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

Advocacy

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

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