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From: Anon12345

Dear Grant Robertson,

I would like to know how much was spent by the government on the 'Shovel Ready' initiative.

If possible, please provide the following information:

1) Fees paid to ALL advisors (obviously, split this by advisor) - it is my understanding that CIP utilised a consortium of engineering, finance and other advisors for this project. If fees have not been paid or finalised, please provide estimates of these amounts.

2) The role each advisor had for Shovel Ready;

3) Fees by nature of work - please summarise the total fees above into type of work (i.e.money spent to develop the PIF form, costs to collate the PAPER form, costs to review forms, costs to debate project significance) etc; and

4) How did the final cost compare to the budget cost for the Shovel Ready Initiative and reasons for over/under spend.

Yours faithfully,
Anon.

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From: Hon Grant Robertson

Kia Ora,

Due to the efforts we are all making across Government and Parliament to
manage and respond to COVID-19, processing your correspondence may take
longer than normal. We appreciate your patience at this time.

Thank you for contacting Hon Grant Robertson, the Minister of Finance,
Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Minister for Sport and
Recreation, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and MP for
Wellington Central. The Minister considers all correspondence important
and appreciates you taking the time to write. Please note that as Minister
Robertson receives a large amount of correspondence it is not always
possible to personally reply to all emails.

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be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
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From: Hon Grant Robertson

Kia Ora,

On behalf of the Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, I acknowledge receipt of your email of 14 July 2020 requesting:

"I would like to know how much was spent by the government on the 'Shovel Ready' initiative.

If possible, please provide the following information:

1) Fees paid to ALL advisors (obviously, split this by advisor) - it is my understanding that CIP utilised a consortium of engineering, finance and other advisors for this project. If fees have not been paid or finalised, please provide estimates of these amounts.

2) The role each advisor had for Shovel Ready;

3) Fees by nature of work - please summarise the total fees above into type of work (i.e.money spent to develop the PIF form, costs to collate the PAPER form, costs to review forms, costs to debate project significance) etc; and

4) How did the final cost compare to the budget cost for the Shovel Ready Initiative and reasons for over/under spend. ".

Your request was received in this office on Friday 10 July 2020 and will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act.

Yours sincerely

Francesca | Private Secretary
Office of Hon Grant Robertson
Minister of Finance | Minister for Sport and Recreation |Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage | MP for Wellington Central

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Katy Greco-Ainslie | Private Secretary | Office of Hon Grant Robertson

Member of Parliament for Wellington Central

Minister of Finance | Minister for Sport and Recreation | Minister
Responsible for the Earthquake Commission |Associate Minister for Arts,
Culture and Heritage

Private Bag 18 888 |Parliament Buildings |Wellington 6011 
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The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and
intended for the addressee only.  If you are not the intended recipient,
you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or
make use of its contents.  If received in error you are asked to destroy
this email and contact the sender immediately.  Your assistance is
appreciated.

 

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[2]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

 

 

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Letter from Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, attached.

 

Katy Greco-Ainslie | Private Secretary | Office of Hon Grant Robertson

Member of Parliament for Wellington Central

Minister of Finance | Minister for Sport and Recreation | Minister
Responsible for the Earthquake Commission |Associate Minister for Arts,
Culture and Heritage

Private Bag 18 888 |Parliament Buildings |Wellington 6011 
 [1]www.beehive.govt.nz

 

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and
intended for the addressee only.  If you are not the intended recipient,
you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or
make use of its contents.  If received in error you are asked to destroy
this email and contact the sender immediately.  Your assistance is
appreciated.

 

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[2]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

 

 

 

 

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