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.

Property

Emergencies, hazards and risks

Find out about responding to or preparing for a major incident like fire, flood or earthquake: Checking your property after a major incident.

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.

Emergencies, hazards and risks

Health and safety management

Find out about practice tools and resources for meeting health and safety requirements relating to property and construction at schools.

Health and safety management

Roles and responsibilities in property management

Find out about roles and responsibilities in property management for state schools, state-integrated schools and private schools.

Roles and responsibilities in property management

Planning

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).

Planning

Projects and design

Find out about the Ministry requirements and guidelines for school design and project management.

Projects and design

School property procurement

Funding

Find out about the funding the Ministry provides to state and state-integrated schools for building new property and maintaining existing property.

Funding

Maintenance, repairs and security

Find out what schools must do to keep their property well maintained and secure.

Maintenance, repairs and security

Facilities

Find out about the variety of facilities schools provide for learning, comfort, recreation, accommodation and access.

Facilities

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.

Leasing and hiring land and buildings

Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme

Find out more about our $1.137b programme to rebuild Christchurch Schools:

Rebuilding Christchurch Schools 2013-2022

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.

Data and asset management systems

Training and events

Find out about the training and events we offer to support consultants and the wider sector.

Training and events

School transport

Find out about eligibility for transport assistance, route design, safety and accidents and funding.

School transport

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.

Information for infrastructure suppliers

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