Event Description

Post-Budget Analysis

20 May 2022

Budget 2021 committed $57.3 billion for infrastructure over the four years to 2025. This year’s Budget includes a $6 billion one-off increase in operating expenses, earmarked for climate action and the Government’s health reform programme. With our infrastructure gap currently sitting at at least $210 billion, we invite you to join us at our post-Budget analysis breakfast event on 20 May as we discuss what the announced allocations mean for the infrastructure sector. 

We will be joined by Joey Shannon, Director Government and Infrastructure Advisory at KPMG, Brad Olsen, Principal Economist and Director at Infometrics and Michael Brook, Executive Director at HRL Morrison & Co Ltd. They will dissect the Government’s commitments and give their take on Budget 2022. This session will be facilitated by Tom Hunt, Banking and Finance Partner at Russell McVeagh. 

Register for the livestream here.


Russell McVeagh (Wellington)

07:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Infrastructure Collective Auckland: Introduction to Business Cases

19 May 2022

As demand for infrastructure grows, there is an increasing need to better use limited public resources. To help support decision making, the Business Case process aims to provide the justification and rationale for undertaking a project or programme. The objective analysis and consistent format of a Business Case allows for easy comparability and transparency and helps enable smart, forward-thinking investment decisions that maximise public value.


EY (Auckland)

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Funding Climate-Responsive Infrastructure

06 May 2022

Climate action is one of the most pressing and long-term challenges facing New Zealand. The Government has accordingly indicated that investing to meet our climate change goals will feature strongly in Budget 2022.

Join us to hear from Hon Grant Robertson – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister for Infrastructure – and Dr Alan Bollard – Chair of New Zealand Infrastructure Commission: Te Waihanga and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – ahead of Budget 2022. 

Both will provide insights into the Government’s thinking and speak to how the Government intends to spend proceeds from the Emissions Trading Scheme. They will also reflect on what the upcoming release of the Emissions Reduction Plan means in terms of funding for climate change initiatives, their wider observations for the infrastructure sector and what the wider, macroeconomic implications for the economy are.

Beca (Auckland)

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

The Infrastructure Collective Wellington: Site Visit at Omāroro Reservoir

05 May 2022

Omāroro is a 70m diameter concrete reservoir currently under construction at Prince of Wales Park. It is part of Wellington Water’s ongoing work to improve the resilience of the region’s water supply network and increase water storage in the case of a disaster. The tank, which will be buried after its construction to reinstate the park, will have the capacity to store up to 35 million litres of water.

Omāroro Reservoir

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

WIN Northland: Whāngarei Boys High School Visit

04 May 2022

The construction of Whangārei Boys High school has been ongoing since January 2020. A NZD60 million project, it is the largest Ministry of Education project currently under construction. While construction has been delayed due to COVID, it is set for operation for school term 2 this year. Multiple stakeholders have been involved in the project and the speakers will share insight to the processes involved in building the largest school in Whangārei. 

Timelapse of the construction process so far can be viewed here


Whangārei Boys High School

05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

The Infrastructure Collective: The Inner Circle with Abbas Nazari

13 April 2022

Infrastructure NZ's The Infrastructure Collective Network is pleased to invite you to a close-knit interactive session with an industry leader exclusively for our members. We call it 'The Inner Circle'. 

In these exclusive sessions, an industry leader leads a discussion with a small group of The Infrastructure Collective members on a hot topic in infrastructure. You will be participating, not just listening, so bring your questions and opinions along, find out about our expert, and what they are leading in their sector. This session will be limited to 10 people, so you’ll need to be quick to snap up your place at the table.

The purpose of this event is to focus on a culturally diverse workplace and empower people to develop their talents and skills. A range of ideas and expertise enables us to learn from a more diverse collection of colleagues. It can also boost problem-solving capabilities, increase productivity and help navigate through changing times with confidence.

Speaker Abbas Nazari will use his experience and expertise to lead you through how to better understand your own situations and how he overcame the cultural diversities in his journey to date. From a child refugee granted asylum to New Zealand to being named a finalist for the 2022 Young New Zealander of the Year.

Virtual Session

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The Infrastructure Collective Auckland: Burnout to Brilliance with Jess Stuart

12 April 2022

Learn how to achieve peak performance without burning out in the process. 

We live in a constant state of overwhelm and exhaustion whilst simultaneously striving for high performance. It’s not sustainable and it’s why burnout has become so prevalent. That was before the global pandemic which exacerbates the level of change and uncertainty leaving peak performance even harder to achieve.

Busyness is fashionable, we wear it like a badge of honour but it doesn’t lead to high performance. But quantity does not always mean quality and being busy does not mean we’re productive, in fact the opposite is often true. 

In our modern world the pursuit of brilliance and peak performance has led to the increased prevalence of burnout and it’s not sustainable, we need to redefine peak performance to ensure we can be our best without burning out in the process. 

Virtual Session

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

WIN Auckland: CRL Live Virtual Tour

08 April 2022

Join WIN Auckland and the Link Alliance team for the first live, virtual tour of the City Rail Link (CRL) project. We will tour areas of the CRL’s Mt Eden construction site, including the future redeveloped station and the tunnel boring machine (TBM) while it is being re-assembled. This virtual event is open for registration to all WIN members across NZ.

Virtual Session

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

TIC Wellington: The Future of Wellington's Infrastructure

07 April 2022

This event will be a discussion of Wellington’s Infrastructure and its future. Drawing on the perspectives of the panellists, the discussion will cover the purpose and direction of our local infrastructure pipeline, the challenges we will face, and the solutions available to us. 

Virtual Session

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The Infrastructure Collective: The Inner Circle with Eric van Essen

18 March 2022

Infrastructure NZ's The Infrastructure Collective Network is pleased to invite you to a close-knit interactive session with an industry leader exclusively for our members. We call it 'The Inner Circle'. 

In these exclusive sessions, an industry leader leads a discussion with a small group of The Infrastructure Collective members on a hot topic in infrastructure. You will be participating, not just listening, so bring your questions and opinions along, find out about our expert, and what they are leading in their sector. This session will be limited to 10 people, so you’ll need to be quick to snap up your place at the table.

Virtual Session

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM