What is Beacon?
On 30 June 2010, Beacon Pathway Ltd completed its research contract with the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST). This brought to an end six years of research and activities aimed at improving the performance of New Zealand’s homes and neighbourhoods. An end-of-term review by FRST commented on the success of Beacon’s research programme in terms of both research advances and driving change. However, under the terms of the Shareholders’ Agreement by which Beacon Pathway Ltd was set up, the end of the contract also brought to an end the company.
Despite the progress made, the job Beacon Pathway Ltd started was not finished. The step change required to transform New Zealand’s costly, inefficient and poorly performing housing stock had not yet occurred. In recognition of this, two former shareholders in Beacon Pathway Ltd, Waitakere City Council and New Zealand Steel, proposed a successor organisation to build on the success of the original programme and address outstanding issues in home and neighbourhood performance.
Beacon Pathway Incorporated Society
A shared vision of the potential benefits of improving New Zealand’s homes brought stakeholders together to form an Incorporated Society, Beacon Pathway Inc. The Society’s objective is to transform New Zealand’s homes and neighbourhoods to be high performing, adaptable, resilient and affordable through:
- Facilitating and undertaking demonstration projects which show the benefits of higher performing new and existing homes.
- Facilitating and providing robust research which builds a fact-based platform for sustainable, affordable, buildable and comfortable homes.
- Enabling Members to lead the transformation of the built environment in New Zealand
- Collaborating with and bringing together other stakeholders in New Zealand’s residential built environment to create greater change
A copy of the Society’s Rules are available below.
The Society is governed by a Board of Directors elected by Members.
Membership in Beacon Pathway Inc. brings the opportunity to leverage projects through collaboration, participate in high profile demonstration projects, share research learnings and work with other members across the housing sector. Beacon Pathway Inc. looks forward to discussing these benefits and developing relationships with any organisations across the residential housing chain which share the Society’s vision of high performing, adaptable, resilient and affordable homes and neighbourhoods.
Nick Collins, CEO
Beacon Pathway Inc.
P.O Box 74 618
Ph (09) 522 5170
Mobile (021) 464 252
30-Oct-2010 (Board document )
Rules of Beacon Pathway Incorporated (PDF 44KB)
20-May-2010 (Publication PUB/6)
Professor Peter Newton, Dr Richard Hawke
The Foundation for Research Science and Technology commissioned a review of Beacon's research programme at the end of the contract term. The panel consisted of Professor Peter Newton and Dr Richard Hawke.