A New Zealand pipeline which spans multiple sectors, regions and covers central and local government as well as the private sector is a challenging proposition.
While there are various infrastructure pipelines already in existence, these are specific to an agency
(eg NZTA), or a region (eg Auckland). The Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline - the most well-known of the various alternatives - will benefit from the information we gather for the New Zealand infrastructure pipeline.
The first iteration of the pipeline covers projects proposed or in delivery over the next three years on behalf of five capital-intensive central government agencies:
- The Department of Corrections
- The Ministry of Education
- The Ministry of Health
- The New Zealand Defence Force
- The New Zealand Transport Agency
The decision to focus initially on these agencies reflects the complexity of building and shaping the processes and protocols required to gather data across agencies. With this first iteration of the pipeline we will test and refine these processes before incorporating projects from other central government agencies (and later local government). At a later date, private sector projects will also be included.
The prototype pipeline presented here therefore represents the first phase of a longer-term, more inclusive approach. As this work unfolds, we will seek feedback to ensure the pipeline tool meets the needs of the market, central and local government and other stakeholders.
It should be noted that it is possible that known or prior publicly announced projects are not included in this first iteration of the pipeline. This may be due to lack of available data or the project undergoing further review.