Industry Transformation Plans

The New Zealand Government has committed to an industry policy which seeks to grow and transform sectors of the economy with significant potential to contribute to a high productivity, high wage, low emissions economy.

Industry Transformation Plans are created in partnership by business, workers, Māori, and government, setting a long-term vision for transformative change and identifying near-term actions that will shift the sector toward realising it.

What is an Industry Transformation Plan?

Industry Transformation Plans (ITPs) are a key mechanism for implementing the Government’s industry policy.

Created in partnership between business, workers, Māori, and Government, an Industry Transformation Plan sets an ambitious long-term vision for a transformed future for each sector and identifies actions partners can invest in that will drive a step change to realising it.

ITPs are focused on long-term transformation, and identify actions and initiatives for near-term implementation over 1 to 3 year periods.

Industries identified for the development of an Industry Transformation Plan are those with significant potential to contribute to a high productivity, high wage, lower emissions economy.

This might be through shifting an existing industry to higher value, shifting the performance of large and interconnected industries, or scaling up high potential industries to be a larger part of our future economy.

Further detail about industry policy and the ITP Programme can be found at the bottom of this page:

Related cabinet papers and minutes

More detail on the 8 Industry Transformation Plans

In this section

Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing ITP will enable a thriving Aotearoa New Zealand manufacturing sector. It aims to increase investment to lift productivity and wages; make innovation, R&D and science work for manufacturing; attract and develop a diverse high-skilled high-wage workforce; create a sustainable circular net-zero emissions sector; and enhance global competitiveness, connectivity and opportunities.

The Advanced Manufacturing ITP is being led by MBIE.

Agritech

The Agritech ITP is centred on creating a world-leading agritech industry to establish agritech as a high-value export sector in its own right while supporting increasing the productivity and sustainability of the New Zealand primary sector.

The Agritech ITP is being led by MBIE and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Construction

The Construction ITP seeks to address long-term challenges in the construction sector by building skills development, clarifying regulations, improving work pipelines, simplifying contracting, and improving a culture of shifting risk. The ITP is also focused on culture and behaviour change across the sector.

The Construction ITP is being led by MBIE.

Digital Technologies

The Digital Technologies ITP aims to bring together industry and government to drive long term growth in the digital technologies sector, which will increase export revenue and provide high-quality jobs in the digital technologies industry. The ITP includes actions to accelerate growth in sub-sectors such as Software-as-a-Service, build our national reputation around tech and innovation, invest in digital skills, and support Māori participation in the sector.

The Digital Technologies ITP is being led by MBIE

Fisheries

The Fisheries ITP has been initiated as part of reform to ensure commercial fishing is sustainable, productive, and inclusive. While the scope is currently under development, Cabinet has directed this ITP will focus on reducing the environmental impacts of fishing and increasing the value received from fisheries.

The Fisheries ITP is being led by Fisheries NZ.

Food and Beverage

The Food and Beverage ITP will enhance the innovation and sustainable economic development potential of our food and beverage sector for the benefit of New Zealand through: supporting the development of emerging food and beverage industries and products to go global; and lifting the productivity and sustainability of our existing food and beverage industries.

The Food and Beverage ITP is being led by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Forestry and Wood Processing

The Forestry and Wood Processing ITP is focused on shifting the industry from producing commodity resources by increasing domestic processing, with the aim of generating high value jobs and low carbon products in New Zealand. The ITP covers the entire forestry and wood processing supply chain.

The Forestry and Wood Processing ITP is being led by Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forestry Service.

Tourism

The Tourism ITP has an objective to enable a transition towards a regenerative tourism system, which is one that gives back more to New Zealand’s environment, infrastructure, and people than it takes away. Initially, the ITP will focus on Better Work: maximising the benefits that tourism employment delivers.

The Tourism ITP is being led by MBIE.

Last updated: 06 December 2022