Infrastructure challenge

New Zealand’s infrastructure challenge is large and growing | E tupu tonu ana ngā raruraru hanganga o Aotearoa

We are facing significant infrastructure challenges that will require bold action to address.

Years of under-investment mean there is a substantial backlog of infrastructure that needs to be built. Added to this are the challenges of a growing and ageing population. This requires not only new infrastructure to cope with the demands of growth, but also maintained and improved levels of service from existing infrastructure. Adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change will add cost and complexity to New Zealand’s infrastructure system. All these issues must be addressed in an environment where the costs of building infrastructure are high and growing.

There is a significant gap between the infrastructure we need and what we can afford. It’s not just a case of building more. We must also do better with the infrastructure we already have if we are to meet the proposed vision for 2050.

"There is a significant gap between the infrastructure we need and what we can afford. It’s not just a case of building more. We must also do better with the infrastructure we already have if we are to meet the proposed vision for 2050."

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