Construction Sector: COVID-19 Recovery Study

Infracom (New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga) is committed to lifting infrastructure planning and delivery to a more strategic level and by doing so, improve New Zealanders’ long term economic performance and social wellbeing.

The COVID-19 outbreak related disruptions mean the economy is currently in a period of high uncertainty and variable activity. Infrastructure has a key role and ability to support COVID-19 recovery. Infrastructure expenditure as an economic stimulus is not new and infrastructure-related construction has the potential to generate construction activity and contribute to economic growth, both in the short and long term. Therefore, it is vital to plan today to ensure effective recovery over the long-term. 

However, before we can set a course of action to achieve these outcomes, we need to understand where we are today. We want to understand the economic impact of COVID-19 on your business and sector, the current challenges you face and solutions that can aid recovery. The information will help Infracom identify and define suitable policy responses that will have a real impact on the Infrastructure-related construction sector and the wider New Zealand economy.

As part of this work, Infracom has engaged Deloitte, supported by AECOM, to undertake a study on the impact of COVID-19 on the infrastructure-related construction sector, with a view of identifying and developing a set of policy interventions to accelerate recovery. The survey can be found using the Infracom survey link(external link).

To minimise duplication, this survey has been designed with the consideration of surveys recently fielded to the industry. The survey will close on Wednesday 7th October 2020.

If you have any questions on the survey, please contact