Facilities & Asset Services

The communities we serve are at the heart of our operations. Be it through facilities management, precinct upgrades, new energy solutions or professional and technical advisory. We run places of healthcare and education, we manage client data centres, we take asset management risk over 25-year Public Private Partnership (PPP) contracts, and we are a trusted advisor and partner to our New Zealand and Australian Defence Forces. From universities, schools and hospitals to social housing, corrections, and defence infrastructure and capabilities, we work behind the scenes to ensure the professionals and the places that our communities rely on, are operating at their optimum and able to deliver the best possible customer experience, each and every day.

Thinkers, Builders and Sustainers.

We are your one team to build, maintain and operate your buildings and facilities efficiently and sustainably for the benefit of today’s communities and future generations.

Our capable, committed people engage a network of trusted suppliers and like-minded partners, working with clients to deliver a whole-of-life approach.

Joined up thinking – and doing – means we can enhance value at every stage from planning to posterity. Through harnessing advanced technology and sharing knowledge we can generate real cost savings and efficiencies for clients.

By developing our comprehensive Downer Standard policies, procedures and guidelines, we’re proud to have achieved ISO 55001 Asset Management for our maintenance standards.

We are where our customers need us. Since 1870, Downer brands have built, lived and worked in New Zealand communities – and look towards creating a prosperous, equitable and environmentally sustainable future together.

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Sustainability at Downer:
Caring for Aotearoa’s People and Places

Partnering with Downer on sustainable initiatives creates real opportunities to affect positive change at scale, while building goodwill for your organisation, ensuring healthier spaces and reducing long-term costs.

We take environmental stewardship seriously. As members of the Climate Leaders Coalition with ambitious decarbonisation targets, we partner with industry and clients to solve pressing issues. This means investing in solutions which generate broader social and environmental benefits, including iwi partnerships that support kaitiakitanga of land and sea, and deliver better outcomes for mana whenua.

Footprint (impacts within our control):

  • Reducing GHG emissions by 45-50% by 2035 and be net zero by 2050.
  • Divesting away from high carbon industries,
  • Integrating technologies that improve fuel efficiency, transitioning to EV and alternative fuel vehicles
  • Carbon emissions reporting from 2023
  • Certified Carbon Zero electricity supply
  • In partnership drive a circular economy for PPE gear and apparel, road cones, aggregate & concrete products

Handprint (external factors we can influence)

Improving efficiencies for products and materials, moving towards low carbon material and strengthening our customer and supplier agreements.* *These commitments are registered with the Science Based Target initiative.

For more information on Downer New Zealand’s approach to sustainability, click the link below.

A Whole-Of-Life
Service Offering

Future maintenance and operational needs are considered from the design stage

Sustainability throughout design, construct and operate continuum

A single, streamlined point of service delivery throughout the asset lifecycle

Greater transparency of future maintenance and operational needs

City Rail Link Project

As Aotearoa’s largest single transport infrastructure project, the City Rail Link (CRL) will transform how people move around Tāmaki Makaurau, our biggest city and commerce hub.

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With a large national workforce drawn from communities across Aotearoa, we combine local industry knowledge with global best practice, tailoring our services to the specific hygiene, security and waste management needs of the sectors in which our clients operate.

From I-Mop innovative floor care technology to industry leading cleaning and sanitising products, advanced auditing practices and complete 24/7/365 job management – Spotless knows how to keep New Zealand clean.


From private school cafeterias to large-scale sports events – our tailored food service solutions employ best practice safety and quality controls for food transport, storage, preparation, service and clean up.

Our in-house dieticians design fresh, healthy menus and wellbeing programmes based on Ministry of Health guidelines for resident dining in healthcare and education and boarding schools. We also cater corporate functions and boardrooms, and run popular hospitality outlets, and retail food and beverage brands – our signature is always delicious food, served with authentic hospitality.