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Strategic Reference Group

About the Civil Infrastructure Strategic Reference Group (SRG)

The Civil Infrastructure SRG represents a diverse range of industries in New Zealand, including:

  • Bitumen surfacing
  • Bitumen plant production
  • Bulk earthworks
  • Civil Engineering Laboratory
  • Contract and project management
  • Deep piling and foundations
  • Demolition
  • Forestry earthworks
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Roadmarking
  • Temporary traffic management
  • Traffic incident management.

The Civil Infrastructure SRG was established in June 2023.   The group is united with a shared purpose, which is to ensure the training, people development and research needs of the civil industry are met.

Members are:

  • Alan Pollard, Civil Contractors NZ
  • Danny Reilly, Te Pūkenga UCOL
  • Debbie Colquhoun, Colquhoun Contracting (SRG Chair)
  • Jon Faber, Spiral Drillers
  • Kaarin Gaukrodger, Te Pūkenga Connexis
  • Kim Masina, Isaac Construction
  • Rebecca Fox, Civil Contractors NZ
  • Travis Timoko, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

The SRG is supported by Waihanga Ara Rau kaimahi Sue Hawkins (Relationship Manager) and Robbie Paul (Poumatua).

To learn more about the Civil Infrastructure SRG, get in touch with Sue Hawkins.

Workforce Development Plans
Civil Infrastructure

Workforce Development Plan

In collaboration with industry, mainly through this Strategic Reference Group, we’ve developed a workforce development plan for the sector that includes recommendations that will enable the workforce to thrive. It also includes valuable data insights and forecasts about the workforce, employment and learners.

Civil Infrastructure news

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Find out what qualifications and standards development work is currently underway for Civil Infrastructure.