It is essential that Auckland's infrastructure can withstand short-term shocks, such as flooding. It also needs to work well in the long-term, particularly in the face of longer-term climatic changes.
Transport infrastructure can have harmful environmental impacts such as
run-off from roads which pollutes waterways. This is addressed under the Transport and access outcome.
Much of our other infrastructure such as water supply, wastewater and stormwater networks, and our power supply networks, is ageing and does not always meet modern requirements or expectations.