Strengthen the Māori infrastructure evidence base

Section: 5. Strengthening partnerships with and opportunities for Māori


A collaborative multi-decade research agenda should be designed that:

  1. Builds an evidence base exploring how infrastructure planning and delivery out to 2050 and beyond can help empower Māori and enable rangatiratanga.
  2. Builds and disseminates a programme of in-depth case studies from leading Māori infrastructure partnership projects.
  3. Investigates the use of an appropriate national framework for assessing the nationally agreed effects of infrastructure on cultural values (sometimes referred to as a cultural impact assessment, the mauri model or similar), as a supplement to the local, rohe-specific effects (determined on a project-specific basis by iwi and hapū).


  • Iwi
  • Te Waihanga | New Zealand Infrastructure Commission
  • Te Arawhiti
  • Central Government
  • Local Government


2022 - 2050

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