As the new Minister for the Environment, I am pleased with the progress that has been made in these portfolios over the past three years. This provides a good base on which to deliver my priorities for the next three years.
New Zealand depends on the effective management of our natural resources for our economic well-being and international reputation. It is crucial that balanced and sensible management of our resources protects the environment while promoting stronger economic growth.
My priorities for 2012–2015 are set out below.
I am satisfied the information on future operating intentions provided by my department in this Statement of Intent and the Information Supporting the Estimates is in accordance with sections 38, 40 and 41 of the Public Finance Act 1989 and is consistent with the policies and performance expectations of the Government.
Hon Amy Adams
Minister for the Environment
Responsible Minister for Ministry for the Environment
23 April 2012
Last updated: 24 May 2012