Pre-Budget Forecasts – What the construction industry can expect from Budget 2017

Election year budgets have a tendency to be the most expenditure focused of the triennium, often labelled as ‘lolly scrambles’ or ‘vote buying’, and ever since Treasury released the Budget Policy Statement in December it’s been clear Budget 2017 will be no different. As the Prime Minister put it in his pre-budget speech ‘A growing economy…

Construction investment at record high

For the first time in 12 years, the number of new homes consented to in Auckland exceeded 10,000 (as at November 2016). Over 1156 consents were issued in November alone, making it the strongest month for consents in more than 10 years. The Minister for Building and Construction, Hon Dr Nick Smith, highlighted the importance…

City Rail Link – one year on

One year ago construction began on New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project based in the heart of the Auckland CBD, the City Rail Link (‘CRL’). Project Manager Chris Meale highlights the positive approach taken by contractor teams working on the CRL to liaise with businesses and other parties affected by the works in the CBD. The…