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

Submission on the Driving Change: Reviewing the Road User Charges System Consultation Document

Posted on 22/04/2022
Road User Charges ought to remain focussed on cost recovery for damage to roads from vehicle use, with externalities related to transport addressed through alternative approaches rather than broadening the purposes of the Road User Charge system.

Submission on the Water Services Bill

Posted on 2/03/2021
We have mixed views on this Bill. We have significant concerns with the drinking water provisions which we believe may well have a deleterious impact on small rural water supplies...

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

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