Infracom announces Transmission Gully Interim Review panel

Infracom (New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga) has announced the Review Panel who will undertake the Transmission Gully Interim Review.

Infracom Chief Executive Ross Copland has advised that international expert reviewer Steve Richards has been appointed to lead the review on behalf of Infracom and he will be joined by two New Zealand based peer reviewers, Sir Michael Cullen and Lindsay Crossen.

“We are pleased that Steve has agreed to take the role as lead Reviewer for this important work. He brings considerable expertise to the Review, with over 25 years’ experience on major road and rail projects in Australia.”

Steve Richards has said: “I am encouraged by the conversations I have held with Infracom so far they have a real desire to promote a learning culture to improve infrastructure outcomes in New Zealand.”

Steve Richards will formally start the review on 12 October and the review is expected to conclude in the first quarter of 2021.

Peer Reviewers Sir Michael Cullen and Lindsay Crossen will provide assistance throughout the Review, including giving advice on New Zealand’s contracting practices and construction market.