Once the design for the project is finalised, the next step is for Waka Kotahi to invite contractors to tender for the construction work. Contractors employing local people are encouraged to tender for the work.
The New Zealand Upgrade Programme will be delivered over the next decade and provides the guaranteed, fully-funded pipeline of work that industry has been calling for. It will create 800 to 1,000 direct new jobs in our civil construction industry as the first five projects get underway in the next 12 months, and 7,000 to 9,000 direct opportunities for our wider supply chain. This will give the sector the certainty to invest in the workforce, upskill and train more apprentices.