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From: Barry Garrick

Dear Treasury team,

On the advice referred to in this story (https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic...)

What is Treasury's definition of "market ready"?
What are the 12 large roading projects which Treasury says are "market-ready"?
What makes each of the 12 market ready? Happy for this and the answer to the previous questions to be provided in a single table.

Can I also please have all correspondence and communications between Treasury and NZTA had about this advice? Both in the formulation and any correspondence/communications about it after it was sent to the Minister's office 1 Feb 2019 to today.

In addition, can I please have all correspondence and communications between Treasury and the Ministry of Transport about this advice? Both in the formulation and any correspondence/communications about it after it was sent to the Minister's office from 1 Feb 2019 to today.

And finally the same as above but between Treasury and any private sector infrastructure consultants.

Correspondence and communications includes but is not limited to letters, emails, text messages, messages through messaging apps (e.g. Whatsapp).

Yours faithfully,

Barry Garrick

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From: Emma Davey [TSY]
The Treasury

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Kia ora,

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 8 September 2019. A response will be provided in accordance with the Act (please see the Office of the Ombudsman Website for more details -  http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/).

Regards

Emma Davey | Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ôhanga – The Treasury| Email/IM: [email address]
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Kia ora Barry,

 

I am contacting you to seek clarification on your OIA request to the
Treasury.

 

Can you please clarify the following:

 

Clarification - Advice

•             You have referred to advice sent to the Minister’s Office on
1 February 2019. However, we believe you are referring the following
advice: “Treasury Report T2019/862:Publication of Infrastructure
Pipeline”.

o             This advice is dated 8 April 2019 and provided Ministers
with detail on the intended publication of a market facing pipeline of
government infrastructure projects from the five capital intensive
government agencies, including the New Zealand Transport Agency. For
context, this advice also included brief discussion of each agency’s
pipeline, including industry feedback on the roading project pipeline.  

o             The first iteration of the identified 174 projects as having
funding certainty or near certainty for the Infrastructure Pipeline. The
purpose of the Infrastructure Pipeline is to showcase a credible pipeline
of projects to the market. Therefore, projects in the Pipeline are in
effect ‘market ready’ projects. The Infrastructure Pipeline was published
in May 2019 and can be found here.
[1]https://treasury.govt.nz/information-and...
  

o             Can you confirm you are fine with us to proceed on that
basis? If you believe you are referring to advice sent to Ministers 1
February 2019 instead, can you please provide us with more detail and we
will endeavour to locate this advice?

 

Clarification – Correspondence

·         You have requested all communications between Treasury and the
NZTA, Ministry of Transport, and private sector infrastructure consultants
relating to the advice referred to the in the Stuff story.  This part of
the request as it stands will be difficult to meet and we may have to
decline under section 18(f) of the Official Information Act - that the
information requested cannot be made available without substantial
collation or research.  In order to meet this part of your request we
would like to scope your request to just substantive correspondence
between Treasury, NZTA and private sector infrastructure consultants
relating to the NZTA project pipeline discussed in “Treasury Report
T2019/862:Publication of Infrastructure Pipeline”

 

Furthermore, compiling the substantive Treasury correspondence with the
various agencies will involve substantial collation and consultation.
Therefore, we will be seeking an extension of the timeframe to make a
decision on your request.

 

Nga mihi

 

 

Emma Davey | Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ôhanga – The Treasury

Visit us online at [2]https://treasury.govt.nz/ and follow us on
[3]Twitter, [4]LinkedIn and [5]Instagram

 

Dear Treasury team,

 

On the advice referred to in this story
([6]https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic...)

 

What is Treasury's definition of "market ready"?

What are the 12 large roading projects which Treasury says are
"market-ready"?

What makes each of the 12 market ready? Happy for this and the answer to
the previous questions to be provided in a single table.

 

Can I also please have all correspondence and communications between
Treasury and NZTA had about this advice? Both in the formulation and any
correspondence/communications about it after it was sent to the Minister's
office 1 Feb 2019 to today.

 

In addition, can I please have all correspondence and communications
between Treasury and the Ministry of Transport about this advice? Both in
the formulation and any correspondence/communications about it after it
was sent to the Minister's office from 1 Feb 2019 to today.

 

And finally the same as above but between Treasury and any private sector
infrastructure consultants.

 

Correspondence and communications includes but is not limited to letters,
emails, text messages, messages through messaging apps (e.g. Whatsapp).

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Barry Garrick

 

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From: Barry Garrick

Dear Emma,

To your first point, I apologise for wording my request poorly.
I did not mean that the advice was written or provided on 1 Feb. I was asking for all correspondence from 1 Feb until when it was sent to the Minister's office. Which according to your email is 8 April 2019.
If that is the advice in the story, then please proceed with addressing my questions about this report: “Treasury Report T2019/862:Publication of Infrastructure
Pipeline”.

Happy for there to be an extension if needed.

I note the link to the Pipeline - Will you still provide Treasury's definition of "market ready"? Or are you saying that Treasury's definition is projects having funding certainty or near certainty at any stage of the project? Which would mean that projects with funding for the initial business case are technically 'market ready' despite being years off construction?

And will you still tell me what are the 12 large roading projects are that were referenced in the advice?

Yours sincerely,

Barry Garrick

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From: Emma Davey [TSY]
The Treasury

Thank you for providing that additional clarification.

I can confirm that our response will address the questions in your original OIA request.

Information on the 12 major road projects mentioned in 'Treasury Report T2019/862:Publication of Infrastructure Pipeline' can be found on the New Zealand Transport Agency website through this link https://www.nzta.govt.nz/planning-and-in.... "

Nga Mihi

Emma Davey | Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury
Visit us online at https://treasury.govt.nz/ and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
Please note I do not work Wednesdays

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your Official Information
Act request.

 

Regards

 

Liam McCabe | Senior Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ôhanga – The Treasury

Email/IM: [1][email address]

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your OIA request, received on 8 September 2019.  You
requested:

 

“On the advice referred to in this story
(https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic...)

What is Treasury's definition of "market ready"?
What are the 12 large roading projects which Treasury says are
"market-ready"?
What makes each of the 12 market ready? Happy for this and the answer to
the previous questions to be provided in a single table.

Can I also please have all correspondence and communications between
Treasury and NZTA had about this advice? Both in the formulation and any
correspondence/communications about it after it was sent to the Minister's
office 1 Feb 2019 to today.

In addition, can I please have all correspondence and communications
between Treasury and the Ministry of Transport about this advice? Both in
the formulation and any correspondence/communications about it after it
was sent to the Minister's office from 1 Feb 2019 to today.

And finally the same as above but between Treasury and any private sector
infrastructure consultants.

Correspondence and communications includes but is not limited to letters,
emails, text messages, messages through messaging apps (e.g. Whatsapp).”

 

This email is to notify you that Treasury has accepted your OIA request
prior to delivering the requested documents, under section 15(1)(b) of the
Official Information Act.

 

Some relevant information will be withheld under the following grounds:

 

·                personal contact details of officials, under section
9(2)(a) – to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of
deceased natural persons; and

·                direct dial phone numbers of officials, under section
9(2)(k) – to prevent the disclosure of information for improper gain or
improper advantage.

 

I anticipate the production and QA of documents will be complete by next
week, at which point Treasury will send the information to you. I
apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Regards,

 

 

 

 

| Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ôhanga – The Treasury

Visit us online at [1]https://treasury.govt.nz/ and follow us on
[2]Twitter, [3]LinkedIn and [4]Instagram

Please note I do not work Wednesdays

 

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your OIA request, received on 8 September 2019.  You
requested:

 

“On the advice referred to in this story
(https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic...)

What is Treasury's definition of "market ready"?
What are the 12 large roading projects which Treasury says are
"market-ready"?
What makes each of the 12 market ready? Happy for this and the answer to
the previous questions to be provided in a single table.

Can I also please have all correspondence and communications between
Treasury and NZTA had about this advice? Both in the formulation and any
correspondence/communications about it after it was sent to the Minister's
office 1 Feb 2019 to today.

In addition, can I please have all correspondence and communications
between Treasury and the Ministry of Transport about this advice? Both in
the formulation and any correspondence/communications about it after it
was sent to the Minister's office from 1 Feb 2019 to today.

And finally the same as above but between Treasury and any private sector
infrastructure consultants.

Correspondence and communications includes but is not limited to letters,
emails, text messages, messages through messaging apps (e.g. Whatsapp).”

 

This email is to notify you that Treasury has accepted your OIA request
prior to delivering the requested documents, under section 15(1)(b) of the
Official Information Act.

 

Some relevant information will be withheld under the following grounds:

 

·                personal contact details of officials, under section
9(2)(a) – to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of
deceased natural persons; and

·                direct dial phone numbers of officials, under section
9(2)(k) – to prevent the disclosure of information for improper gain or
improper advantage.

 

I anticipate the production and QA of documents will be complete by next
week, at which point Treasury will send the information to you. I
apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Regards,

 

 

 

 

| Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ôhanga – The Treasury

Visit us online at [1]https://treasury.govt.nz/ and follow us on
[2]Twitter, [3]LinkedIn and [4]Instagram

Please note I do not work Wednesdays

 

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora

 

Please find attached a response to your OIA request.

 

Regards

 

 

 

Emma Davey | Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ôhanga – The Treasury

Tel: +64 4 917 6897 |  Email/IM: [email address]

Visit us online at [1]https://treasury.govt.nz/ and follow us on
[2]Twitter, [3]LinkedIn and [4]Instagram

Please note I do not work Wednesdays

 

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