Industry News

Infrastructure report: Hamish Glenn: Planning needs an overhaul

New Zealand Herald

Hamish Glenn is Policy Director at Infrastructure New Zealand. Climate change, inequality, productivity. Covid has accelerated the need to get on top of our biggest challenges and the Ardern Government has the mandate to get on with it.The first thing we need to see is a list of the big national outcomes this Government wants to promote.

Infrastructure report: Stuart McKinnon: Decisions we make today will deliver prosperity for future generations

New Zealand Herald

The Southern Cross Next project: The survey vessel ESG. On March 25th - when New Zealand first went into level 4 lockdown - Covid-19 was about to test our broadband infrastructure like nothing had ever tested it before.As our cities and towns emptied out, the internet filled up.

ReBuilding Nations Symposium 2020

New Zealand Herald

On Page: B002 In times of crisis and transformation, leadership and shared vision is more important than ever. The 2020 ReBuilding Nations Symposium will commence with recognised leaders sharing how they’re working to seize the opportunities from Covid, to transform and thrive.

Infrastructure projects - massive spend and massive challenges

Radio New Zealand Audio

[00:00:00] Billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects are planned for around the country from major transport and energy projects to large scale construction, hospital and school upgrades and climate resilience and flood protection. Kathryn talks with chair of the Infrastructure Commission [NZ] Dr Alan Bollard, about the challenges to delivering these.

Infracom announces Transmission Gully Interim Review panel

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

Infracom (New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga) has today announced the Review Panel who will undertake the Transmission Gully Interim Review. Infracom Chief Executive Ross Copland has advised that international expert reviewer Steve Richards has been appointed to lead the review on behalf of Infracom and he will be joined by two New Zealand based peer reviewers, Sir Michael Cullen and Lindsay Crossen.

Govt orders review of Transmission Gully, NZTA says there are 'lessons to learn'


The New Zealand Transport Agency says it has learnt lessons with $1.25 billion of taxpayers money used to build Wellington highway Transmission Gully. Your playlist will load after this ad A deal's been struck for the New Zealand Transport Agency to pay contractors more than 200 million dollars to cover costs for Covid-19 delaying construction.

Review into Transmission Gully announced - Twyford and Jones

NZ Government

The Government has asked the Infrastructure Commission to oversee an urgent and wide-ranging review into the Transmission Gully project, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones announced today. Phil Twyford says construction has been plagued with delays and increased costs.

Concrete evidence of slowdown, equal to GFC


Concrete use in the June quarter was down by the equivalent of about 22 Auckland Sky Towers, marking the biggest quarterly drop since records began 28 years ago, Stats NZ said. Ready-mix production slumped a seasonally adjusted 23 percent as construction ground to a halt amid the nationwide enforced covid shutdowns during April.

Advising on the funding and financing of New Zealand’s growth infrastructure

Simpson Grierson

This week a significant milestone was reached for infrastructure funding in New Zealand, with the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act 2020 officially coming into force. Our infrastructure team was selected to work with The Treasury and the Department of Internal Affairs at the end of 2018, helping to develop the Government’s new Infrastructure Funding and Financing (IFF) programme.