Developing NZ Conference Agenda

08:30

08:50

CREATING THE FUTURE WITH VISION & ACTION

09:00

  • Integrating New Zealand’s regions and urban centres for great potential, prosperity and productivity
  • Building and maintaining regional and urban communities through infrastructure investment and economic development
  • Effective and efficient use of increased public funding for the benefit NZ’s population

09:30

  • Update on over $6 billion worth of projects from water infrastructure upgrades to cycle path network improvements.  
  • Understanding how these projects are helping Wellington realise their 2040 goals. 
  • What strategies can be used to attract different types of private investors and investment options.  

10:10

10:30

 

  • Analysing the role of local government in creating economic opportunity and strengthening development in each region through investment prioritisation
  • Finding a balance between maintaining, renewing, and building new assets
  • Reviewing current and emerging local government infrastructure funding models

 

Updates on:  

  • The $44 million Green Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade and Update; 
  • Opotiki Harbour Development Project; 
  • Carterton’s $7 million Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project; 
  • The Hamilton Central City Transformation Plan; and 
  • Project Clutha.  

 

CREATING ECONOMIC POTENTIAL & DRIVING GROWTH THROUGH TOURISM 

11:20

  • Leveraging the unique qualities and maximising the potential of each city and region.  
  • Ensuring your potential tourism attractions have the infrastructure required for sustainable growth.  
  • Constructing a sustainable funding model which allows for long term commitment to developing tourism in the cities and regions.  

12:00

 

  • Understanding the need to develop infrastructure plans which align with the needs of both residents and visitors.  
  • Beyond transport networks – taking a wholistic approach to tourism infrastructure investment by including sewerage, water, broadband, electricity, healthcare.  
  • Updates on how Rotorua and Queenstown-Lakes maximising their potential with the redevelopment of Rotorua Lakefront, Rotorua Museum Enhancements, and Wanaka lakefront development plan.  

12:30

ACCOMMODATING GROWTH

01:30

 

Roger MacDonald discusses how the team at Panuku Development has been doing to realise the goals of the Auckland Plan – economic development, urban development, transport integration & optimisation, sustainable & efficient infrastructure, and high-quality public services. 

 

02:00

 

 

  • Future-proofing New Zealand’s water, waste, and energy infrastructure to make sure they keep up with ever-increasing demand
  • How is climate change impacting our resource and waste strategies? 
  • Engaging technologies in building, maintaining, and monitoring water, waste, and energy infrastructures
  • Update on Auckland’s multi-million investment in water projects

 

 

02:50

  • Streamlining planning processes and practices for greater efficiency and cost minimisation
  • Fostering an environment of creative problem-solving for maximising potential and leveraging opportunity
  • Developing a flexible system which enables home and infrastructure affordability

03:30

03:50

Roundtable 1 

Roundtable 2
Intelligent Project Management
Bodana Moran, Sales Manager – ConnectX, Exactal 

04:50

08:30

09:00

TRANSPORTING NEW ZEALAND

09:10

  • Recognising the value of rail in the overall transport strategy and infrastructure. 
  • Update on KiwiRail’s multi-billion project portfolio, including:
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    • The City Rail Link
    • KiwiRail freight hub
    • TranzAlpine service upgrade
    • Coastal Pacific service upgrade

09:40

In 2018, 379 individuals lost their lives on New Zealand’s roads and another 14,000 were reported injured. In mid-December, the $1.4 billion Safe Network Program was announced in order to make urgently needed improvements to the highest risk roads across the country. 

10:10

This interactive session will provide attendees with an opportunity to get to interact with numerous peers in an informal setting. The session will see attendees rotate in short intervals where they will have a chance to exchange personal stories, knowledge and insights on current policies and initiatives in a non-intimidating environment. 

10:40

11:10

 

  • Update on the Council’s internal Resource Efficiency and GHG emission (REGGE) programme of work
  • Target Sustainability services for businesses
  • Battery electric vehicle initiatives

 

11:40


12:10

GENERATING OPPORTUNITY & IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

01:10

  • How emerging technologies, like Artificial Intelligence, can be used to optimise our existing transport systems
  • Coping with the impact of electronic vehicles on current infrastructure and planning for the future of electronic vehicles
  • Building future-ready cities that have the capability to adapt and respond to new and disruptive technologies

01:40

 

  • Positioning projects to attract investment
  • Analysing the role of value capture in securing finance for infrastructure projects
  • Increasing industry collaboration and fostering investment partnerships to deliver cost-effective and positive infrastructure outcomes

 

02:10

 

  • What mechanisms can be used to power up NZ’s regional areas, and what can we do to maintain this growth? 
  • When should private investment be encouraged and how to secure that investment.  
  • Where do we want the regions to be in 5, 10, 30, and 50 years’ time? 
  • How will the Provincial Growth Fund affect the short and long-term development of the regions?  

02:30

 

  • Increasing industry collaboration and fostering investment partnerships to deliver cost-effective and positive infrastructure outcomes
  • Current state of private finance markets and using value capture mechanisms to facilitate private investment
  • Delivering effective outcomes for both government and private sector
  • Exploring alternative funding mechanisms to drive the future of infrastructure development

 

03:00

  • What mechanisms can be used to power up NZ’s regional areas, and what can we do to maintain this growth?
  • When should private investment be encouraged and how to secure that investment
  • Where do we want the regions to be in 5, 10, 30, and 50 years’ time?
  • How will the Provincial Growth Fund affect the short and long-term development of the regions?

03:00