Source:New Zealand Government
The Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill was introduced to Parliament on 12 December.
... New Zealand’s current infrastructure funding and financing system presents a range of constraints that are making it difficult for the market and local and central government to respond to urban pressures. As a result, housing and infrastructure are not meeting the needs of New Zealanders. Specifically, local authorities face several challenges in relation to the financing of housing-related infrastructure and supplying serviced urban land.
This Bill establishes an alternative funding and financing model to address these challenges and support the provision of infrastructure to support housing and urban development. The Model is an important step in the long-term evolution of the local authority funding and financing system and seeks to support the functioning of urban land markets by appropriately allocating the costs of infrastructure. ...
See also, Minister's press release
Mayor of Auckland's press release