Author:PricewaterhouseCoopers, Independent Māori Statutory Board IMSB
Source:PricewaterhouseCoopers, PWC | Independent Māori Statutory Board, IMSB
Purpose of this assessment
The Independent Māori Statutory Board (the Board) continue to see an opportunity for the Council and Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) to improve their systems and processes for identifying, managing and reporting transformational projects in a more effective and collaborative way, that delivers optimum value for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.
This re-assessment of the Council’s expenditure on projects to deliver Māori outcomes and processes to ensure performance supports the Board advocacy role to better deliver the outcomes specified in the Schedule of Issues of Significance/Māori Plan, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and statutory obligations to Māori.
This re-assessment is undertaken with the support of Auckland Council and is the second assessment of its kind. KPMG performed the first assessment in 2014 (Independent Assessment of Expenditure Incurred by Auckland Council to Achieve Māori Outcomes, reported in May 2014 by KPMG). We note that while the Council responded formally to KPMG’s findings and recommendations in 2014, no further follow up or tracking was performed of the progress made to address the recommendations.
Following limitations observed in the Council’s approach to allocating resources for Māori outcomes in the first assessment, the Board is seeking to understand the improvement in the delivery of targeted transformational projects to ensure they achieve the outcomes they intended to deliver and represent value for the resources spent.