Downer New Zealand

New Zealand

Downer began business in New Zealand in 1870, with the formation of the Public Works Department and later, the New Zealand Post Office. Since this time we have built the majority of the country’s roads, rail lines, telecommunications and hydroelectric schemes and provided vital infrastructure support to our customers and local communities. 

Downer has steadily grown over the past 15 years, through acquisition, entering new markets and engaging with new customers. We have become one of New Zealand’s largest transport, water, communications and renewable energy infrastructure service providers and are proud to have evolved as part of this country.

With a workforce of close to 5,000 employees, located in over 50 towns and cities across New Zealand, our geographical reach and scale offers our customers whole-of-life construction and asset management solutions with local knowledge and support on the ground.

We strive to exceed customer expectations by providing excellence in service delivery.  Our consistent high standards are recognised by our customers and this has built relationships based on trust and integrity.  

They key to our success is through our people, who demonstrate daily the commitment we have to our customers and the communities we work in.  We listen, understand and partner with each stakeholder to ensure all parties interests are considered, as we uphold our mission and role as protector and connector.

View the Downer New Zealand capability brochure.


Head Office
130 Kerrs Road
Wiri, Auckland, 2022
Private Bag 93325
Otahuhu, Auckland, 2022

T: +64 (0)9 256 9810 
F: +64 (0)9 256 9811