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 …

CCNZ issues new traffic control publications

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Civil Contractors New Zealand has issued new publications, the Manual Traffic Controllers’ Handbook and the Speed Management Handbook. The Manual Traffic Controllers’ Handbook features important information for traffic control, including basic safety rules, equipment, site set up techniques and operations. The Speed Management Handbook features information on temporary speed limits, Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (COPTTM) guidelines and …

Government yet to fill gap in infrastructure pipeline

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Short-term gaps in the infrastructure pipeline are causing long-term headaches for the country’s civil infrastructure contractors, who have criticised a vague forward work programme that sees roading projects down nearly three billion dollars in the next two years. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said despite promises of ‘record investment’ and a ‘year of action’ from the Government, …

Water review needs coherent leadership

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Recognising a need for change in New Zealand’s water industry is a small step closer to addressing issues with decaying water infrastructure, but coherent leadership from central government will be needed to make a change, say New Zealand’s contractors. Civil contractors are heavily involved in the construction and maintenance of water networks, performing tasks such as pipeline installation, construction of …

CCNZ farewells Life Member June Margan

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Civil Contractors New Zealand Life Member June Margan passed away on 25 October at age 94. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Ms Margan had made a “massive contribution” to CCNZ’s predecessor the Contractors Federation throughout her lifetime. “June contributed a great deal of time and energy to improve conditions for contractors over several decades. Her effort and initiative helped …

Contractors look to technology to overcome workforce woes

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New information released from NZ’s civil construction industry shows civil contractors are increasingly looking to adopt new technologies, with 77 per cent looking to technology to help them increase labour productivity. But workforce issues continue to hinder the success of the sector, with 63 per cent of contractors saying their needs for staff will increase and 80 per cent naming …

CCNZ farewells Past President Jim Hardie

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Civil Contractors New Zealand farewells Jim Hardie, who passed away on 12 September 2018. Mr Hardie acted as President of the Contractors’ Federation from 1986-1988. He was based in Northland, and prior to becoming President, he was the first Branch Secretary for the Contractors’ Federation’s Northland Branch, going on to become Branch Chair. Mr Hardie was best known amongst contractors …

Land Transport Programme on the road to change

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Civil Contractors New Zealand says the release of the New Zealand Transport Agency’s 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme on 31 August has confirmed what has been known for some time – the Government intends to increase its investment in infrastructure, and is committed to a large-scale shift in priorities. The National Land Transport Programme is a three-yearly investment programme providing investment …

Civil Contractors welcomes new infrastructure entity

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Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomed today’s announcement from Minister for Infrastructure Hon. Shane Jones that a new independent infrastructure entity would be established to improve government oversight into the infrastructure and civil construction industry. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock said a new entity to provide oversight could potentially be of huge benefit, helping to resolve recent uncertainty over coming workflow following …

CCNZ’s top 10 highlights from Smarter Together

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Smarter Together 2018 ran from 1-4 August at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. This joint Civil Contractors New Zealand and Association of Consulting Engineers of New Zealand conference had many highlights, but we have put together a top 10 list of CCNZ staff members’ favourite conference moments for you. Number one: A celebration of the industry Seeing our people and …