Critical Infrastructure Phase 1 Consultation

Closed 8 Aug 2023

Opened 13 Jun 2023

Results updated 15 Jan 2024

The following submissions were recieved on DPMC's consultation paper "Strengthening the resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s critical infrastructure system".

We thank those that participated in this process for their submissions. 



DPMC is pleased to release for public consultation a discussion document on enhancing the resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s critical infrastructure.

This delivers on the Government’s commitment in its response to Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa, the New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy, to consult on the limitations of our current regulatory approach to delivering a resilient critical infrastructure system.

We are seeking your feedback on the definition of the problem provided in the Discussion Document, what you perceive to be the current barriers to infrastructure resilience, and options for reform.

We encourage you to read and share your views on:

You can do this through lodging a written submission, or completing the online survey on this page.

Consultation will be open from Tuesday 13 June until Tuesday 8 August.

Why your views matter

The Government considers that reform is urgently required to deliver a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to critical infrastructure regulation. A more robust and resilient critical infrastructure system will ensure we are better placed to manage the complex intersecting challenges posed by climate change, a deteriorating national security environment, economic fragmentation, and rapid technological change.

We will also be running short sessions to engage on this programme of work and welcome you to attend one of these sessions.

If you wish to register, please select from the following sessions

We thank you for your feedback on the first phase of this work and we look forward to an ongoing conversation on the resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s critical infrastructure as this work moves forward.

What happens next

The public submissions will inform policy options for an enhanced critical infrastructure regulatory regime.

We will release the submissions to the public on the DPMC consultation hub website in August 2023.

Further consultation on the options for enhancing the resilience of Aotearoa
New Zealand’s critical infrastructure is expected be undertaken from early 2024, subject to outcomes of the General Election.

The outcomes of that work will be presented to Government shortly thereafter to take decisions on the future regulatory approach for critical infrastructure.