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 …

CCNZ contributes to local government workshops

James Heffield Advocacy & Submissions, Media / News Leave a Comment

Improving procurement processes can make councils a “client of choice” and benefit their staff, the communities they serve, and the contractors they work with. That’s the message CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock gave in a video interview that will be screened at a series of local government workshops being run by the Road Efficiency Group. The interview, conducted with Richard …

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 …

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 …

Infrastructure Commission welcome

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Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomes a Government proposal to create Te Waihanga – The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission as the new Autonomous Crown Entity to deliver long term strategy and coordination of infrastructure planning. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock congratulated the Government on the proposed structure, which acknowledged the need to lift the quality of the procurement process and set …

Everyone benefits from a healthy construction industry

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With the continued failure of construction companies in the vertical sector CCNZ has been busy engaging with government, clients and the media about the benefits of a healthy, viable and sustainable construction industry. While the civil industry has not had the significant failures experienced in the vertical sector the industry is feeling many of the same pressures. Over the past …

CCNZ submission on proposed new infrastructure body

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A proposed new infrastructure body is scheduled to come into being in 2019. Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission, calling for the infrastructure body to be a centre of procurement excellence and strategic advice, responsible for ensuring project terms are fair. CCNZ also called for the infrastructure body to be independent so it can be an effective intermediary between …