News and Media Releases

Keep up-to-date with the latest infrastructure developments in New Zealand.

Letter from INZ to Incoming Prime Minister: Getting New Zealand’s Infrastructure Back on Track

As we all wait for the final form of the new government, Infrastructure New Zealand (INZ) Chair Tracey Ryan and I have taken the opportunity to write to the new Prime Minister elect, Christopher Luxon, to alert him to the urgency that is needed to address New Zealand’s infrastructure issues.   

We are proposing that INZ partners with the new government to co-host an Uplift New Zealand Forum to be held prior to Christmas. This Forum would demonstrate a public commitment to faster and better delivery of infrastructure projects. The purpose of the event would be to name and frame the key issues that can be dealt with at pace, while setting a medium-to-long term timeline for the changes and improvements required.  

Climate Change Adaption

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 in early 2023 can be applied. Aotearoa now has a real sense of the size, scale and urgency of the potential climate impact on our communities and regions.

Infrastructure New Zealand releases third tranche of policy positions

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 in our sector.

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 Chair, Margaret Devlin, remaining as Prior Chair as per the Constitution, as announced at last night’s AGM.

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 Infrastructure New Zealand as it contemplates Budget 2023.

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