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Our Networks in Focus | April 2022

Stacey Millar, Women’s Infrastructure Network Auckland Chair
Nicola Robbins, The Infrastructure Collective Wellington Chair
Diversity Advisory Board members appointed

Other noteworthy announcements | April 2022

Engineering Standards change after Canterbury Earthquake Royal Commission Inquiry
Helios Energy a new player in the growing New Zealand solar sector
Diversity Works seeking views on workplace diversity
Are you the next Deputy Chief Executive- Infrastructure and Digital Assets of Department of Corrections: Ara Poutama Aotearoa?

A busy second quarter ahead for the Three Waters reform programme

By Claire Edmondson, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive

There is general agreement that our drinking water, wastewater and stormwater assets, vital to human health and that of the environment, have too long been ignored and that something needs to be done. The proposal to shift responsibility for those assets to four water entities to better enable the work required has been controversial.

Jacobs’ programmatic approach to decarbonising cities

By Jacobs

Even as we respond to other pressing global challenges, climate change remains one of the biggest threats to life on this planet as we know it. In the next 10 to 15 years, we face the very real scenario of average global temperature increases exceeding the 1.5-degree warming threshold set out in Paris in 2015. The need for coordinated and decisive action to decarbonise our economy and society on a global scale has never been more urgent.

Costly infrastructure

The costs of delivering infrastructure continue to rise.
Last month’s InfraRead outlined that annual inflation in the year to the December 2021 quarter was 5.9% – the highest increase since June 1990.

Our Networks in Focus | March 2022

Arden Hermans, Women’s Infrastructure Network Northland Chair
Laressa Mills, The Infrastructure Collective Auckland Chair

Other noteworthy announcements | March 2022

Transmission Gully open for business
New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga recommends health infrastructure shake-up
Water NZ releases National Performance Review
Central Interceptor one of many projects to feel the strain of Omicron
Amazon Web Services contributes further to New Zealand’s digital infrastructure growth
New Zealand’s infrastructure sector contributes to Tongan response

Infrastructure strategy a monumental moment for sector and New Zealand

By Claire Edmondson, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive

Back in October last year, the Infrastructure Commission released the draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy. The substantial consultation process included Infrastructure New Zealand workshops around the country, which enabled members to provide direct input.

Behind the scenes of WSP’s decarbonisation commitment

By David Kidd, WSP in New Zealand Director of Client Experience and Strategic Advisory

This year marks 50 years since former DSIR scientist Dave Lowe first pointed a flask into the teeth of the wind and started taking CO2 measurements on a rugged headland at the exposed southern edge of the North Island.

Chartbusting inflation and rising construction costs

Annual inflation in the year to the December 2021 quarter was 5.9%, well outside the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s target of keeping inflation between 1 and 3% on average over the medium term.

Transformational plan for Auckland’s transport woes

The Government’s announcement on the future of Auckland Light Rail (ALR) and the second Waitematā Harbour crossing represents a transformational and long-sighted solution to Auckland’s transport woes, as well as a huge opportunity for the transport, construction and infrastructure sectors.