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2022 New Zealand Construction Industry Survey

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Construction Industry Survey 2022

A partnership between Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ).

This is the sixth Construction Industry Survey, a research partnership between Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) and Teletrac Navman.

Our research helps to build a picture of New Zealand’s civil construction industry and the experiences of those within the industry. The results shed light on the state of the industry and its outlook for the future, as well as stimulating discussion on industry views amongst private and public organisations, local and central government.

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Key Findings for 2022

Every year, the industry report uncovers or
confirms themes felt across the board

The civil construction industry is facing major pressures, including cost escalation, a constrained workforce and increasingly complex contract terms and negotiations. Without action, the outcomes that New Zealand needs from infrastructure may be at risk.

Skills and worker shortage.

Year-on-year the industry has had consistent demand for more talent. The industry is calling for the Government and other partners to help it fill the shortage through the two main channels: the education system and immigration. 

Cost escalation and supply chain issues.

Supply chain issues, coupled with fluctuating costs and inflation are heavily affecting the industry. These challenges have sharply risen to the top of the list from previous years. A strong majority of contractors see these factors as a major barrier to future growth. 

The need to build capacity and capability.

Te Waihanga/The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission forecasts Government spend on water projects will increase from just over $1 billion in 2022 to nearly $1.8 billion by 20241. It also found that electricity generation capacity needs to increase by around 170 percent to meet net zero carbon goals2

1 Te Waihanga New Zealand Infrastructure Commission. (June 2022). Infrastructure Quarterly May 2022. https://www.tewaihanga.govt.nz/projects/infrastructure-quarterly/infrastructure-quarterly-may-2022/

2 Te Waihanga New Zealand Infrastructure Commission. (May 2022). New Zealand’s first Infrastructure Strategy sets a path for a thriving Aotearoa. https://www.tewaihanga.govt.nz/news/commission-news/new-zealands-first-infrastructure-strategy-sets-a-pathfor-a-thriving-aotearoa/

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The full results of the 2022 Construction Industry Survey are available

Results from the 2021 Construction Industry Survey, a partnership between Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ), indicate despite the Covid-19 lockdown interruption, the industry sees a promising future as the Construction Accord, three waters reforms and New Zealand Infrastructure Commission begin to have a stabilising effect on the forward work pipeline.

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