The Ministry for the Environment is collaborating closely on key issues with other government departments through the Natural Resources Sector.
The Natural Resources Sector approach aims to enhance collaboration between government agencies. Its main purpose is to ensure a strategic, integrated and aligned approach is taken to natural resources development and management across government agencies.
The network is chaired by the Ministry for the Environment’s Chief Executive.
The core agencies (the Department of Conservation, Land Information New Zealand, the Ministry of Primary Industries, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry for the Environment, Te Puni Kōkiri, and the Ministry of Science and Innovation) actively participate in, and adopt a collaborative approach to, work on natural resource policy. The Sector is supported by the three central agencies: the Treasury, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the State Services Commission.
The Sector provides high-quality advice to government. It also provides effective implementation and execution of major government policies through coordination and integration across agencies, management of relationships, and alignment of the policies and practices of individual agencies.
The work and priorities of the Sector are identified from the evidence base and analysis of trends relating to the supply of, demand for and quality of natural resources. Current priority work areas include resource management, water and Māori issues.
Last updated: 24 April 2012