Construction sector accord

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - 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

In the past, under Alert Level Three, construction businesses have started 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 –

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.

COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance

Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) -

The New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols provide ‘how to’ guidance which sit below the COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations. These protocols are live documents, which will be kept updated by a working party of health and safety practitioners from across industry and can be adapted on a site by site basis.

COVID-19 and working at the current alert level (

Construction Sector Accord -

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

COVID-19 Construction Accord’s latest COVID-19 news and information

Published: January 22, 2021