About the Pipeline

Why develop a National Infrastructure Pipeline?

The Construction Sector Accord, made up of 13 sector leaders across industry and government, identified the following key challenges for the construction sector:

  • skills and labour shortages  
  • poor risk management  
  • unclear regulations  
  • lack of a visible, coordinated pipeline of work. 

The National Infrastructure Pipeline (Pipeline) seeks to address the last of these issues, as outlined in the Construction Sector Accord Transformation Plan(external link).

The Pipeline seeks to: 

  • act as a ‘shop front’: developing a single, trusted source of information for the construction industry, detailing credible investments over the medium term 
  • enable industry to plan aheadremoving speculation and providing secure forecasts, attracting new entrants, driving increased competition and innovation 
  • enhance coordination: enabling better planning of investment in New Zealand – smoothing the market, enhancing use of resources, capability and capacity. 

Reliability of data 

The infrastructure sector is varied, with differences in naming conventions, and project phasing, levels of approval and stages of completion. We will help consolidate the available information. The data in the Pipeline will be updated quarterly and dynamically as significant projects are announced. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the following caveats should be noted.   

  • Only those projects that have a level of certainty around timing have been included. Some known or anticipated projects will be included in future iterations when organisations confirm their intentions. 
  • Information on project phasing, where provided, has been included to the nearest quarter. 
  • The Pipeline does not represent any ICT-related infrastructure activity. 

Project data remains the responsibility of the contributing agency and Te Waihanga doesn’t represent specific projects. 

Commitment to projects 

While a level of certainty is signalled by being on the Pipeline, final approvals may be needed by Cabinet, Ministers, or at board and executive level, before a project comes to market.  This will depend on project risk and value. The current phase of each project is noted in the project detail.  

Criteria for inclusion 

Te Waihanga welcomes all information about infrastructure projects being planned. Contributors are responsible for determining what is disclosed, the accuracy of the information provided and its fitness for purpose and publication. Please contact us to discuss including your organisation’s projects.