National Infrastructure Plan Released

Release of The National Infrastructure Plan 2011

The Plan is designed to reduce uncertainty for businesses by outlining the Government's intentions for infrastructure development over a 20 year timeframe. The Plan is directional rather than directive, that is, it provides a framework for infrastructure development rather than a detailed list of projects.

The Plan sets out a vision that, by 2030, New Zealand's infrastructure is resilient, coordinated and contributes to economic growth and increased quality of life. Its overall message is that New Zealand's infrastructure is performing well, but there are areas where improved performance would accelerate economic performance. The Plan sets out six guiding principles to respond to these infrastructure challenges. It also outlines infrastructure issues in five key sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, water and social infrastructure). Finally, the Plan sets out a programme of action to drive change leading to the next edition, to be published in 2014.