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Moving Beyond the RMA


Infrastructure New Zealand welcomes the release of the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill.

Advancing the evidence base – Three Waters Reform Programme

About the Reports Phase 2 Analysis – advancing the evidence base Today the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) released a second tranche of evidence-based reports, commissioned to inform the case for change for the Three Waters Reform Programme. The complete reports...

Budget 2021 Analysis for Infrastructure NZ Members

Budget 2021 continues with its wellbeing approach. The budget is guided by three overarching policy goals for the next three years: continuing to keep New Zealand safe from COVID-19 accelerating the recovery and rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19 laying the...

Major opportunity to revitalise local government


“The independent review of local government announced today is a genuine opportunity to address a wave of serious issues across housing, transport and water by strengthening the ability of councils to execute, address long standing infrastructure funding and financing challenges and ensure that New Zealand becomes a more competitive, equitable and sustainable society,” says Hamish Glenn Policy Director at Infrastructure New Zealand.

Light rail establishment unit needs broad remit


“The Government’s new light rail establishment unit represents an opportunity to rethink the wider transport and development vision for Auckland to tackle congestion, carbon and housing affordability challenges,” says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director, Hamish Glenn.

Infrastructure and construction pipeline critical to maximising housing investment


“The new $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund will help address short to medium term infrastructure barriers to housing, but only if it is integrated with a visible, committed and sequenced pipeline of projects that encourages industry to invest, scale up and lift construction sector productivity,” says Hamish Glenn, Policy Director at Infrastructure New Zealand.

Record investment welcome but is it sufficient?


“Auckland’s record ten year transport investment programme is an impressive achievement one year after lockdown crippled the New Zealand economy, but clearer national direction and new ideas and solutions will be required to achieve the outcomes Auckland and the Government want,” says Hamish Glenn, Policy Director at Infrastructure New Zealand.