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Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan 2015

Broadly speaking, New Zealand has a good national infrastructure base bolstered by the expenditure on infrastructure in recent years to address historic underinvestment. But over the next 30 years we face some big challenges.  The purpose of the Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan 2015 is to help navigate our way through these challenges and grasp the opportunities they present.

To achieve this purpose, the Plan sets out a vision that: By 2045 New Zealand’s infrastructure will be resilient and coordinated, and contribute to a strong economy and high living standards.

Delivering on this vision requires New Zealand to make a step-change in our approach to infrastructure planning, delivery, management and use.  We need a better understanding of the levels of service we want to deliver, more mature asset management practices and use of data, and more effective decision-making that considers non-asset solutions.

The 2015 Plan includes a comprehensive suite of actions that will be undertaken to deliver on the new approach and drive the two outcomes sought from the Plan – the better use of existing infrastructure and the better allocation of new investment.

The Plan has been developed by the National Infrastructure Unit with the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and working closely with government agencies, peak bodies and partner organisations across the local government and private sectors.

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PART 1: INTRODUCTION

Welcome from the Minister
Foreword from the National Infrastructure Advisory Board
Strategic partners' reflection
Executive summary
Summary: The Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan 2015
The vision

PART 2: STRATEGIC CONTEXT

Our infrastructure is aging and will need to be renewed...
Affordability pressures will be compounded by our aging population, our growing cities, and some of our shrinking regions...
To keep our economy growing, our infrastructure needs to support higher levels of productivity...
Technology is changing everything...
Our growing economy will create infrastructure pinch-points...
The world's economic centre of gravity is shifting towards Asia...
Our climate is changing, and our natural resources are under pressure...
Infrastructure will need to support the growing role of the Māori economy...
Local talk about infrastructure: Tūhoe

PART 3: THE CURRENT STATE

Infrastructure sectors
International perspective and evidence
Regional perspective
Regional profiles
Focus on Christchurch
Focus on Auckland
Local talk about infrastructure: North Otago

PART 4: THE RESPONSE

Increasing understanding of levels of service and future drivers of demand
Strengthening asset management practices
Optimising decision-making
The Action Plan
Local talk about infrastructure: Gisborne/Tairāwhiti
What does the Action Plan mean for asset management?
What does the Action Plan mean for the housing challenges and land use integration?
What does the Action Plan mean for procurement?
What does the Action Plan mean for regulation?
What does the Action Plan mean for the transport sector?
What does the Action Plan mean for the telecommunications sector?
What does the Action Plan mean for the energy sector?
What does the Action Plan mean for the three waters sector?
What does the Action Plan mean for the productive water sector?
What does the Action Plan mean for the social infrastructure sector?
A forward view of significant infrastructure investments
Next steps

APPENDIX 1: ACTION PLAN

The response framework
Transport
Telecommunications
Energy
Three waters
Productive water
Social infrastructure
Cross-cutting initiatives
List of abbreviations

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National Infrastructure Unit, The Treasury
1 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
PO Box 3724, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Tel: +64 4 472 2733 • Fax: +64 4 472 2492 • info@infrastructure.govt.nz

Last updated: 
Monday, 4 December 2017