Draft New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy has been released 13 October.
In September, the draft strategy was given to the Minister for Infrastructure for his consideration. The strategy sets out a vision for New Zealand and also identifies some of the many infrastructure challenges we face. The scale of these mean we will not only need to improve our system for planning, procuring, building and delivering infrastructure, but to also make better use of the infrastructure we have. The draft strategy makes recommendations for making change in these areas.
In early 2022, the Infrastructure Commission will consider any comments from the Minister and further refining the infrastructure strategy. They will present a final version to the Minister by the end of March, and it will be tabled in Parliament shortly after that. Read the draft strategy here.
Also available on the Infrastructure Commission’s website is a summary of the submissions they received through the consultation period earlier in 2021, which included WasteMINZ’ members consultation on the state of play, waste and resource recovery report. Included in the summary is a report on New Zealand’s infrastructure challenge and research into the issues relating to our labour market boundaries. This input has helped develop the strategy. Read the summaries here.
A webinar is being hosted 20 October 2021 at 2pm if you wish to hear more regarding the background, case for change and the commission’s recommendations for the future.