Infrastructure is critical for economic growth and social wellbeing.  Transport, energy, communications are all reliant on infrastructure. 

New Zealand has particular infrastructure challenges due to the distribution of its small population and its challenging geography and topography.  This requires considerable investment and ongoing costs.

Federated Farmers supports increased investment in infrastructure and for that investment to be efficient and cost effective.  However, that’s balanced by the need for landowners hosting infrastructure to be fairly compensated for loss of property or an impairment of their property rights. 


What's been happening

Have you done the Rural Connectivity Survey yet?- closes today 8pm

Posted on 5/09/2021
A BIG thank you to the 700 people who’ve taken the time to complete our Rural Connectivity Survey 2021

Feedback on proposed RMA replacement

Posted on 31/07/2021
Submissions to the Environment Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environment Act (NBA) close next Wednesday (4 August).

What's your connectivity on-farm like?

Posted on 25/08/2021
It's that time of the year again where we ask you to tell us how you rate connectivity on your farm in our Rural Connectivity Survey.

Infrastructure Contacts

Jacob Haronga

Senior Policy Advisor
M: 027 803 0306

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