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.
Climate change will put additional strain on our infrastructure. New infrastructure will need to recognise future pressures, and be resilient and adaptable.
Much of our infrastructure such as water supply, wastewater and stormwater networks, and power supply networks, is ageing and does not always meet modern requirements or expectations.