Joining forces to help the recovery efforts following Cyclone Gabrielle 30 August 2023 Waihanga Ara Rau, Te Waihanga (the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission), and the Construction Sector Accord are helping in the recovery efforts in areas affected by Cyclone Gabrielle by providing early projections for the construction workforce based on projects received. These workforce projections are broken down by occupations, such as planners, engineers, trades workers, machinery operators, and labourers, and provide a view over the coming years. The recovery workforce projections have been developed by Te Waihanga, and Waihanga Ara Rau has enhanced its Workforce Information Platform, WIP.org.nz, to provide recovery workforce projections for the residential construction sector. By providing an early understanding of possible labour demands, these projections will support affected regions in their project planning and coordination. This understanding is important given the large scale of the recovery effort across multiple regions and the potential need to draw on national capability and resources. Developing a skilled workforce takes time. These early workforce projections will change, but having a view now will support affected regions in their project planning and coordination and the construction industry to identify potential workforce needs. You can also sign up at Understanding Market Capacity published by Te Waihanga (the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission), to explore projected workforce demand, project timing for the national infrastructure pipeline and find out more about how the projections are developed and how they’ll be used. For further details and updates, follow us on LinkedIn.