COMMENT:

Whether it's enabling goods and services to flow from businesses to consumers, ensuring good health outcomes through clean drinking water and reliable sewerage systems, or enhancing social interactions through reliable transportation networks, infrastructure (physical and virtual) plays a key role our national wellbeing.

Like most of the developed world, however, New Zealand has an ageing infrastructure base suffering from a backlog of investment, and an asset management workforce that is ageing, not growing fast enough to keep up with demand, and in some areas needs to upskill.

The high profile failures we've seen in the water sector are symptomatic

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