Small nations face unique infrastructure challenges. From issues of scale to attracting investment and skills, small countries like New Zealand and Scotland must leverage the resources they have to compete on a global playing field.
Scotland has addressed scale, skills and resource challenges by pioneering innovative new approaches to infrastructure. Governance, planning and project delivery models across water, healthcare, housing and urban development have been reorganised and prioritised to provide services for a small and dispersed population.
In March 2017, Infrastructure New Zealand together with the UK’s Department for International Trade will lead a delegation to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow to investigate how the UK has reshaped infrastructure planning, funding and delivery to drive growth and promote regional development in the nation.
Site visits, case studies and presentations will all feature on the comprehensive itinerary. Governance, planning, funding and delivery mechanisms used to guide development and manage water, education, health, housing and transport services will be examined.
A range of opportunities will be provided during the programme to enable delegates to network among themselves and with UK infrastructure industry representatives to forge meaningful relationships.
This delegation is by invitation-only.