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A new national direction in the right direction

The Government and the National Party have come together to jointly announce changes to New Zealand’s planning system to enable more medium density housing and cut red tape that acts as a barrier to development. The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and...

Draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy published

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission | Te Waihanga has published the draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy. The draft strategy’s vision is: Infrastructure lays a foundation for the people, places and businesses of Aotearoa New Zealand to thrive for...

Consultation on an emissions reduction plan

The Government has begun consulting on a discussion document titled Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future that will inform and shape New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan. The Emissions Reduction Plan will set the direction for climate...

Interim Report into the Future for the Local Government Review

The Government has appointed a panel to oversee the Future for the Local Government Review. We ran a story in InfraRead’s August edition that looked at the Review’s establishment. The Review is considering: the functions, roles, and structures of local government...

Government abandons the Northern Pathway bridge

The Government has abandoned the beleaguered Northern Pathway bridge across Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour. The July edition of InfraRead ran an opinion piece on this ill-conceived vanity project and we, along with others who opposed the proposal, are pleased the...

Consultation on a digital strategy for New Zealand

The Government is seeking feedback on a discussion document that will inform New Zealand’s Digital Strategy. A national digital strategy is long overdue, and the need for one has also been recommended by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission in its draft...

Government pushes ahead with Three Waters Reform Programme

The Minister of Local Government yesterday (Wednesday 27 October) announced Cabinet’s decision to introduce legislation to establish four publicly-owned entities to take over the country’s Three Waters. Infrastructure New Zealand released a media statement yesterday...

Other note-worthy announcements | October 2021

Investment into the Ashburton Rail Hub
Trouble in our Three Waters
Official cash and inflation rates aim for the sky
New InterIslander ferries on order
Auckland Light Rail update
New locomotives for KiwiRail’s South Island operations
First Home Partner initiative
Government update on MIQ
Transpower takes responsibility for a rare blackout and vows to do better
Major contract awarded to power NZ Battery investigation

The need for a dedicated MIQ facility

By Claire Edmondson, General Manager, Infrastructure New Zealand.

The ongoing community outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant and the pressure it has placed on an already stretched managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) network has again raised the subject of specialist MIQ facilities.

Infrastructure Australia publishes the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan

Australia’s independent national infrastructure adviser, Infrastructure Australia released its 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan earlier this month. Infrastructure Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew, provides an overview of the organisation’s 15-year...