BUDGET 2020: Water and waste at top of infrastructure spending queue

Paul McBeth
Fri, 15 May 2020

Paul McBeth
Fri, 15 May 2020
Water projects and waste management are priorities for the government as it spends the next couple of weeks deciding which of nearly 2,000 infrastructure projects vying for funding will get the green light.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a Business NZ webinar that maintaining infrastructure has been a hard sell for politicians at both central and local government levels over the years, leading to the deficit currently facing the nation.“It’s not sexy to invest in pipes,” she said.The government yesterday announced it will s...
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