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The Government is reviewing the Public Works Act 1981 (PWA) to make it easier to build critical infrastructure in New Zealand. 

The PWA provides powers to acquire land for delivering public works, such as roads, schools, and water services. 

It sets out a process that must be followed to ensure the rights of private landowners are considered and protected, including the payment of compensation for any land acquired. 

The PWA is a key mechanism that enables construction and the development of public infrastructure projects. 

The PWA has not been substantially amended since 1988.  


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