As part of our work to develop Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa, we have carried out research into infrastructure issues both in New Zealand and overseas, and gathered views from a range of stakeholders and the public.
From 12 May to 2 July 2021, we invited submissions on our He Tūāpapa ki te Ora - Infrastructure for a Better Future consultation document which set out a proposed direction and recommendations for the strategy.
The feedback we heard was used in developing Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa.
Read a summary of submissions [PDF, 3.6 MB]
Read the consultation document [PDF, 7.4 MB]
A range of organisations and individuals submitted on our Infrastructure for a Better Future consultation.
Please note: personal information, offensive comments, copyrighted and/or commercially sensitive information has been redacted. Views expressed in these submissions are not those of Te Waihanga.
If you submitted on the consultation but do not see your submission below, you may not have provided us with persmission to publish it. Contact us for more information.
A range of organisations submitted on our Infrastructure for a Better Future consultation.
Aggregate and Quarry Association
Association of Consulting and Engineering New Zealand
Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum
BusinessNZ and the Business Energy Council
Christchurch International Airport
CI Commercial and Industrial Consultants
Committee for Digital Engineering in New Zealand
Early Adaptors Limited - Te Rawe Wawe and M&M Partnership
Electricity Networks Association
Elemental Group and Energy Estate
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Federation of Ratepayers Association of NZ
Greater Christchurch Partnership
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Independent Electricity Generators Association
Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia New Zealand
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
New Zealand Association for Impact Assessment
New Zealand Construction Industry Council
New Zealand Green Building Council
New Zealand Infrastructure and Communities Institute
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum
New Zealand Wind Energy Association
We have also learnt from:
- 23,638 New Zealanders shared their views through our Aotearoa 2050 survey(external link).
- Four meetings with iwi, as well as the University of Waikato’s Te Kotahi Research Institute.
- Nine stakeholder workshops.
- 112 attendees at our symposium, and a further 174 watched online.
- 80 stakeholder meetings.
Local government reference group
We established a local government reference group to guide us in our work. This group provides checks, balance and support as the strategy is developed.
Te Ao Māori Testing Panel
Our te ao Māori Testing Panel members brought a deep understanding of Māori views and experiences of infrastructure. The panel provides support in evaluating our ‘evidence’ with a te ao Māori lens and providing a deeper understanding of Māori views and experiences with infrastructure.
Kane joined Waka Kotahi following three years with Wellington City Council where he most recently held the Director of Strategy and Governance position. Kane has previously been a partner at law firm Meredith Connell and served as a Crown Prosecutor.
Alyce (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui) is in her final year as an engineering student at the University of Canterbury and also hosts the Māori in Engineering podcast. You can listen to Alyce interview fellow Panel member Troy Brockbank.
Troy (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Auckland and 14 years of professional engineering experience working in the water sector across consultancies, civil contractors and suppliers. Troy is currently Pou Ārahi Māori, Māori Advisory Lead (Principal) at Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd. He is also a Board member of Taumata Arowai and Water NZ.
Matthew (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama) is a Rutherford Discovery Fellow, co-Director of Te Au Rangahau and an Associate Professor in the School of Economics and Finance at Massey University. He has an academic background in health and population economics and researchers broadly as an applied economist and social scientist. His current research projects include: Māori economics & mixed-methods, social capital and wellbeing research, effective health systems and service delivery, Health Economics, population, labour and regional economics.
Key Reports and Studies
In developing the strategy, we have commissioned a number of reports on critical infrastructure issues. These include a report on New Zealand’s infrastructure challenges, as well as research into infrastructure labour markets.
Read the report on New Zealand’s infrastructure challenges
Read the report on infrastructure labour markets
State of Play reports
To gather information for the Infrastructure Strategy, we looked at the state of play in the telecommunications, energy, waste and resource recovery, water, transport, education and health infrastructure sectors.
Read the State of Play reports
Infrastructure Asset Owners Survey
Te Waihanga commissioned a survey of infrastructure asset owners from across sectors that included local and central government, health, transport and energy. This asked asset owners how well their infrastructure was performing in meeting the wellbeing needs of New Zealanders, and gathered information on the challenges they faced as well as opportunities. Some of the key themes identified included funding and financing challenges, asset management and procurement, natural hazards and climate change, and the challenges of moving to a low emissions economy.
We used the information we gathered through this survey to develop Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa.
Prior to release of Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa, Te Waihanga released a draft Infrastructure Strategy that was presented to the Minister for Infrastructure. The Minister provided feedback on the draft Strategy, this feedback was used to finalise the document.