Local Government and Infrastructure publications


Local Government and Infrastructure Matters Series

It's time for New Zealand to reassess how it manages its publicly owned assets. New legislation is expected to be passed into law later this year, and if successful, local authorities will be required to both manage and report their assets on a longer 30-year planning time horizon. Read our insights on using this as an opportunity for improvement.


Cities of opportunity: Towards Auckland's future

Inside this New Zealand perspective, we take a look at how our largest city, Auckland, ranks and explore its infrastructure development needs, by comparing our findings to the global infrastructure study Cities of Opportunity: Building the future.


Rebuilding for resilience: Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster

Learning from disaster to build back stronger

In our new report, Rebuilding for resilience: Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster, we look at why building disaster resilient infrastructure is key to saving lives and economic losses.


Shaping the government of tomorrow

The demanding citizen: putting the citizen at the centre of everything you do

Our report ‘Shaping the government of tomorrow: The demanding citizen’ sets out the challenges facing leaders of public sector organisations today. The challenge in adjusting to the new reality of ‘doing more for less’ and addressing the growing demand from connected citizens for digital services.


Working together to reduce disaster risk

This report provides insights on the disaster risk management approaches and experiences gathered from leading multinational companies. It identifies challenges that are constraining efforts to build collaborative resilience, and proven practices that have been used to tackle these challenges.


Meeting the water challenges in Asian cities: Up-scaling successful practices

This paper was presented at a panel of international water experts in May 2012, who shared their perspectives on achieving improvements in the delivery of water in cities, and how to derive the maximum benefit from public-private partnerships (PPPs) while continuing to focus on poverty reduction.


Cities of Opportunity 2012

Cities of Opportunity 2012 makes its fifth annual analysis of the development of 27 global cities, and through their current and projected future performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.


Water: challenges, drivers and solutions - New Zealand supplement

Local Government and Infrastructure matters

In this inaugural publication, we examine the challenges facing New Zealand in maintaining a well-regulated and high-performing industry to ensure water quality, the environmentally friendly disposal of waste water and low cost-to-consumer charges.


Water: challenges, drivers and solutions

PwC has published a report on the dynamics and patterns of water management to support the development of models for tomorrow. Water has become one of the leading modern day challenges as increases in population, human activity and climate changes have made water a scarce resource.


Know who you're partnering with

Local government and infrastructure matters

Our latest PwC Local government and infrastructure matters considers how New Zealand's local councils can take more of the risk out of partnering with infrastructure contractors.


Cities of Opportunity

The Cities of Opportunity report is the fourth edition to be released by PwC and the Partnership for New York City. It identifies lessons and trends that can help cities grow and remain resilient, and paints a changing picture of urban success.


Cities of Opportunity: New Zealand supplement

Our supplement on the Cities of Opportunity study provides some relevant insights for New Zealand as the country develops its metropolitan areas into key economic hubs.


Game on: mega-event infrastructure opportunities

This report analysis the infrastructure investments on events link the Olympic or the FIFA World Cup football, that a sample of host cities has made. It also examines the long-term implications for each region where those investments occurred.