Assessment of performance

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) rates the Commission’s performance for the measure Percentage of New Zealand Walking Access Commission deliverables identified in the annual letter of expectation is achieved at 100 per cent for the year ended 30 June 2019.

This rating is based on the achievement of the expectations as set out in the Minister’s annual letter of expectation for 2018-2019:

  • Complete the review of the Commission’s National Strategy and begin executing its new strategic direction;
  • Continue the Commission’s emphasis on proactive collaboration and development of formal partnerships with other relevant agencies and groups;
  • Continue to make demonstrable progress towards creating new access opportunities while considering the associated environmental costs.

And the achievement of the expectations as set out in the Minister’s letter of expectation for 2018-2022:

  • Focus on implementing and executing the Commission’s new National Strategy well;
  • Continue to make demonstrable progress towards creating new access opportunities, including opportunities that unlock the potential of Māori heritage and history, while also considering the associated environmental costs; and
  • Prepare for, and participate in, the review of the Walking Access Act 2008 which began in September 2018.

The Commission has provided MPI with quarterly performance reports for the year ending 30 June 2019 which have successfully shown work undertaken to contribute to the achievement of the Minister’s expectations (as above).