Through its membership of the New Zealand Construction Industry Council, FMANZ has been invited by NZ Treasury to discuss the efficacy of the government’s COVID-19 economic response package and its ramifications on businesses in the construction sector.
NZ Treasury is interested in views from FMs about the call for “shovel-ready” projects, the infrastructure investment and public housing build programme, and the trades and apprenticeships training package announced in the Budget.
FMANZ CEO Gillian Wess today invited members to email her with their views/comments by 5pm Monday 1 June (Queen’s Birthday) so FMANZ can compile a summary document for NZCIC to communicate to NZ Treasury on behalf of the association.
FMANZ’s representation will include:
- ‘Shovel ready’ and infrastructure investment – FMANZ will reference the pool of public sector (health/education/other) deferred maintenance projects with facilities managers available for this work.
- Feedback on the trades training package to ensure that facilities managers are eligible for building sector training, including FMANZ’s cadetship programme which is in development.