Submissions

ACE New Zealand often makes submissions on topics of importance to our members.

Submission on the Building Consent System

In August 2023 we wrote to MBIE on its review of the Building Consent System.

Read our submission

Submission on the proposed changes to the Building Levy

In May 2023 we wrote to MBIE to submit on the proposed changes to the Building Levy. 

Read our MBIE

Key policy areas

In May 2023 we wrote to National and Labour leaders and ministers about ACE New Zealand's key policy areas including investment in infrastructure, addressing the skills shortage, using industry-accepted standardised contracts and investment in new technologies and innovations.

Read our letter to Prime Minister Chris Hipkins

XRB exposure draft on GHG assurance

In March 2023 we wrote to the external reporting board of the XRB about its exposure on draft GHG assurance.

Read our letter to XRB

Assurance over climate-related disclosures

In February 2023 we wrote to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about the assurance over climate-related disclosures.

Read our letter to MBIE

Skills shortage issues

In March 2023, we wrote to Minister Michael Wood about the skills shortage in our sector and asked the government to look at the immigration processes and settings for opportunities to provide certainty to professionals.

Read our letter to Minister Wood

Standard industry accepted contract use after flooding

In February 2023 we wrote to Ministers Woods, Tinetti, Wood, Verrall, Nash and McAnulty about the use of standard, industry-accepted contracts following the Auckland Anniversary flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle.

Read our letter to the ministers

National Adaptation Plan

In June 2022 we made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the draft National Adaptation Plan.

Read our submission to the Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand Guide to Temporary Traffic Management

In April 2022 we made a submission to Waka Kotahi's draft New Zealand Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (NZGTTM), which is intended to replace the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM).

Read our submission on the NZGTTM

Waka Kotahi SM030 update

In April 2022 we provided feedback on Waka Kotahi's recent review of SM030, the state highway professional services contract proforma manual.

Read our submission to Waka Kotahi

Productivity Commission on Immigration

Read our submission to the Productivity Commission on 24 December 2021 on the commission's preliminary findings and recommendations on immigration.

Read our submission to the Productivity Commission

Emissions Reduction Plan

We gave feedback to the Ministry for the Environment in November 2021 around the proposed Emissions Reduction Plan. Our feedback is focused on enabling business and market sectors to realise our emissions reduction goals.

Read our submission to the Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy

We provided feedback to the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission on their proposed New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy.

Read our submission to the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

PACE feedback to Waka Kotahi

ACE New Zealand provided feedback to Waka Kotahi on the review of the quality-related PACE performance criteria.

Read our submission to Waka Kotahi

Occupational Regulation to MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing the occupational regulation of engineers. It follows previous consultations in 2014 and 2019.

MBIE’s proposals could significantly alter the regulatory requirements of those working in engineering, and the public’s perception and trust of engineers.

Read our submission to MBIE

Briefing for the incoming Prime Minister

In December 2023 we wrote to Prime Minister Christopher Luxon about the key issues impacting our sector and what we believe the Government can best invest in to achieve its goal of "getting things done". The letter calls for certainty in the infrastructure pipeline, a culture shift in client behaviour, and better workforce planning. 

Read our letter to Prime Minister Christopher Luxon