We aim for greater influence with government and industry to inform and shape the engineering policy agenda. We make submissions on behalf of our engineering community so we can have a greater voice.

We make sure that in all issues affecting engineering and engineers in New Zealand:

  • we boldly speak out and advocate on behalf of our members, the public, and the wider engineering profession
  • engineers are part of the key conversations 
  • government knows what engineers think and need.

As an Engineering New Zealand member, we want to help you to have a voice. With your support, we will continue to be able to show leadership on the issues of the day and provide a respected voice to the Government on behalf of the profession.

Read our framework for developing policy and submissions

We're also represented on the Engineering Leadership Forum, where leaders from industry organisations discuss current issues and, where possible, coordinate activities and to assist one another.

Advocacy

Have a look at our submissions and letters to see what a difference using your voice can make.

2022

Future of the Skilled Migrant Category submission – November 2022   |  390.6 KB

Inter-regional Passenger Rail submission – November 2022   |  284.1 KB

Water Services Entities Bill submission – September 2022   |  211.8 KB

Review of the Building Consent System submission – September 2022   |  522.6 KB

Building code update: Letter of support for SESOC and SFPE – July 2022   |  222.4 KB

MfE Draft national adaptation plan – May 2022   |  246.4 KB

Waka Kotahi Fees and funding consultation – May 2022   |  298.0 KB

MfE Transforming recycling consultation – May 2022   |  266.7 KB

2021

Productivity commission immigration consultation – December 2021   |  332.3 KB

Te hau mārohi ki anamata, Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future submission – November 2021   |  316.5 KB

Updating the references to standards in the electricity and gas safety regulations submission – October 2021   |  219.7 KB

EQC Inquiry recommendation to develop a standing dispute resolution mechanism – October 2021   |  229.7 KB

Natural and Built Environments Exposure Bill Submission – August 2021   |  205.3 KB

He Tūāpapa ki te Ora – Infrastructure for a Better Future submission – July 2021   |  295.3 KB

Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi, Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 – June 2021   |  332.8 KB

Electricity and Gas Safety Regulations submission – June 2021   |  223.1 KB

Occupational Regulation of Engineers Submission – June 2021   |  524.5 KB

Building Code Update 2021 Submission – June 2021   |  390.6 KB

Climate Change Commission 2021 Draft Advice Submission – March 2021   |  337.0 KB

Water Services Bill Submission – February 2021   |  170.5 KB

Workforce Development Council, Orders in Council Submission – February 2021   |  197.1 KB

2020

Briefing for Incoming Ministers – November 2020   |  238.3 KB

Building for Climate Change – October 2020   |  211.2 KB

Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill Submission – July 2020   |  155.8 KB

Government Policy Statement: Land Transport 2021 Submission – May 2020   |  183.8 KB

Draft New Zealand Rail Plan Submission – May 2020   |  220.7 KB

Letter to Health Select Committee – March 2020   |  188.6 KB

Accelerating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – February 2020   |  258.2 KB

Resource Management Act Review Submission – February 2020   |  225.6 KB

2019

A Vision for Hydrogen Submission – October 2019   |  245.5 KB

Health and Safety at Work Better Regulation – October 2019   |  223.0 KB

New Zealand Qualifications Framework Review – September 2019   |  265.9 KB

Building Code Update – September 2019   |  206.9 KB

Dam Safety – August 2019   |  214.7 KB

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill – July 2019   |  202.0 KB

Productivity commission – July 2019   |  280.7 KB

Occupational regulation – June 2019   |  463.8 KB

Building system legislative reform – June 2019   |  137.9 KB

Draft Submission to the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill – June 2019   |  298.1 KB

Submission for Earthquake Commission Public Inquiry – May 2019   |  278.9 KB

Infrastructure Commission Bill – May 2019   |  172.9 KB

Briefing for meeting with Minister Woods – May 2019   |  247.3 KB

Reform of Vocational Education Discussion Document – April 2019   |  144.9 KB

NZSOLD Letter to Minister Salesa – March 2019   |  311.1 KB

Substantial Alterations – February 2019   |  163.7 KB

Briefing for Meeting with Minister Mahuta – February 2019   |  188.0 KB

Briefing for Meeting with Minister Genter - February 2019   |  249.8 KB

Briefing for MBIE on Dam Safety Assurance – January 2019   |  336.0 KB

2018

Submission to Productivity Commission on Local Government Funding and Financing – November 2018   |  200.2 KB

Briefing to Minister Salesa – November 2018   |  334.2 KB

National Disaster Resilience Strategy Submission   |  1.2 MB

Submission to MBIE on Fire Acceptable Solution CAS2 by SFPE and IFE   |  513.8 KB

Submission to Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee on the Building Act Amendment Bill   |  112.6 KB

Submission to New Zealand Treasury - A new independent infrastructure body   |  2.5 MB

Letter to Hon Andrew Bayly MP   |  402.1 KB

Submission to Building Code Changes 2018   |  399.7 KB

Submission to Wellington City Council Proposed 10-Year Plan   |  973.6 KB

Submission to the Zero Carbon Bill Discussion Document   |  429.9 KB

Letter to Minister Genter June 2018   |  301.2 KB

Submission to Productivity Commission Draft Report Low-emissions Economy 08 June 2018   |  452.7 KB

Transportation Group NZ Submission to the Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport May 2018   |  236.6 KB

Letter to Minister Mahuta May 2018   |  304.4 KB

Letter from Minister of Local Government, Nanaia Mahuta on water reform   |  105.1 KB

Briefing with Minister Salesa - March 2018   |  407.1 KB

Briefing with Minister Shaw - April 2018   |  406.0 KB

Water Reform March 2018 Joint Letter with Infrastructure New Zealand   |  580.6 KB

Health and Safety by Design – Good Practice guidelines   |  320.2 KB

2017

Letter to Hon J Salesa - Introduction to incoming Minister October 2017   |  371.4 KB

Letter to Hon S Jones - Introduction to incoming Minister   |  358.2 KB

Letter to Hon J Shaw - Introduction to incoming Minister   |  307.8 KB

Letter to Hon Dr M Woods - Introduction to incoming Minister   |  308.4 KB

Amendments to B1/VM1 and loop bar connection ban 2017   |  697.0 KB

Proposals for Regulations under the Building (Earthquake-Prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016   |  367.7 KB

Proposals for a Methodology to Identify Earthquake-Prone Buildings   |  403.0 KB

Building Performance Standards   |  287.5 KB

Government Policy Statement on Land Transport   |  289.1 KB

Clean Water   |  390.0 KB

Guidelines for Assessing Historic Places and Historic Areas on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero   |  412.4 KB

Land Transport Rule – Setting of Speed Limits   |  538.4 KB

Havelock North Water Inquiry   |  151.7 KB

Ministerial Review – Better Responses to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies in New Zealand   |  306.1 KB

2016

Update report to MBIE on membership pathway   |  784.4 KB

Southland Water and Land Plan   |  667.9 KB

Marlborough Environment Plan   |  1.1 MB

Health and Safety by Design   |  1.5 MB

Northland Draft Regional Plan   |  1.2 MB

Better Urban Planning – Productivity Commission   |  157.0 KB

Land Transport Amendment Bill   |  132.2 KB

Regulatory Systems (Commercial Matters) Amendment Bill   |  127.6 KB

Amending Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods   |  206.8 KB

Eighth Periodic Report by the Government of New Zealand in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women   |  83.4 KB

Review of the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule   |  118.3 KB

Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill   |  57.2 KB

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill   |  118.8 KB

2015

Queenstown Lakes District Plan Review, Chapter 26: Historic Heritage   |  193.7 KB

Dunedin City Council’s Second Generation District Plan   |  148.4 KB

Engineering Skills: Call for Evidence Review of Tier 2   |  177.3 KB

Building Act Emergency Management Proposals   |  479.8 KB

2014

Submission to MBIE Occupational Regulation of Engineers   |  615.0 KB

2013

Who, What, Wai? Improving Urban Water Services   |  702.5 KB

2011

A Safer New Zealand: Reducing our Exposure to Natural Hazards   |  4.5 MB