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Keep up to date with the Construction Sector Accord and read about government and industry initiatives in action.

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How Hamilton City Council is living the Accord principles

7 November 2019

Hamilton City Council Chief Executive and Accord Steering Group member Richard Briggs talks about how Hamilton City Council is living the Accord principles.

 


Mates in Construction

1 November 2019

MATES In Construction formally launched this week to improve awareness of the significance of suicide in the construction industry.

 


New Construction Procurement Guidelines to promote better practices

11 October 2019

New Construction Procurement Guidelines were jointly announced by the Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa.

 


Mental Health in Construction

11 October 2019

CHASNZ has launched two new guides for the sector — Mental Health in Construction: Information for Managers, and a simple pocket guide that all workers can carry with them. The intent is to normalise conversations about mental health and create a more supportive workplace.

 


2019 Building and construction pipeline report released(external link)

4 September 2019

Improving the visibility of the construction pipeline has emerged as an important issue for the Construction Sector Accord and for achieving sector transformation. MBIE today released the 2019 National Construction Pipeline Report which forecasts construction activity over the next six years and supports better planning in the sector.

 


Construction contracts under the microscope

2 September 2019

The Construction Sector Accord programme is helping to tackle the 'culture of mistrust' identified in a recent Treasury report into the use of standard contracts in construction.

 


Infrastructure Pipeline launched(external link)

9 May 2019

The Government has published a prototype Infrastructure Pipeline, to show what projects will be delivered by major central government agencies over the next five years.

 


Innovate, Partner, Build — a better way to work with industry

15 April 2019

Housing New Zealand is creating new way of working more smartly with the construction industry through their Innovate, Partner, Build programme.

 


Government and industry sign Construction Sector Accord(external link)

14 April 2019

Government and construction industry leaders have today signalled a shared commitment to transform New Zealand's construction sector.

 


Accord set to change 'rules of the game' in construction industry

14 April 2019

Building industry leaders today welcomed the signing of an agreement with government that provides a platform to reinvent the construction sector, and improve its ability to contribute to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

 

Prime Minister Adern, government ministers and construction industry leaders sign the Construction Sector Accord

Prime Minister Hon Jacinda Adern, government ministers and construction industry leaders sign the Construction Sector Accord on 14 April 2019