Over half of New Zealanders (55%) agree that we are not doing enough to meet the country’s infrastructure needs despite most (76%) agreeing that investing in infrastructure is vital to New Zealand’s future economic growth.
Other highlights from the key findings include:
- Less than half of New Zealanders (46%) are satisfied with New Zealand’s national infrastructure.
- The majority (89%) are satisfied with the current quality of our airports, well above the global average of 67%.
- Only 29% of New Zealanders are satisfied with the new housing supply, below the global average of 43% and Australia at 52%.
- Just 28% are satisfied with solar energy infrastructure, behind the Australian result of 40%, but not dissimilar to the global average of 33%.
- Of all infrastructure types, New Zealanders are most likely to want new housing supply to be the government’s top priority (55%), followed by major and local road networks (46% and 41%, respectively).
- Concerns around rising sea levels have increased overtime as 44% of New Zealanders believe that we are poorly equipped in terms of our defences against rising sea levels.