Construction Sector COVID-19 Recovery Study

Building the road to recovery together

In July 2020, Deloitte was appointed by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission (Te Waihanga) to undertake a COVID-19 recovery study of the infrastructure-related construction sector – encompassing horizontal, vertical and residential construction, as well as related construction activities.

Infrastructure investment is not just being relied upon to deliver economic stimulus, it is critical to the long-term wellbeing of New Zealanders. Insights gained from this report will support Te Waihanga as it engages with the sector and looks to fulfil its mandate to lift infrastructure planning and delivery to a more strategic level.

This report has been informed by a series of interviews with sector peak bodies in the infrastructure-related construction sector, and a targeted survey of individual firms across the lifecycle of an infrastructure project, including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Airport
  • Transport
  • Residential Property
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building Materials
  • Professional Advisory

The findings of this report suggest challenges amplified by COVID-19 need to be considered as part of an action plan to capitalise on the opportunity that the current infrastructure stimulus presents for the recovery of the economy, and the sector itself.

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