Govt work to support building sector in election year

By Paul McBeth | Tue, 14 Jan 2020


Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s expanded infrastructure programme has raised architects’ expectations for government work over the coming years at a time when both residential and non-residential work is elevated.The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research’s quarterly survey of business opinion showed a net 38 percent of architects surveyed expect an increase in government work over the coming 12 months and 21 percent over the next 24 months.Architects were less optimistic on the housing outlook, with a net 6 percent predicting an increas...