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Keep up-to-date with key happenings in the NZ infrastructure space with our Monthly Newsletter.

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Other noteworthy announcements | September 2022

Immigration sector agreements a helpful start
Auckland Council adopts ambitious transport emissions plan
Rating tool to be more widely available
Opportunity to engage on updates to the National Waste Data Framework
Public Transport Framework changes
Blueprint for better: WSP advances decarbonisation commitment
Google Cloud Region investment a welcome addition
Dunedin Hospital’s fast-track consent granted
Infrastructure Commission begins work to develop adaptation guidance

Lessons learned are a must to ease community disruption of big projects

By Claire Edmondson, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive

Transformational infrastructure projects, like Auckland Light Rail and Let’s Get Wellington Moving, are incredibly important and will create benefits for generations to come. However, it’s imperative that we learn the lessons from similar projects to ease the burden of disruption to communities and businesses along the way.

Key recommendations of Te Waihanga/ the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission’s Infrastructure Strategy

By Claire Edmondson, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive

The Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2052 is the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission’s first long-term vision for the nation’s infrastructure development. It is made up of 68 recommendations designed to ensure that infrastructure lays a foundation for the people, places, and businesses of Aotearoa New Zealand to thrive for generations.

Collaborative procurement drives sustainable outcomes at Eastland Port

By Fraser Wyllie, Managing Director New Zealand & Pacific Islands, McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd

As an infrastructure contractor who deals with vast amounts of concrete, steel and operating large plant, it may seem that the opportunities to be sustainable are sparse. However, at McConnell Dowell we are all about taking on a challenge and coming up with smart solutions.

Our Networks in Focus | July 2022

Alisha Baddock, Women’s Infrastructure Network Canterbury Chair
Filip Lalovich, The Infrastructure Collective Wellington Deputy Chair

Other noteworthy announcements | July 2022

INZ welcomes Building Consent System Review and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund allocations
Let’s Get Wellington Moving – preferred option announced
Auckland’s biggest water project completed
SX Next cable doubles New Zealand’s internet capacity
Report highlights Northport’s potential
Green light for Christchurch arena
Workplace Diversity Survey Results Released
Two finalists compete to deliver world’s biggest green hydrogen project
Increased borrowing costs a challenge for sector
Government extends cost of living transport support
Watercare welcomes new partners as part of long-term collaborative delivery model

Budget 2022: A step forward but more to be done

By Claire Edmondson, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive

Budget 2022 lifted infrastructure spending to approximately $62 billion over the next four years, but there is much more to be done to address the infrastructure deficit and improve delivery capacity.

Our Networks in Focus | June 2022

Claire Scrimgeour, Women’s Infrastructure Network Waikato Chair
Paul Curry, The Infrastructure Collective Canterbury Chair

Other noteworthy announcements | June 2022

Infrastructure New Zealand’s Senior Leaders’ Retreat
The latest OCR hike
First Water Services Entities Bill referred to Select Committee
The Construction Accord’s Transformation Plan 2022-2025 to be considered by Cabinet
Building materials shortage continues to put pressure on project delivery
Ports of Auckland scraps plans for automation
Auckland Council’s Climate Action Budget adopted
Auckland Airport capital expenditure programme
Construction costs take a toll on Christchurch stadium plans
New port chief executives appointed
Alliance formed to deliver Whangaparāoa Peninsula connection