Te Waihanga, the New Zealand infrastructure Commission's latest discussion document looks at the country’s water infrastructure.

This is the latest in its series about the current state of play in key infrastructure sectors, and will help inform Te Waihanga’s work on a 30-year strategy for infrastructure.

“Water is an essential resource. Building our picture of the sector and what’s on the horizon is an important step toward planning for 2050. As well as explaining the factors that shape our water infrastructure, this report highlights the issues that the sector is grappling with now,” says Chief Executive Ross Copland.

Te Waihanga has already published state of play discussion documents on telecommunications and energy infrastructure, as well as a discussion document setting out its framework for analysing infrastructure. Over the coming weeks it will share reports on the waste and resource recovery, transport, and social infrastructure sectors. Te Waihanga will also be holding public consultation later this year. This work will inform a draft 30-year strategy to be presented to the Minister for Infrastructure by September 2021.

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