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Infrastructure report says majority of funding should be spent on maintenance

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Publish Date
Fri, 23 Feb 2024, 8:18AM
Photo / NZ Herald | File
Photo / NZ Herald | File

Infrastructure report says majority of funding should be spent on maintenance

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 23 Feb 2024, 8:18AM

A new Infrastructure Commission report has found that we need to be spending 60% of funds on what already exists. 

Its worried not enough investment is going into areas like highways, roads, and water to ensure they're ready long term. 

Director of Economics Peter Nunns says we need to start with having a good understanding of what's in the ground. 

He says those are the assets we rely upon for what we already use and if we don't keep them running, they'll cause problems. 

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