Contractors keen to get started on NZ Upgrade Programme

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New Zealand’s civil contractors welcome today’s coalition government announcement of a range of infrastructure projects funded under the New Zealand Upgrade Programme. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the announcement – which showed the Government was looking at a wide range of projects, including roads – was a welcome one for the country’s road builders and civil …

Details needed on $12b infrastructure investment

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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 …

Shovel-ready infrastructure projects needed

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The weekend announcement of the Government’s plans to bring projects forward and lift spending on significant infrastructure projects in the short to medium term is welcome news for Kiwi civil contractors and communities. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s announcement to “significantly increase spending on infrastructure” boded well for communities, contractors and their …

Insolvency clawback period to be reduced?

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The Government has agreed to a number of changes to insolvency law, publishing a Cabinet paper outlining proposed reforms based on recommendations made in a May 2017 report from the Insolvency Review Working Group. CCNZ made a submission on these reforms in 2017, also mobilising the civil construction industry to take on high-profile cases where contractors had payments received from …

CCNZ presents Vocational Education submission to Select Committee

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CCNZ presented to the NZ House of Representatives Education and Workforce Select Committee on the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Bill, calling for the legislation to include more of a focus on strong connections with employers and industry, increased recognition of on-job-training and the need to transition trainees into employment sooner. Chief Executive Peter Silcock and Central Regional Manager …

CCNZ submission on RoVE legislation

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Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission on the legislation governing the Reform of Vocational Education (the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill). Key points from the CCNZ submission were: CCNZ supports the intent of the proposed changes. The vocational education and training system in New Zealand requires major overhaul if it is to be fit for purpose …

CCNZ submission on MBIE Review of Plant, Structures, Working at Heights and Excavations

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Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Review of Plant, Structures, Working at Heights and Excavations. Key points from the submission are as follows: CCNZ is generally supportive of the proposed changes. The following comments overview CCNZ’s submission:           General The regulations have, in the past, created a …

MBIE plant regulations submissions closing 4 October

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on the regulation of excavation, plant, mobile plant, high-risk plant, structures, working at heights and other industry-related issues under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Submissions close on 4 October. CCNZ will be making a submission on behalf of members. Let us know if you have any comments on …

Can the RoVE review deliver a stronger employer focus?

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Last week Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced that the government plans to proceed with its Reform of Vocational Education. CCNZ in its submissions on the review said the proposals had the potential to fix longstanding issues with vocational training and education, despite needing careful management and more recognition of on-job training. It is great to see a more measured …