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 2020

Posted on 29/09/2020
Exploring the State of Telecommunications across Rural New Zealand

Advice on electricity lines crossing your land

Posted on 16/07/2020
This is an advisory for all members to inform you that Federated Farmers has available a series of fact sheets to assist you should you be approached by Transpower or a lines company wishing to access or develop infrastructure on your property...

Help us to help you with better connectivity - fill in our 2020 survey

Posted on 9/07/2020
Welcome to the annual Federated Farmers Connectivity Survey for 2020...

Infrastructure Contacts

Jacob Haronga

Senior Policy Advisor
T: 04 494 9194

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