21 April 2015
[FYI request #2627 email]
Dear Luke Howison
On behalf of Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary to the Treasury, I acknowledge receipt of
your letter requesting:
“ * How many government departments or agencies have contacted the National
Infrastructure Unit (NIU) to discuss potential Public-Private-Partnerships (as
required by a 2010 policy for all projects involving the procurement of assets
worth more than $25 million)?
* The infrastructure.govt.nz website describes the NIU's role as including, "act as
a secretariat for" the National Infrastructure Advisory Board. It also states that the
NIAB provides the NIU with "advice and perspectives on infrastructure project
appraisal". What access to NIAB board members have to the ordinary day-to-day
communications of the National Infrastructure Unit?
* More specifically, do members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board
(NIAB) have access to information (including verbal discussions) regarding
potential Public-Private-Partnerships as discussed with other government
* What remuneration do NIAB board members receive (either per year or per
* What is the procedure for declaring conflicts of interests relating to NIAB board
* What is the procedure for dealing with declared conflicts of interests relating to
NIAB board members?
* Have any declarations of conflicts of interest have been recorded for NIAB
board members,; if so, what were those conflicts of interest?
* Have any NIAB board members recused themselves from decisions or votes
during board meetings for reasons of conflicts of interest?”
Your request was received by the Treasury on 20 April 2015 and will be dealt with in
accordance with the provisions of the Official Information Act.
Yours sincerely S Charles
Sherida Charles Ministerial Coordinator