Safety alert – work on high speed level one roads

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Auckland Transport has issued a safety warning around work on high speed Level 1 Roads, indicating that the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management must be treated as the minimum to establish a safe work site and all parties involved must ensure robust risk assessments are conducted and documented for every operation on the road corridor. Read the safety …

Top Wellington civil construction projects named

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The Wellington region’s top civil construction projects of the year were named on Saturday, featuring an innovative pump station and rising water main eight metres under a city street, renewals to the city’s wastewater systems and erosion protection at a Judgeford stream. The Civil Contractors New Zealand Wellington Wairarapa Branch Construction Awards were held at Lower Hutt Events Centre. Around …

Better infrastructure planning welcome

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The release of a prototype Infrastructure Pipeline to forecast major projects being delivered by Central Government agencies has been welcomed by New Zealand’s civil construction sector as a move towards better infrastructure planning. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said it was a positive step because it enabled better visibility and would give New Zealand’s infrastructure industry a …

CCNZ submission on driver licensing consultation

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CCNZ made a submission on the Draft Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2019. This review of driver licensing is of interest to CCNZ members because: • most of our members operate heavy vehicles including trucks as part of their operations • many of our staff are working on our roading network and are therefore exposed to the risks created by …

2019 Construction Industry Survey – speak up for your sector

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The 2019 Construction Industry Survey is open until 25 May. This annual survey is commissioned by Civil Contractors New Zealand and Teletrac Navman, and gauges the big issues for New Zealand’s civil construction companies. Make your voice heard and automatically go in the draw for one of five $100 Prezzy cards! The survey results are used to shed light on industry …

Waikato awards recognise standout performers

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Standout projects from across the Waikato region were recognised at the CCNZ Waikato Branch Hynds Construction Awards, which were held at The Atrium in Hamilton on Friday 12 April. Fulton Hogan was named the overall winner for its Rangitahi Peninsula Bridge and Causeway project, which also won the category award for projects with a value between one and 10 million …

Construction Sector Accord a long-term commitment

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A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced on Sunday by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction sector. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the Accord was a positive step forward for the whole construction industry, and specifically for …

Vocational education needs change

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The civil construction industry says the Government’s proposed Reform of Vocational Education has potential to fix longstanding issues with vocational training and education, despite needing careful management and more recognition of on-job training. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said while it was clear the vocational education system required major changes to remove duplication and increase efficiency in …

CCNZ submission on Reform of Vocational Education

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Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission on the proposed Reform of Vocational Education. In summary: CCNZ strongly agrees the vocational education system requires major changes. The current delivery model for vocational education is not working well and could be improved significantly. CCNZ strongly supports the proposed increased industry and employer engagement and empowerment. We believe one of the critical …