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Panel: Carolyn Tremain CEO MBIE, Tim Melville President NZ Institute of Architects, David Kennedy CEO Ngai Tahu Property, Marty Verry CEO Red Stag Timber, Jenny Parker Chairperson National Association of Women in Construction, David Kelly CEO Registered Master Builders Association, Grant Florence CEO NZ Certified Builders, Ashley Church CEO Property Institute of New Zealand, Warrick Quinn CEO BCITO, Pamela Bell CEO PrefabNZ, Chelydra Percy CEO BRANZ, Garry Fissenden CEO SKILLS, John Dunshea General Manager Development Programme Office, Raveen Jadurum CEO Watercare Services, Andrew Eagles CEO NZ Green Building Council, Jerome Partington Sustainability Manager & Assoc Principal Jasmax

4th July 2018

buildnz | designex

8:55 AM


Opening of buildnz | designex - Hon. Jenny Salesa & Hon. Phil Twyford 


9:30 AM


MC Duncan Garner - Welcome

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9:40 AM


Labour Government Kiwibuild Overview

    Presented by Phil Twyford and Jenny Salesa 

Labour’s KiwiBuild programme will build 100,000 high quality, affordable homes over 10 years, with 50% of them in Auckland.Standalone houses in Auckland will cost $500,000 to $600,000, with apartments and townhouses under $500,000. Outside Auckland, houses will range from $300,000 to $500,000.*



10.00 AM 


Auckland’s Alignment with KiwiBuild Objectives


Presented by Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff.


10.15 AM


Removing Barriers Stopping Auckland Growing:


Removing the Auckland urban growth boundary and free up density controls. This will give Auckland more options to grow, as well as stopping landbankers profiteering and holding up development. New developments, both in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand, will be funded through innovative infrastructure bonds.



11.25 AM


Build 100,000 Affordable Homes


Industry views on how the 100,000 homes target can be achieved through industry collaboration, innovation and sustainability. How industry innovation is changing the traditional way of building through learning's from International markets and prefabricated construction methods. inc case studies. How procurement policies will play their part.

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1:25 PM


Growing the Building Workforce:


Increased house-building will require a larger workforce. KiwiBuild is projected to create 5,000 new jobs at its peak. This session will debate schemes such as Labour’s Dole for Apprenticeships policy which focuses on subsidising employers to take on around 4,000 young people for on the job training in fields including building and construction*. It will explore the positive impact the exponential growth in recent years of Women in Construction has made on the industry. What strategies are necessary to attract, recruit and retain talent for the building and construction industry.



2.35 PM


An Affordable Housing Authority to Fast-Track Development in our Cities.


The new Affordable Housing Authority* is being established to work with the private sector to cut through red tape and get new homes built fast. It will partner with private developers, councils and iwi to undertake major greenfields and revitalisation projects, building affordable homes with KiwiBuild and the private market. These homes will be part of great communities built around parks, shopping centres and transport links.



 3.30 PM 


 Investing in Warm, Dry, Healthy Homes.

    Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in. What progress has been made to date and what industry collaboration has been initiated to help achieve this goal? What role does ‘building green’ have to play? Is there an actual benefit to building sustainability? Simple strategies to implement green practices into your building projects.Case studies of building green projects.

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4.25 PM


Closing Remarks  






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