New Zealand’s civil contractors are optimistic about the future according to the results of 2020 Construction Industry Survey.
The Government has asked the Infrastructure Commission to oversee an urgent and wide-ranging review into the Transmission Gully project.
The Transmission Gully motorway north of Wellington is 85% complete and will be open by September 2021 at a cost of $1.25billion.
With more than $1.1 billion investment Auckland NZ Upgrade Programme rail projects will support over 400 jobs and help unlock New Zealand’s biggest city.
Site work is soon to begin on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway, the project to replace the former SH3 route through the Manawatū Gorge.
A new package of infrastructure investments will kick-start New Zealand’s economy by creating 20,000 jobs and unlocking more than $5 billion of projects.
The Government has announced 11 infrastructure projects that will be fast-tracked under a new law to help rebuild the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over $3 billion worth of NZ Upgrade Programme projects are moving forward, with five major projects in Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga.
$3 billion will be added to fund infrastructure projects across New Zealand in addition to the Government’s $12b New Zealand Upgrade Programme.
“Professions across the New Zealand infrastructure sector could shed up to 30 per cent of staff over the next 6 months unless immediate measures are taken to protect workers and restart construction,” says Infrastructure NZ CEO Paul Blair.