All NZTA employees and contractors with delegations need to consider the significance of every decision before the decision is made. The significance policy helps you assess if you need to elevate the decision to ensure it’s made at the appropriate level.
Sub-delegates should consider what the impact of a decision made under that function or power will be on:
- The capacity of the NZ Transport Agency to perform its roles and the costs associated with this.
- The ability of the NZ Transport Agency to reach its goals and objectives.
- Any persons likely to be particularly affected by the decision and the way in which they are going to be affected.
The Significance policy and guidance(external link) page sets out NZ Transport Agency policy in relation to a “significance” threshold with respect to the delegation of functions and powers. Note that this page is currently internal to the Transport Agency, but may be moved in future. This policy is effective from 6 May 2016 and is due for review in 1 June 2018.