We aim for greater influence with government and industry to inform and shape the engineering policy agenda

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.

Advocacy

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

2018

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