There have been lots of changes across the branch over the last year as we grow our regulatory capability. We’ve developed a Regulatory Operating Model, which sets our vision:
A mineral and petroleum industry that responsibly delivers value to New Zealand.
This vision is underpinned by our core principles that we are:
transparent and consistent
fair, reasonable and proportionate
collaborative and responsive.
Our operating model involves the use of the VADE model to facilitate compliance. The VADE model is commonly used by regulatory agencies.
We’re working to roll out this operating model and have a number of work programmes on the go to develop tools and information that will help to simplify the framework for permit holders, particularly minerals permit holders. This means that you will more clearly understand what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you in return.
We’ll let you know more information about these changes in future issues of this update.