Te Waihanga / New Zealand Infrastructure Commission is seeking feedback on reports that look at the current state of New Zealand’s infrastructure.

It has recently released its energy and telecommunications state of play discussion documents. These are part of a series looking at key sectors which will help inform Te Waihanga’s work on a 30-year strategy for infrastructure to be released for consultation later this year.

Based on research as well as engagement with experts in the sector, the state of plays highlight issues each sector faces now as well as those they need to prepare for.

Te Waihanga is looking at these sectors using a framework and working definition of infrastructure it sets out in its Infrastructure Under One Roof discussion document. This approach goes beyond steel and concrete, to consider the role of infrastructure in improving New Zealander’s wellbeing.

Infrastructure Under One Roof recognises that no one part of our infrastructure works by itself: our roads carry our pipes and powerlines and they connect us to social infrastructure like schools. It’s a system, and Te Waihanga’s job will be to identify how to get the most value from the system over the next thirty years to improve the lives of New Zealanders.

These reports and information on how to have your say are available on the Te Waihanga website: