The award-winning partnership agreement between Hamilton City Council and Downer NZ Ltd, established a decade ago, has been renewed for up to 10 more years.

The collaborative agreement is designed to deliver savings for both parties, better co-ordination of works across the city, and will result in significant cost savings in the maintenance and renewal of the city’s roading assets.

Previously known as ‘Infrastructure Alliance’, the partnership has been rebranded to ‘Connect Hamilton’ to better represent the overall goal of connecting people and places in safe, accessible and smart ways.

The joint venture agreement was among the first of its kind for local authorities in New Zealand in 2013 and has since provided a model for other councils around the country. Two years after inception, the project claimed the national title for excellence in the maintenance and management of assets at the Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) awards.

The partnership forms a joint team which is headed by a governance group with three executives from Downer and three senior Council staff.

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We have a thriving city and we need to ensure our core infrastructure and provision of services will meet the current and future needs of our city, while enhancing the wellbeing of our communities.

This partnership aims to:

  • Achieve best value for money, innovation and best practice management

  • Help deliver our Access Hamilton Strategy - Ara Kootuitui Kirikiriroa

  • Better co-ordinate works across the city

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Last updated 17 August 2023