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Cabinet Paper DEV-19-SUB-0008: DEV Update of Progress on CPC Initiatives
- This paper provides an update on progress across the Government's priorities, as outlined by the Cabinet Priorities Committee (CPC), for which the Cabinet Economic Development Committee (DEV) is responsible.
- On 27 November, CPC discussed progress towards achieving the Government’s priorities. To inform DEV’s contribution, officials collated a summary report from relevant portfolios on progress across the 53 initiatives that DEV has been assigned responsibility.
- The self-reported progress on each initiative is outlined in the annex. Nine initiatives were self-identified as being rated amber, the remaining were rated green. Four initiatives have been completed or are now in ongoing delivery.
- I propose that we discuss the initiatives that were self-identified as amber (listed in paragraph 5 below), and the additional initiatives outlined in paragraph 6, with a view to identifying where we can collectively take action to support the progress of these initiatives so they remain on track to be delivered.
- The nine initiatives identified as rated amber were:
- Legislative reform to promote a productive economy: Tax Working Group: Interim report
- Grow Exports: Pursue trade agreements (e.g. EU free trade deal and RCEP)
- Building a skilled workforce: Review of temporary work visa (Essential Skills) settings and post-study work rights for international students
- Green Transport Card: Policy Development
- He Kai Ke Aku Ringa
- Whanau Development through Whenua
- Fisheries Management Review
- Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy
- Implement Kiwibuild
- In addition, I consider that a number of initiatives also merit discussion due to risks or issues identified in their self-reported progress update or raised with me in other forums. Many of these relate to the “amber” issues above. In order to have an efficient and practical discussion, I propose grouping the issues as follows:
- Legislative reform to promote a productive economy: Overseas Investment Act, Phase 2; Tax Working Group report.
- Grow exports: Implement Trade for All Agenda; Free Trade Agreements; International Cooperation (China).
- Urban Growth Agenda and urban transport: Kiwibuild; the Auckland Rapid Mass Transit Network; Green Transport Card.
- Three Waters infrastructure: reform with local government.
- Canterbury regeneration: progress with the Christchurch Convention Centre, Metro Sports and Stadium projects.
- Regional economic development: Provincial Growth Fund; One Billion Tress programme; Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy.
- Rail policy: KiwiRail review.
- Public sector pay: pay equity legislation and settlements.
- Support innovation: CTO appointment and digital strategy.
- Māori development: Whanau Development through Whenua; He Kai Ke Aku Ringa
- Fisheries Management Review
- Building a skilled workforce: Review of temporary work visa (Essential Skills) settings and post-study work rights for international students.