New Construction Sector Transformation Plan for New Zealand


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The Construction Sector Transformation Plan 2022-2025 is a three-year action plan for change focused on tackling the sector’s systemic challenges whilst building resilience across the industry.

As lead minister for the Construction Sector Accord, Dr Woods told sector leaders at the launch in Auckland that the new three-year plan has bold actions to which the partnership of Government and sector representatives are deeply committed to.

“The Accord’s Construction Sector Transformation Plan 2022-2025 builds on the partnerships and progress we’ve collectively achieved in the first plan to lift the sector’s performance,” says Minister of Building and Construction, Megan Woods.

“The forward transformation plan has been developed through detailed engagement with industry and government, and the critical areas of focus are people, client leadership, environment and innovation. It also retains the ability to respond to emerging issues that could impact the sector’s transformational progress.

“Over the past three years, the Accord has fostered a valuable partnership as we’ve tackled the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector, such as supply chain problems. The Accord has become a platform for collaboration on some of the key challenges facing the sector, including skills and labour shortages and climate change,” says Megan Woods.

“The Accord has directly contributed to behavioural and cultural shifts in the construction sector. We have now reached an important milestone and opportunity for government and industry to show continued commitment to leading change in the sector and build on the momentum already achieved.”

The Accord’s vision of ‘A thriving, fair and sustainable construction sector for a better Aotearoa New Zealand’ is supported by six mid-term goals:

  1. Increased capabilities of leaders to drive change
  2. A more skilled and diverse workforce that is future-ready
  3. More thriving people and organisations
  4. Greater Māori construction economy success
  5. Reduced waste and embodied and operational carbon
  6. Increased productivity through innovation, technology, and an enabling regulatory environment.

Initiatives target many groups, including small and medium-sized enterprises, current and future sector leaders, the existing workforce and potential new entrants, Māori businesses, and public and private clients.

“Over the next three years, this will mean achieving mid-term goals such as reducing waste, increasing the capability of leaders to drive change, increasing productivity through innovation and technology, and having a more skilled and diverse workforce,” says Megan Woods.

The plan can be found on the Accord website

Source: New Zealand Government 

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