Without changes to current performance and approaches in New Zealand’s construction sector, the injection of extra cash will be at the cost of preventable physical and mental harm to the people who work in the industry.

On July 2, the Infrastructure Commission closed submissions on its forthcoming strategy on how to get the best results from the boost in government investment.

In our Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum submission, we asked that the mental and physical wellbeing of the more than 250,000 people building and maintaining our infrastructure not be simply wrapped up as a cost of construction.

Read more in Francois' Opinion article on Stuff.