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2020 Budget: Rebuilding Together

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

14 May 2020. Today’s Budget provides for a $50bn COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Detailed in the first $15.9bn of the newly announced spend is significant investment in new building projects and industry training.

Key aspects from the 2020 Budget:
 
Housing and...

Kāinga Ora building contractor opportunity

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

14 May 2020. Kāinga Ora has announced they are bringing approximately $500m of residential retrofit work to the market. Main contractors are being sought to undertake regional projects over a two year period, scheduled to commence in October 2020. Click on...

New format and dates announced for 2020 New Zealand Building Industry Awards

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

The New Zealand Building Industry Awards are going ahead for 2020, but with changes that reflect pragmatism and innovation. On a practical level, both the close-off date for the award entries, and the awards ceremony, have been pushed out by...

Useful COVID-19 themed construction industry resources

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

Construction Sector Accord: Rapid mobilisation models for the construction sector to support post COVID-19 recovery
https://www.constructionaccord.nz/assets/Construction-Accord/files/accord-rapid-mobilisation-models.pdf

Site Safe: Pandemic Readiness Review
Site Safe is offering businesses the opportunity to see how well your business has adapted to the new COVID-19 safety protocols.
https://www.sitesafe.org.nz/products-and-services/site-reviews/?utm_source=Media&utm_medium=Release&utm_campaign=Review

MBIE: Guidelines...

Establishment of the six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) fast-tracked

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

As previously announced, included in the six WDCs, is one for Construction and Infrastructure. See details on the accelerated timeline for the six WDCs here. 

COVID-19 Construction Protocols for Alert Level 2

Posted on Monday 11 May, 2020

Following this afternoon’s government advisement that New Zealand will transition to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 on Thursday (14 May), members should ensure sites comply with the Construction Protocols for Level 2, which are now posted on the Construction Health & Safety...

Upcoming COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Monday 11 May, 2020

Upcoming NZIOB webinar: Employment Law considerations under COVID-19

The NZIOB is currently working on a new suite of webinars, the first of which is likely to be next week on the topic of 'Employment Law considerations under COVID-19', as presented by...

Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Friday 08 May, 2020

In this week’s NZCIC/CHASNZ weekly update, the key themes are 'Preparing for Level 2', and a summary of the current Construction Sector Accord workstreams, primarily being: 

Monitoring Alert Level 3 operations to understand potential financial and health and safety impacts
Development of...

NZIOB webinars – a review and looking forward

Posted on Friday 08 May, 2020

This week the NZIOB ran two webinars, both of which were part of a COVID-19 themed series that sought to provide the NZIOB membership and broader construction industry with timely, relevant, and immediately useful content. The eight webinars that ran...

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Construction Industry Protocols

Posted on Friday 08 May, 2020

It has been announced today that the Construction Industry’s Level 2 Protocols will be available on the CHASNZ website from Monday (11 May) afternoon. As it was with the Level 3 Protocols, the development of the update represents a collaborative effort between...