BECOME A MEMBER
Connecting New Zealand

Details needed on $12b infrastructure investment

11 Dec 2019


A Government announcement to invest $12 billion in new infrastructure projects has the potential to fill a major gap in the transport infrastructure work pipeline and start to overcome NZ’s infrastructure deficit – now details are needed for civil contractors to get to work.

Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s announcement of additional infrastructure spending with the emphasis on “shovel-ready” projects was welcome, but details on which projects were funded and when they would come to market were needed as soon as possible.

“This is great news, and shows the Government is listening. But if these projects are truly shovel-ready, contractors need details sooner rather than later. Ideally we want to transition the people and resources we already have into new transport projects.”

The longer it took for project details to be announced, the more likely there were to be capacity constraints as a range of major projects such as Transmission Gully, Canterbury motorway projects and the Waikato Expressway finished up over the next 18 months and businesses looked to provide continuity of work for their skilled employees, he said.

“A year may seem like a long time, but in terms of making major infrastructure projects happen it is not long at all. The time for stalling is over and our members need to know which projects will be given the nod so they can start planning how they will put them into action.”

Mr Silcock said contractors were eager to get to work, and keenly anticipating which initiatives were identified to be brought to market so they could make promises of infrastructure investment into new roads, bridges and railway lines to connect communities and support economic growth.

The Government’s announcement indicated the details of which projects were funded would be announced “in early 2020”.

 

 

RELATED


Principal Business Partner
Core Associates
Major Associates
Brolube New Zealand
Rettenmaier New Zealand Ltd
Parallaxx
Vertical Horizonz NZ Ltd
SITECH NZ
The Drug Detection Agency
Liebherr New Zealand
Manage Company
Marley NZ Ltd
First Gas
Wirtgen NZ Ltd
MATES In Construction
Checksafe Ltd
Brandt Equipment
Geosynthetic Partners International Ltd
TLC Insurance Limited
Infrastructure New Zealand
Reliance Reinforcing Limited
beforeUdig
Over and Out Communications
TDX Ltd
Connexis
Commercial Hire NZ Ltd
Kobelco New Zealand
Advice Financial
TotalEnergies NZ Ltd
AWF
MIMICO NZ Ltd
Milwaukee Tool New Zealand
Terra Cat
A B Equipment Ltd
Terra Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Aptella
Assignar
Fluiconnecto Ryco New Zealand Ltd
Youngman Richardson
Mico New Zealand Ltd
XCMG New Zealand
Sheet Pile Ltd
SAMI Bitumen Technologies New Zealand Ltd
Doug the Digger
n3
Hynds Pipe Systems
Capital Consulting International NZ Limited
Nulca NZ
H.J. Asmuss & Co. Ltd
Portacom New Zealand Limited
Infrastructure Sustainability Council
Steelgal NZ Ltd
Westpac NZ Ltd
Porter Group Limited
TVH NEW ZEALAND
Komatsu New Zealand Ltd
Winstone Aggregates
Teletrac Navman
Absolute Immigration NZ
BNZ Partners
Blick
Turners Group Ltd: Head Office/Auckland
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
ERoad Ltd
TR Group
MBP (NZ) Ltd
ENZED
Firth Certified Concrete
Coninnova Limited
AECOM New Zealand Limited
Southeys Group Auckland
Northpine Ltd
Solo
CivilShare
Trade Me Jobs
Geofabrics New Zealand Ltd
Holcim New Zealand Ltd
Global Survey - Auckland
TRIG Instruments
Hydraulink Fluid Connecters Ltd
Humes Pipeline Systems
Enviro NZ Services Ltd
CSP Div of Fletcher Steel
Greenlight Insurance Brokers
Franklin Smith Group
John Deere Limited
RobLawMax Recruitment
Power Farming New Zealand Ltd
UDC Finance
Vertu Equipment Limited

Login





Forgot password?
Create an Account