City and Regional Infrastructure Deals

What do we know, and what’s still unclear

A presentation by Patrick McVeigh, People and Places Lead at MartinJenkins.

The new coalition government has confirmed the introduction of city and regional infrastructure deals, alongside the establishment of a new National Infrastructure Agency and a $1.2 billion Regional Infrastructure Fund.

While we are still waiting for fuller details on these policies initiatives, there are lessons from how the city and regional deal model has been applied in the UK and Australia.

In this presentation, Patrick McVeigh, Lead – People and Places at MartinJenkins draws upon his experience of city and regional deals overseas and provides some insights on what a deal is, and what it isn’t and what this might mean for Aotearoa and the Greater Wellington region.

About the Author

Patrick McVeigh, Lead – People and Places at MartinJenkins.

Patrick has more than 25 years’ experience working across the public and private sectors in strategy development, policy formulation, research and evaluation, scenario planning and visioning. He has delivered a broad range of projects in a variety of subject areas and locations. Patrick’s background includes eight years of public policy and economic development roles in London, and five years at ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development), leading the organisation’s business, innovation and skills activities as well as the wider economic insight and analysis programme. Patrick has a BSc in Town Planning Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in City and Regional Planning (Distinction), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science Research Methods – all from Cardiff University.

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