Construction sector accord

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is part of the Construction Sector Accord that was launched in April 2019 by the Prime Minister, Accord Ministers, and the industry Accord Development Group made up of 13 sector leaders from across industry and government.

The Accord created a platform for industry and government to work together to meet some of the key challenges facing the sector including skills and labour shortages, unclear regulations, a lack of coordinated leadership, an uncertain pipeline of work and a culture of shifting risk.

Read the Construction Sector Accord on the construction accord website [PDF, 6.6 MB]

COVID-19 response

Accord partners the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and HUD are currently talking with the sector about how long it would take different types and scales of construction sites to get back up to speed after the lockdown. HUD, and the accord partners are also developing advice to support post-COVID-19 recovery of the residential housing sector.

Under Alert Level Three, construction businesses can start work again but strict hygiene measures must be put in place – and office staff who can work from home should continue to do so.

More information

Building Performance www.building.govt.nz

Find out what COVID-19 means if you are in the construction sector, work for council, retailers and suppliers to the sector, or a homeowner or renter.

Construction Sector Accord - www.constructionaccord.nz

Keep up to date with what government, industry and individuals are doing to help transform the sector and respond to COVID-19.

Published: May 18, 2020

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