Statement of Performance Expectations 2020/21 released

29 June 2020

We’ve published our latest Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE), setting out what we intend to do to advance our strategic goals of protecting people and the environment, delivering the right decisions, and strengthening trust in the EPA.

The SPE details our appropriations (funding set aside for specific purposes), what we aim to achieve within each of these and how performance will be measured, and related targets.

It also provides a forecast of expenditure and funding sources – estimating how much we’ll spend in the coming year. In response to COVID-19, we have reduced the scope of some of our projects for 2020/21 and will continue to be prudent in our approach to spending. In the short to medium term, we are limiting projects to ones that are essential to the delivery of our statutory responsibilities and major strategic intentions.

This SPE complements our Statement of Intent 2019–2023 (SOI), which sets out our strategic intentions, identifying what the EPA aims to achieve for New Zealand. It signals a change of focus: while processing applications and related work remains important, we are placing more emphasis on compliance, monitoring and enforcement; and in strengthening our engagement with communities and stakeholders.

Read the EPA Statement of Performance Expectations 2020/21 (pdf, 1.8 MB)

Read the EPA Statement of Intent 2019-2023 (pdf, 1.4 MB)