New Zealand’s critical infrastructure, of which housing is a key component, is in crisis. The issues are complex, and unfortunately there is no easy answer. Solutions will require a very different approach to policy and planning from Government and the sector. 

The Building and Construction Sector is at the coalface of this issue every day. We play a vital part of the New Zealand economy. In 2019 building and construction was our third biggest sector, directly contributing over $19 billion towards NZ GDP. Over half a million Kiwis owe their livelihoods to the sector.

For the first time, this year’s Constructive Forum will be held over two days and tackle the issues facing both residential and commercial construction. Our focus will be on how we can create significant system changes to enable the large-scale shifts needed in areas such as capacity, affordability, and decarbonisation, while also addressing some of the short-term issues which are holding us back now. 

Constructive is different. It is the only construction industry forum that brings the entire construction supply chain together, from Government decision makers through to those out in the community delivering the projects, to find practical solutions based on collaboration.