Infrastructure

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

Rural Connectivity Survey 2021

Posted on 3/12/2021
Exploring the State of Telecommunications across Rural New Zealand

Submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper

Posted on 11/08/2021
The Environment Select Committee is currently reviewing the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. FF lodged an extensive submission on the Bill as it is intended to be the primary replacement for the RMA.

Infrastructure Contacts

Jacob Haronga

Senior Policy Advisor
M: 027 803 0306

The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz