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Find out what’s happening in the Accord programme and read about Transformation Plan progress in our monthly Accord newsletter.

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Construction Sector Accord update 11 May 2020

This week we update you on progress in the Construction Sector COVID-19 Response Plan including our new guidelines on agreeing the value of contract variations, advice on ways to rapidly mobilise construction projects, and progress to develop new health and safety protocols for the industry under Alert Level 2.

Read the May 11 update(external link)

Construction Sector Accord update 1 May 2020

Today we hear from the Building and Construction Minister Hon Jenny Salesa on the government's COVID-19 response to the sector. We also introduce a new COVID-19 guidelines and information webpage, and you can read an update on what the Accord COVID-19 Response Forum is focusing on this week.

Read the May 1 update(external link)

Construction Sector Accord update 21 April 2020

This week the Accord Transformation Director Dean Kimpton gives a roundup of COVID-19 response activity as we plan to move out of lockdown next week. You can read about what Alert Level 3 means for the sector, and find new guidance on maintaining positive partnerships between clients and suppliers, and on supporting mental health at this time.

Read the April 21 update(external link)

Construction Sector Accord update 7 April 2020

Government has implemented the first action from the Construction Sector Response Plan and has issued guidance and expectations to agencies on managing contracts during the shutdown. Find out more about how agencies will be supporting the industry through a fair and consistent approach to contracts.

Read the April 7 update(external link)

Construction Sector Accord update 5 April 2020

This week we have been working on advising government on how best to support the industry during the COVID-19 shutdown through a Construction Sector Response Plan. Read the plan and find out what the Accord is asking government to focus on to help the sector.

Read the 5 April update(external link).

Construction Sector Accord Update 2 March 2020

In this month’s update you can:

  • Find out: Who's leading the Transformation Plan workstreams; Kāinga Ora's partnership with MATES in Construction; Upcoming events
  • Watch: An Accord case study video about how Armstrong Downes and the Ministry of Education are working differently together to build new classrooms at a Wellington school.
  • Read: The Infrastructure Commission’s report into how the public can benefit more from government construction procurement
  • Get involved: In the latest CoVE developments
  • Support: The launch of The Diversity Agenda Accord

Read the 2 March update(external link).

Construction Sector Accord Update 26 January 2020

This month we launched the Construction Sector Transformation Plan. Find out what areas the plan will focus on to lift the performance of the sector and get a recap on the process so far. We’re also putting a call out for your examples of good practice in the construction industry. Read the 26 January update (external link).

Construction Sector Accord Update 7 November

In this month's update you can watch our first Accord case study about how Hamilton City Council is living the Accord principles. You can also find out about the Accord Steering Group's endorsement of the Transformation Plan, the launch of the Mates in Construction mental health programme, TEC’s plans for the Construction Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE), and risk education workshops. Read the 7 November update (external link).

Construction Sector Accord Update 9 October

In this month's update you can find out about the Wellington workshops, the new Construction Procurement Guidelines announced by NZGPP, and CHASNZ's new mental health in construction resources. Read the 9 October update(external link).

Construction Sector Accord Update 16 September

Find out how the Transformation Plan is shaping up and get an update on the recent and upcoming sector and public workshops. Read the results of the recent Accord survey, and find out about upcoming TEC and MOE public meetings on Workforce Development Councils. Read the 16 September update(external link).

Construction Sector Accord Update 7 August

In this update we would like to hear from you on what initiatives you think would make the biggest difference in the sector, and you can read more about our progress toward a Sector Transformation Plan. Read the 7 August update(external link).

Construction Sector Accord Update 5 July

Read about our progress on phase two of the Accord programme including setting up a steering group, and find out more about the transformation initiatives in the Accord. Read the 5 July update(external link).

Last updated: 09 April 2020