The National Infrastructure Unit was established in 2009 to deliver the government’s objectives relating to infrastructure. The Unit is based within Treasury, and its responsibilities include:
- Working across government and sector to develop a shared vision for infrastructure.
- Providing support to, and acting as a secretariat for, the new National Infrastructure Advisory Board.
- Vote Transport and communications
- Support Minister for Infrastructure
The Unit does not duplicate the role of other infrastructure-related government agencies. It works in co-operation with other government agencies and takes a cross sector, high level view of New Zealand infrastructure.