Why develop a pipeline?
The Construction Sector Accord, made up of 13 sector leaders across industry and government, identified the following key challenges for the construction sector:
- skills and labour shortages
- poor risk management
- unclear regulations
- lack of a visible, coordinated pipeline of work.
Infracom’s pipeline seeks to address the last of these issues, as outlined in the Construction Sector Accord Transformation Plan(external link).
Infracom’s pipeline seeks to:
- act as a ‘shop front’: developing a single, trusted source of information for the construction industry, detailing credible investments over the medium term
- enable industry to plan ahead: removing speculation and providing secure forecasts, attracting new entrants, driving increased competition and innovation
- enhance coordination: enabling better planning of investment in New Zealand – smoothing the market, enhancing use of resources, capability and capacity.
We acknowledge that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on forward works plans and encourage all organisations submitting to our pipeline to advise us of any changes in project information once confirmed. We will publish all updates as soon as we receive them, rather than waiting for our normal quarterly cycle of publication. This will help us maintain this tool’s integrity as a single trusted source of project information.
Criteria for inclusion
Infracom welcomes all information about infrastructure projects being planned. Contributors are responsible for determining what is disclosed, the accuracy of the information provided and its fitness for purpose and publication. Please contact us to discuss including your organisation’s projects.
Reliability of data
The infrastructure sector is varied, with differences in naming conventions, and project phasing, levels of approval and stages of completion. Infracom will help consolidate the available information. The data in the pipeline will be updated quarterly and dynamically as significant projects are announced. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the following caveats should be noted.
- Only those projects that have a level of certainty around timing have been included. Some known or anticipated projects will be included in future iterations when organisations confirm their intentions.
- Information on project phasing, where provided, has been included to the nearest quarter.
- The pipeline does not represent any ICT-related infrastructure activity.
Project data remains the responsibility of the contributing agency and Infracom doesn’t represent specific projects.
Commitment to projects
While a level of certainty is signalled by being on the pipeline, final approvals may be needed by Cabinet, Ministers, or at board and executive level, before a project comes to market. This will depend on project risk and value. The current phase of each project is noted in the project detail.
Comparison with other pipelines
Various infrastructure pipelines already exist in New Zealand. However, these are specific to an agency (eg NZTA(external link)), or a region (eg Auckland(external link)). The Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline(external link) is supported by Infracom and will benefit from the information we gather for the New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline.
A comparison between the Infrastructure Pipeline produced by Infracom and other pipelines is outlined in the table below:
|Jurisdiction||Frequency||Pipeline Threshold||Investment Types||Presentation||Strengths|
|New Zealand||Quarterly*||No Threshold||Infrastructure Investment||Filterable view with Pipeline Gantt Chart||Downloadable open format data|
|ANZIP||New Zealand and Australia||Dynamic||$100 million||Major Infrastructure Investment||Interactive and Filterable||High level Geo Tagged project data|
|Infrastructure NSW||New South Wales, Australia||Annually||$50 million||Major Infrastructure Investment||Static PDF Report and Interactive Table||Detailed project overviews|
|Infrastructure Victoria||Victoria, Australia||Infrequently||$5 million||Major Infrastructure Investment||Static PDF Report||Detailed project overviews aligned to draft infrastructure plan|
|Building Queensland||Queensland, Australia||Dynamic||$50 million||Major Infrastructure Investment||Interactive and Filterable||Informative analysis accompanied by Geo Tagged project data|
|MBIE, National Construction Pipeline||New Zealand||Annually||No Threshold||Horizontal and Vertical Construction||Static PDF Report||Informative detailed report on outlook for construction sector|
|Infometrics Infrastructure Pipeline||New Zealand||Dynamic||No Threshold||Infrastructure Investment||Interactive and Filterable||Detailed project overviews and analysis broken down regionally|
|NZTA Project Pipeline||New Zealand||Ad Hoc||No Threshold||Transport||Interactive and Filterable||High level project information aligned to Agency procurement pipeline|
|Global Infrastructure Pipeline||Global||Dynamic||$250 million||Major Infrastructure Investment||Filterable Dashboard with||Searchable against jurisdiction with high level project information and downloadable data|