Data, statistics, and public information

We are committed to proactively releasing information about the Provincial Growth Fund, and funding decisions. As careful stewards of public money, we recognise the importance of keeping you informed and engaged about the work we do.

Confidentiality and commercial sensitivity

Some information we hold can't be released, because we need to protect confidential and commercial information.

Information we can't release includes:

  • Proposals that have been declined on the grounds of commercial sensitivity. Advising that that they had been declined may compromise the ability of the project to attract funding from other sources in the future.
  • Proposals that have been agreed, but not yet announced. This is because contract negotiations are underway. Releasing material before we announce the project risks compromising contract negotiations.
  • Proposals that have been announced, but not yet contracted on the grounds that contract negotiations are still underway.  Releasing this material before announcement risks compromising contract negotiations.
  • All information related to loan details to ensure that the PDU’s ability to negotiate is not prejudiced.  
  • All projects still under active consideration.

Background information

Cabinet papers

Ministerial advice

Regional Growth Programme evaluation

The following evaluation was developed for the Regional Growth Programme in 2017.

Contract templates

Development Phase Grant Funding Agreement [PDF 813KB]

The template terms and conditions of the Development Phase Grant Funding Agreement (to be used for PGF Express projects and Development Phase Projects over $100,000) will apply to the provision of grant funding agreed between MBIE and the Recipient.

Release of review

On 20 April 2018 the Provincial Development Unit released the review into its due diligence processes in relation to the approval of a Provincial Growth Fund grant for a Waste to Energy project.

Governance and decision-making

Regional economic ministers, senior regional officials, and the Independent Advisory Panel meet regularly to discuss and decide on proposals. We are in the process of releasing papers from these meetings.

Governance and decision-making

Position papers

We have developed investment principles for areas of priority investment to help applicants and decision-makers when preparing or assessing applications. 

These are described in a series of position papers which set out the objective of PGF investment, principles and investment priorities. They define our approach to investments required to address social and infrastructure deficits, and to support sector investments that align with regional priorities.

We will publish each of these papers as they are developed and agreed to. 

Released position papers

Official Information Act requests

See the MBIE website for our published responses to requests made under the Official Information Act. 

Published Official Information Act requests - Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Written parliamentary questions

Written questions in parliament are one of the most important methods for making sure the Government is doing its job.

You can read questions about the Provincial Development Unit, and their answers, on the Parliament website.

Written questions to the Minister for Regional Development and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary

Projects and their status

We've prepared this list of projects, their status, and other facts that are often asked for in Parliament.

Expected job creation

The information is split into the following categories:

  • Projects approved and announced
  • Feasibility studies, approved and announced. Note the Provincial Development Unit has assumed that each feasibility study will immediately create one job at a minimum.
  • The total of expected job numbers for projects and feasibility studies approved but not announced.

After contracts are negotiated and projects commence, the Provincial Development Unit requests information from applicants including immediate jobs created and sustained employment. This information will be reported on a quarterly basis as part of our approach to proactively releasing information and will include the number of direct and indirect jobs created.

Regional economic development weekly reports

Find our weekly reports to ministers on MBIE's reports page:

Weekly Reports to Ministers