Property and school transport
The Ministry is responsible for the management of the state school property portfolio of around 2,100 schools. We also deliver school transport assistance to assist over 100,000 students to get to and from school each day.
The school property portfolio has a replacement value of $28.7 billion and an annual capital spend of around $800 million.
We also provide advice and funding for around 330 state integrated schools in New Zealand.
Te Rautaki Rawa Kura – The School Property Strategy 2030
Te Rautaki Rawa Kura – The School Property Strategy 2030 sets the long term direction for how we will manage school property to support all schools having quality learning environments by 2030. It will also provide the framework for any improvements the Ministry makes in our continued effort to support schools to manage school property effectively.
Find out about responding to or preparing for a major incident like fire, flood or earthquake. If you need to make substantial urgent repairs to your school buildings, contact the emergency response coordinator for your region, and your Ministry property advisor before starting any work.
Health and safety management
Find out about practice tools and resources for meeting health and safety requirements relating to property and construction at schools.
Roles and responsibilities in property management
Find out about roles and responsibilities in property management for state schools, state-integrated schools and private schools.
Find out about the tools that are used for school property planning, including the 10 year property plan (10YPP) and the school property guide (SPG).
Projects and design
Find out about the Ministry requirements and guidelines for school design and project management.
Find out about the funding the Ministry provides to state and state-integrated schools for building new property and maintaining existing property.
Maintenance, repairs and security
Find out what schools must do to keep their property well maintained and secure.
Find out about the variety of facilities schools provide for learning, comfort, recreation, accommodation and access.
Leasing and hiring land and buildings
Find out how to lease your school land or buildings, about easements (the right to use someone else’s land for a specific purpose) and school sites leased from iwi.
Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme
Find out more about our $1.137b programme to rebuild Christchurch Schools:
Data and asset management systems
Find out how to access up-to-date property data about any school and get access to the Ministry's asset management systems.
Training and events
Find out about the training and events we offer to support consultants and the wider sector.
Construction Sector Accord
As one of the largest buyers of non-residential vertical infrastructure we are proud to be a part of the Accord’s shared commitment between government and industry to transform the construction sector.
Find out about eligibility for transport assistance, route design, safety and accidents and funding.
Information for infrastructure suppliers
Direct all suppliers to this section for information on school property planning, project management, design standards, ICT infrastructure and school transport.
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