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Public Finance Act: Strategic Intentions Guidance

Publication Details

  • Public Finance Act: Strategic Intentions Guidance
  • Published: 17 Dec 2015
  • Status: Current
  • Author: The Treasury

Public Finance Act: Strategic Intentions Guidance

Published 17 Dec 2015
Page udpated 2 Feb 2016

The guidance sets out the purpose, content and process requirements for departmental information on strategic intentions. A department's information on its strategic intentions is often captured in a document called a Statement of Intent (SOI).

It includes a content checklist of the minimum legislative and Cabinet requirements for departmental strategic intentions prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. Each department may need to supplement, modify, or amend the checklist to meet its circumstances.

If you have questions, in the first instance, talk to your Treasury sector team. General enquiries about this guidance can be emailed to:

This document is available in Adobe PDF format only. An HTML version will be made available in due course. Using PDF Files

Table of Contents

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What’s New?

Intended Audience for this Guidance

About this Guidance

Persistent URLs

Questions and Feedback

Further Information

Strategic Intentions and Statement of Intents

Purpose of Publishing and Presenting Strategic Intentions

Providing Your Strategic Intentions

Newly established departments

Strategic Intentions Content

Other Matters

Establishing a Basis for the Department’s Annual Report

Other Legislation

Equal Employment Opportunities


Chief Executive and Minister’s Statement

Publishing and Presenting Your Strategic Intentions

Publishing Your Strategic Intentions

Presenting the Strategic Intentions to the House

Intelligence and Security Agencies Only

Clear Identification of Strategic Intentions

Annex 1: Minimum Content Requirements Checklist

Annex 2: Relationship Between Four Year Plans and Strategic Intentions

pfa-si.pdf (358 KB) pp. 1-20

Minimum Content Requirements Checklist

pfa-si-checklist.doc (81 KB) pp. 1-2
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