Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Project Pipeline Major Milestone for Canterbury

Project Pipeline Major Milestone for Canterbury

14 May 2014

“The Public Sector Rebuild – Programme of Work released today is a major step forward in Canterbury,” says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development.

“The Programme of work sets out estimated project costs, timing, sequencing and responsibilities across not just CERA and the city council, but all large public sector service providers in the region.

“It displays graphically and concisely the quantum of investment needed in the region and will give a big lift to industry and property owners unclear until now about the forward work pipeline.

“The Programme shows public construction work building steadily over the next year, to peak around $500m per quarter in late 2015. The fairly rapid decline in activity from late 2016 may be alleviated by deferral of some projects, especially if Christchurch City is forced to moderate some of its earlier aspirations, but sends a clear signal to the market about how they need to manage resources.

“With $7-8 billion of projects identified above and beyond the SCIRT infrastructure rebuild, the scale of just the public sector’s commitment to the recovery will reignite some of the interest lost over recent months across New Zealand and internationally. Prior to today’s release, poor transparency and unclear public prioritisation have inflated risk profiles beyond perceived return potential resulting in a less positive market response.

“Critical now will be confirming funding, particularly for Christchurch City Council’s share, and identifying procurement options.

“Capital requirements across the region are beyond anything seen outside of Auckland, and will have to compete with our biggest and fastest growing region for limited domestic resources.

“Large investors essential to sustaining progress over the long term need clear indication of financial opportunities and timing, something that will be keenly awaited.

“If the Council is unable to fully fund its share of the rebuild, opportunities for private capital investment in anchor projects and / or reallocation of public capital through asset sales should be carefully considered as an alternative.

"Swapping one asset for another may enable better use of limited public resources," Selwood says.

The link to the programme is available here: http://cera.govt.nz/recovery-strategy/leadership-and-integration/public-sector-rebuild

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Fulton Hogan's Heroes: Managing Director Nick Miller Resigns

Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller will leave the privately owned construction company after seven years in charge. The Dunedin-based company has kicked off a search for a replacement, and Miller will stay on at the helm until March next year, or until a successor has been appointed and a transition period completed. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Electricity, Executions, And Bob Dylan

The Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission. This will change the way transmission prices (which comprise about 10% of the average power bill) are computed, and will add hundreds of dollars a year to power bills for many ordinary consumers. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra NZ, Australia Milk Collection Drops In Season

Fonterra Cooperative Group says milk collection is down in New Zealand and Australia, its two largest markets, in the first 11 months of the season during a period of weak dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news