Following the Government’s latest announcement about a change in Alert Levels, the Infrastructure Forum will proceed as planned under Alert Level 2 as we have less than 100 people attending. The James Cook Hotel has a large space so we can implement social distancing and will adhere to all public health guidance under Alert Level 2.

Communities increasingly expect local government to work together with central government to find solutions to their infrastructure issues. This forum is for key decision makers, including those working in strategy, planning, and construction, to explore how central and local government as well as the private sector can help communities across Aotearoa New Zealand plan for their future infrastructure needs.

We are delighted to announce that our Infrastructure for the Future Forum will be launched by the Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure, Hon Grant Robertson. The forum will include a host of infrastructure experts representing The Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga, Construction Sector Accord, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Department of Internal Affairs, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, with case studies from councils and the private sector. There will also be sessions on The Future of Local Government from the review panel and updates on Three Waters.

  • 24 Jun 2021
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  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, Wellington City, New Zealand
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About this event

Working on how we collectively lift the performance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s major infrastructure projects is the theme of the Infrastructure for the Future Forum.

Against a background of RMA reform and Three Waters reform this forum will look at how various partners can contribute to finding solutions for infrastructure in the future, and will provide an opportunity to discuss strategies and solutions to infrastructure issues.

Programme

Thursday 24 June 2021

7.45 am Registration
Arrival tea/coffee - networking

8.15 am Mihi Whakatau

8.30 am Introduction and speech by Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Grant Robertson
Phil Wilson, President of Taituarā and Director of Governance at Auckland Council
The Hon Grant Robertson, Deputy Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure, Hon Grant Robertson will outline his vision for Aotearoa New Zealand’s infrastructure development and the importance of a partnership approach to delivering solutions.

9.00 am The Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga – 2050 Strategy
Geoff Cooper, General Manager Strategy, The Infrastructure Commission
Te Waihanga

Our well-being depends on our infrastructure: whether it is taking the kids to school, moving freight from A to B, keeping homes warm or connecting our businesses to the world. The Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga is consulting on their strategy for the future looking forward to 2050. This presentation looks at the ways in which The Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga is consulting with the sector.

9.40 am Morning tea

10.00 am Construction Sector Accord
Duncan Kenderdine, Downer, Executive General Manager Strategy Development

The Construction Sector Accord brings local and central government together with the construction industry to improve the implementation and delivery of infrastructure projects. Duncan will describe this collaboration as well as outline future challenges on the horizon.

10.40 am Panel discussion – the future of infrastructure in local government
Representatives from local government, central government and the private sector including:

Michael Lovett, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Branch, Department of Internal Affairs
Brad Ward, Deputy Chief Executive, Place-based Policy and Programme, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Josh Cairns, Partner, Simpson Grierson
Natalie McClew, Partner, PWC

We need to take a strategic view of planning, investing, and constructing infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand. The panel will discuss how the upcoming changes will make local government, central government and private sector relationships more important than ever.

11.25 am Place-based partnerships and infrastructure development: Partners in Infrastructure case studies

Alistair Lovell, Owner Interface Manager, Auckland Transport
Georgia Cottrell, Project Transport Planning Lead, Beca

Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth Alliance is a fixed-term planning Alliance formed by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Alliance participants include AECOM and Beca, plus legal firms Bell Gully and Buddle Findlay. Te Tupu Ngātahi was established to protect strategic transport corridors for the future urban areas of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

This session will address how the development of an integrated process approach to partnership between agencies, and engagement with the community, have combined to deliver an agreed investment plan.

12.00 pm Lunch

1.00 pm Place-based partnerships and infrastructure development: Partners in Infrastructure case studies

Robert Brodnax, Senior Principal - Community Shaping, Beca

Developing an Agreed Transport Investment Programme for the Western Bay of Plenty

Through the Urban Form and Transport Initiative and the Tauranga System Plan SmartGrowth (a partnership between Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, central government and mana whenua representatives) has developed

1.40 pm The Three Waters reforms and the impact on local government infrastructure management
Kevin Lavery, Tūhura Partners

A session exploring how the Three Waters review has identified significant trends in a range of areas which will highlight some of the major issues for the future of delivery of the three water services currently being delivered by local government.

2.20 pm The Future for Local Government review – the parallel conversation
Jim Palmer, Chair of Future for Local Government review panel

This session looks at how the FfLG Review will consult with community stakeholders to inform the Government on the future roles and responsibilities in local government in the future beyond the major reforms in the sector. This includes considering the implications of Three Waters reform, RMA reform, spatial planning and climate change reform on the sector.

2.50 pm Afternoon tea

3.15 pm Waka Kotahi - Infrastructure planning and delivery
Mark Kinvig, Programme Director, NZ Upgrade Programme - Transport, Waka Kotahi

Mark Kinvig, Programme Director for the New Zealand Upgrade Programme at Waka Kotahi, will talk about the changing environment in which the infrastructure industry is working and how we can respond. Using the opportunity the New Zealand Upgrade Programme presents, Mark will focus on how we can work better together to support meaningful change in the way infrastructure projects are delivered, ensuring our transport system continues to support the social and economic wellbeing of New Zealand.

3.40 pm A tabletop discussion on the future for infrastructure in local government – where to now?
The implications of reform on local government infrastructure delivery. Major issues for consideration in the future.

4.00 pm Summing up the day
Phil Wilson, President of Taituarā and Director of Governance at Auckland Council

4.10 pm End of Forum



Presenters

Hon Grant Robertson
Deputy Prime Minister Read Profile
Steve Ruru
Chief Executive Read Profile
Natalie McClew
Partner, PwC New Zealand Read Profile
Kevin Lavery
Tūhura Partners Read Profile
Duncan Kenderdine
Executive General Manager - Strategy and Development, Downer NZ Read Profile
Dean Kimpton
Director, Tūhura Partners Read Profile
Geoff Cooper
New Zealand Infrastructure Commission General Manager Strategy Read Profile
Georgia Cottrell
Project Transport Planning Lead, Beca Read Profile
Jim Palmer
Chair of Future for Local Government Review Panel Read Profile
Brad Ward
Deputy Chief Executive, Place-based Policy and Programmes Read Profile
Josh Cairns
Partner, Simpson Grierson Read Profile
Michael Lovett
Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Branch, DIA Read Profile
Robert Brodnax
Senior Principal - Community Shaping, Beca Read Profile
Alistair Lovell
Owner Interface Manager, Auckland Transport Read Profile
Raymond Horan
Deputy Chief Executive, Taituarā Read Profile
Mark Kinvig
Programme Director for the NZ Upgrade Programme - Transport, Waka Kotahi Read Profile
Andrew Parsons
Executive Director - Strategic Infrastructure, Hamilton City Council. Read Profile