The Thirty Year Infrastructure Plan

Bill English has announced:

The Thirty Year New Zealand Plan 2015 sets out New Zealand’s response to the challenges we will face over the next three decades, Finance Minister Bill English says.

“Infrastructure supports people’s daily lives, even if they don’t think about it all that often – unless something goes wrong,” Mr English says.

The plan is here.

Some key details:

  • Current government infrastructure assets of $116 billion
  • A further $50 billion planned for next ten years
  • Local government infrastructure assets of $120 billion
  • In 30 years we will have 1.2 million more people living here, including 716,000 in Auckland
  • The schooling estate is on average 42 years old
  • Parts of the water network are 100 years old
  • Half the social housing stock is over 42 years old
  • Cost of renewing water network assets over next 15 years could be $30 to $50 billion

Our current infrastructure consists of:

  • 10,886 kms of state highways
  • 3,703 kms of local roads
  • 721,700 hectares of irrigated land
  • 42,312 GWh of electricity
  • 12,000 km of national transmission grid
  • 35,500 barrels of oil per day
  • 724,253 end users able to connect to fibre
  • 239,159 rural households able to access wireless broadband
  • 4,000 kms of rail
  • $45 billion of water assets
  • 19 prisons
  • 2,532 schools
  • 38 hospitals
  • 16 sea ports
  • 308 libraries
  • 52 landfills
  • 371 police stations
  • 471 museums

Quite interesting when you look at them all together.

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