Alternative infrastructure financing talks making headway, says English

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 29 May 2017

By Pattrick Smellie May 29 (BusinessDesk) - Efforts to find new ways for local and central government to fund the new infrastructure required to allow new housing developments to occur are progressing after "intensive negotiations" with local government in the first few months of this year, says Prime Minister Bill English. They appear to include greater potential for local government to enter into private-public partnerships that could see private investors take the development risk for capital-intensive roading, water and sewerage works...

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