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A New Independent Infrastructure Body

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones announced on 17 August 2018 that the Government is establishing a new independent infrastructure body.

To improve New Zealand’s long-term economic performance and social wellbeing, we need quality infrastructure investment.  That is why a new independent infrastructure body is needed.

It will help improve how we coordinate and plan our infrastructure, make the most of the infrastructure we already have, and plan long-term to ensure our investment delivers what we need, where and when we need it.

The new body will be up and running by mid-late 2019.  In advance of that date, an Interim Infrastructure Transactions Unit has been established within the Treasury with effect from 1 November 2018, to provide support to agencies and local authorities in planning and delivering major infrastructure projects.

A panel of private and public sector experts will guide Treasury as it shapes advice on key issues, and support Treasury in the delivery of the project. All the panel members have standing and expertise in the infrastructure sector.

Documents provided to guide consultation are available via the link below.

 

Last updated: 
Thursday, 1 November 2018