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Submissions on a New Independent Infrastructure Body Information Release

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
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Public consultation on the form and functions of a new independent infrastructure body in October 2018 resulted in nearly 130 submissions from a wide range of organisations as well as individuals. This number included approximately 40 submitted via survey.

A common theme was the importance of the body to be independent from Ministers while still having a close relationship with the Government to foster an effective, influential working relationship with decision-makers. Submitters believed this would allow the infrastructure body to influence decision-makers while also maintaining credibility with the market and other stakeholders because of its independence.

The majority of submitters believed that the body should be governed by a board and executive team, appointed independently from the political cycle. Having the right expertise and mix of people on the board, and among those employed by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, was also seen to be critical to the new independent infrastructure body.

Broadly, submissions expressed strong support for the infrastructure body’s proposed functions outlined in the consultation document. 

See: New independent infrastructure body consultation documents

Submitters broken down by sector

Central Government Organisations 19% of total submissions Consulting Firms 13% of total submissions
Local Government Organisations 13% of total submissions Delivery Agencies 6% of total submissions
Professional Groups 15% of total submissions Financiers and Insurance Providers 3% of total submissions
Individuals 19% of total submissions Other / Unclassified 13% of total submissions


Documents released
26-10-2018 Kane, Chris
26-10-2018 Wilson, Douglas; Wilson, Puti
26-10-2018 Read, Haydn
25-10-2018 Sutton, John
26-10-2018 Singer, Leah
26-10-2018 Buckley, Peter
26-10-2018 Air New Zealand
26-10-2018 ANZ
26-10-2018 AON New Zealand
26-10-2018 Ashburton District Council
26-10-2018 Auckland Airport
26-10-2018 Auckland Council
26-10-2018 Auckland Transport
29-10-2018 Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum
02-11-2018 Business NZ
26-10-2018 Chapman Tripp
26-10-2018 Chorus
25-10-2018 Christchurch City Council
26-10-2018 Civil Contractors New Zealand Inc
26-10-2018 Connexis ITO
26-10-2018 Construction Clients' Group
29-10-2018 Construction Strategy Group
26-10-2018 Controller and Auditor General
01-11-2018 Department of Corrections
26-10-2018 Downer NZ
26-10-2018 Dunedin City Council
25-10-2018 Earthquake Commission
26-10-2018 Employers and Manufacturers Association
26-10-2018 ENGAGE
26-10-2018 Engineering Leadership Forum
29-10-2018 Engineering New Zealand
26-10-2018 Ernst & Young Ltd
26-10-2018 Fletcher Building
26-10-2018 Fulton Hogan
26-10-2018 Genesis Energy
26-10-2018 GNS Science
26-10-2018 Governance New Zealand Incorporated
19-10-2018 Gravelroad Limited
26-10-2018 Greater Wellington Regional Council
26-10-2018 Hamilton City Council
26-10-2018 Harmonic Analytics Limited
26-10-2018 Harrison Grierson Consultants
25-10-2018 Mokak, Romlie
24-10-2018 HERA
26-10-2018 Infrastructure NZ
30-10-2018 Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
26-10-2018 Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
26-10-2018 Infratil Limited
26-10-2018 Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc
25-10-2018 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NZ Division)
26-10-2018 Irrigation New Zealand
26-10-2018 KiwiRail
26-10-2018 KPMG
26-10-2018 Local Government NZ
26-10-2018 Major Electricity Users' Group
26-10-2018 Manawatu District Council
26-10-2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
26-10-2018 Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
26-10-2018 New Zealand Lifelines (Utilities) Council
26-10-2018 New Zealand Planning Institute
26-10-2018 NZ Airports Association
26-10-2018 NZ SUPERFUND
26-10-2018 NZ Telecommunications Forum Inc
25-10-2018 NZ Utilities Advisory Group
26-10-2018 OPUS
26-10-2019 Orion
26-10-2018 Plenary Group Holdings Pty Ltd
26-10-2018 Powerco
26-10-2018 Public Service Association
26-10-2018 PWC
26-10-2018 Quake Centre
26-10-2018 Queenstown Lakes District Council
25-10-2018 Rangitikei District Council
26-10-2018 Ruapehu District Council
24-10-2018 Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust
26-10-2018 Tonkin & Taylor
26-10-2018 Tourism Industry Aotearoa
26-10-2018 Transpower
26-10-2018 Waikato Chamber of Commerce and Industry
25-10-2018 Water New Zealand
26-10-2018 Watercare
07-11-2018 Wellington Chamber of Commerce
25-10-2018 Wellington City Council
26-10-2018 Whangarei District Council
Various; Various

Last updated: 
Monday, 24 June 2019