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InfraRead October 2021


Advocacy and engagement update || February 2024

It hasn’t taken long for the machinery of government to crank up again after the summer break. The Government’s first 100 days milestone looms large in early March, and we are expecting it to be a busy year on the policy and advocacy front with a large focus on infrastructure.

Prior to Christmas the Government’s Mini-Budget and Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HEYFU) was released, which laid out the financial challenges that we are facing. It also formally spelled the end of some significant infrastructure projects like Auckland Light Rail, Let’s Get Wellington Moving, and signalled some organisation and system changes like the disestablishment of Te Pūkenga and abandonment of Industry Transformation Plans. Parliament also went into urgency as it repealed the previous Labour Government’s Natural and Built Environment Act and the Spatial Planning Act. The Resource Management Act 1991 is back filling the void in the interim, along with the continuation of the Covid-19 recovery fast-track consenting legislation.


Climate Change Adaption

NEWS INZ is pleased to finally see some tangible progress in the climate adaptation space. The delay in the development of the third component of the resource management legislation suite has meant that some of the lessons from the extreme weather events experienced...

Infrastructure New Zealand releases third tranche of policy positions

NEWS With just 44 days to go until the election, Infrastructure New Zealand has released its next tranche of policy position statements. These documents act as the starting point for the important conversations that we need to have to improve the current state of play...

Infrastructure New Zealand announces new Board

MEDIA RELEASE Infrastructure New Zealand has appointed four new directors to its Board this week. Susan Lucking, Fraser Robertson, Liam Hodgetts and Stacey Millar have joined the team. Tracey Ryan was re-elected on the Board and appointed as Chair, with the retiring...

Infrastructure New Zealand responds to Budget 2023

MEDIA RELEASE "New Zealand continues to miss opportunities in its infrastructure delivery, efficiency and scale by solely relying on the Government to fund improvements to our roads, public transport, resilience and water infrastructure." That’s the message from...

Election 2023 Priorities 

This is the sector’s call to action for the incoming Government in its first 100 days and lays out the priority actions that the next administration – no matter its stripes – will need to progress.


Infrastructure as strategy

Estimating the Costs of an Uncertain Infrastructure Pipeline

Aotearoa New Zealand must gear up and build more
infrastructure to support a strong economy, social progress
and transition to net zero.

Underinvestment in our crucial infrastructure is one of our
greatest long-term economic challenges. New Zealand has
around $100 billion worth of infrastructure projects planned
and in its pipeline of upcoming work but this needs to more
than double over the next 30 years to meet our current
infrastructure deficit.

Representing Infrastructure across New Zealand

Infrastructure New Zealand is the nation’s leading infrastructure member association.

Our core purpose is to advance best practice development of world-class transport, energy, water, telecommunications, and social infrastructure for all New Zealanders.

We do this through research, advocacy, and public and private sector collaboration.

Our members are leaders from diverse sectors across New Zealand.

Our purpose is to increase the number of women in leadership roles, grow the visibility of women, and to provide a networking and support group for women in the infrastructure sector.

The Infrastructure Collective

Previously known as the Emerging Talent Network, The Infrastructure Collective sees a strong future as a best practice offering in support, development, and representation of the future leaders in the infrastructure sector.

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