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Construction Sector Accord: a shared commitment between government and industry to transform the construction sector

Ethical construction Buildings Construction industry Sector regulation Policy New Zealand


A high performing construction sector for a better New Zealand.

Shared goals

  • Increase productivity
  • Raise capability
  • Improve resilience
  • Restore confidence, pride and reputation

Outcomes for New Zealanders

Safe healthy and durable homes, buildings and infrastructure that support the wellbeing of our communities

  • Workforce - safe, secure, rewarding careers
  • Industry customers - functioning competitive market
  • Industry - sustainable, resilient, successful businesses
  • Government - a construction sector that supports the wellbeing of all New Zealanders

Guiding principles

  • Build trusting relationships
  • Be bold
  • Value our people
  • Act with collective responsibility

Priority work areas


  • Enhanced industry leadership, collaboration and organisation
  • Better business performance
  • Improved culture and reputation


  • Grow workforce capability and capacity
  • Better risk management and fairer risk allocation
  • Improved health and safety at work
  • More houses and better durability


  • Better procurement practices and improved pipeline management
  • Improved building regulatory systems and consenting processes

The pledge

  • Hold ourselves and each other accountable to this Accord and challenge contrary behaviour
  • Work together to develop a plan for change that has collective intent
  • Work differently to build a stronger partnership between government and industry
  • Promote the Accord and encourage others to commit to it
  • Engage regularly to discuss and report on progress
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