Planning New Infrastructure: Some Issues

Published: 2010

Author: Arthur Grimes

Infrastructure investments are mostly long-lived, service multiple (current and future) users, and interact with other public infrastructures and private investments. Empirical examples cited in the companion article in this issue, Infrastucture: New Findings for New Zealand, include:

  • long-lived road, rail and port investments,
  • telecommunications networks (fibre),
  • water infrastructure and
  • local social amenities.

Much of this infrastructure is provided by central or local government, but some is also provided by public (state-owned enterprises) and private commercial enterprises.


Grimes, Arthur. 2010. "Planning New Infrastructure: Some Issues," Policy Quarterly 6:4, pp. 9-13.

This topic in other formats


Infrastructure: New Findings for New Zealand (2010)