New Zealand Lifelines Council

Find out about the New Zealand Lifelines Council (NZLC).

The NZLC was established in 1999. Itaims to connect lifeline utilities across sectors to improve infrastructure resilience.

The NZLC has three themes. These are:

  • robust assets, or satisfactory alternative service continuity arrangements;
  • effective coordination, pre and post-event, at national and local levels; and
  • realistic end-user expectations so that users are risk-aware and better able to consider options.

The NZLC has four main functions.

  • Advising Lifelines Groups on best practices. Including:
    • encouraging new projects,
    • providing information on methodology, and
    • sharing learnings from projects in other regions.
  • Linking lifeline utilities activities with government programmes.
  • Promoting and sharing resilience-related research.
  • Organising the annual National Lifelines Forum. The Forum updates representatives from Lifeline Groups and national utilities on latest developments. It is an opportunity to develop positions on common resilience-related issues.

The members of the NZLC are:

  • Spark NZ Limited
  • Transpower New Zealand Ltd
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Vector Limited
  • First Gas Limited
  • Water New Zealand
  • National Emergency Management Agency
  • Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
  • Toka Tū Ake EQC
  • GNS Science

New Zealand Lifelines Council Terms of Reference (.pdf 440kb)

New Zealand Lifelines brochure (.pdf 2.32mb)

For more information about the activities of the NZLC, please contact:

Roger Fairclough
NZLC Chair
+64 27 645 6225 

Dave Brunsdon
NZLC Principal Advisor
+64 21 679 338

Lisa Roberts
NZLC Programme Manager
+64 21379 130