine councillors and 37 local board representatives across five wards will strengthen local decision making and better meet the long ... More >>

One Northland Council a win-win for local decision making

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 2:43 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Local Government Commission’s proposal to unify the four councils of Northland to create a single Northland Council unitary authority achieves the best balance between promoting local decision making and meeting the long term needs of the regional ... More >>

2014 potentially a pivotal year for infrastructure

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 5:31 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The National State of Infrastructure 2013 report released today signals good progress has been made over the past 12 months to address New Zealand’s infrastructure deficit and that, while challenges remain, New Zealand now has the necessary frameworks in ... More >>

Only ten days until NZCID Building Nations Symposium

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 3:09 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

The NZCID Building Nations Symposium is THE premier event on the infrastructure calendar. It provides the opportunity for the public and private sector to come together to progress thinking and advance best practice in national infrastructure development. More >>

Local government amalgamation key to lifting NZ performance

Monday, 22 July 2013, 4:43 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

Speaking at the annual Local Government New Zealand conference today, New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development CEO Stephen Selwood called for a transition to strengthened regional governance nationwide through local government amalgamations. More >>

Direct charging for road use a win-win for Auckland

Monday, 15 July 2013, 3:26 pm | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The principal finding of the Consensus Building Group that unless Aucklanders are prepared to accept significantly higher rates increases and heavier congestion, introducing some form of road pricing by 2021 will be required is strongly supported ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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