Infracom regularly makes submissions on issues related to infrastructure.
Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021 (11 May 2020)
Infracom made a submission on the draft GPS 2021 as this represents a substantial investment by the Government in the planning and delivery of land transport infrastructure and services. We also made a submission on the draft NZ Rail Plan due to the significant changes proposed to how rail is planned, funded and delivered. Both instruments will have a considerable impact on how the land transport network improves wellbeing for New Zealanders.
Infrastructure Funding and Finance Bill (4 March 2020)
The Infrastructure Funding and Finance (IFF) Bill aims to support the provision of infrastructure for housing and urban development. The proposed IFF model involves creating special purpose vehicles to finance and construct infrastructure for urban growth. The finance is repaid from a levy on the beneficiaries of the infrastructure. As the guardian of the New Zealand PPP model(external link), Infracom has specialist expertise in project finance. Our submission largely relates to the implementation of the IFF model, drawing from our experience and knowledge gained from working with the New Zealand PPP model and with the procurement and delivery of major infrastructure projects.
Urban Development Bill (14 February 2020)
Infracom made a submission on the Urban Development Bill because urban development has a critical and long-term impact on the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of people living in New Zealand’s cities. While we support this bill as a positive step to work around problems with New Zealand’s governance, planning, funding and delivery system, we make some suggestions for wider reform.
Resource Management Reform Bill (7 February 2020)
Infracom welcomes this review, which proposes amendments to the Resource Management Act, the Local Government Act, and to the Land Transport Management Act. The key themes we focus on in our submission are:
- outcomes-focused environmental planning system
- integrated decision-making
- the case for institutional reform
- coordination of various government initiatives.