The Spatial Planning Board governs the implementation of the Spatial Planning Act 2023 and has ongoing stewardship, oversight, and monitoring responsibility for the Act.
The Spatial Planning Board was preceded by the Strategic Planning Reform Board which was established in April 2021 to lead the development of new strategic planning legislation as part of the Government’s resource management reforms. In December 2022 Cabinet agreed to rename the Strategic Planning Reform Board the Spatial Planning Board and agreed to a new purpose for the board. These changes were given effect by Order in Council on 1 July 2023. The Spatial Planning Act was passed in August 2023.
Information about the board
|Establishing Order in Council||Public Service (Strategic Planning Reform Board) Order 2021, 29 April 2021 updated by Public Service (Spatial Planning Board) Order 2023, 1 July 2023|
|Board members||Secretary for the Environment (Chair)
Secretary for Transport
Secretary for Internal Affairs
Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
Director-General of Conservation
|Servicing department||Ministry for the Environment|
|Reporting - strategic intentions||
Information on the Spatial Planning Board’s strategic intentions is provided by its relevant departments. Refer Waiver granted 28 June 2023 for a two-year period – 2023/24 and 2024/25. The Board intends to develop and publish its strategic intentions from 2024/25.
Information on the Strategic Planning Reform Board’s strategic intentions is provided by its relevant departments, particularly the Ministry for the Environment. Refer published Waiver granted 22 June 2021, for a three-year period.
|Reporting - financial statements||
The Ministry for the Environment will disclose the Spatial Planning Board’s assets, liabilities, expenditure, and revenue in its annual report. Refer published Waiver, granted 28 June 2023, for a three-year period, 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26.
The Ministry for the Environment will disclose the Strategic Planning Reform Board’s assets, liabilities, expenditure, and revenue in its annual report. Refer published Waiver, granted 22 June 2021.
Spatial Planning Board (1 July 2023 onwards)
Strategic Planning Reform (establishment to 30 June 2023)
|Appropriation Minister||Minister for the Environment|
|Type of appropriation||Departmental output expense|
|End of year performance reporting for the appropriation||Will be reported by the Ministry for the Environment in its annual report|