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Special Units

 Government Proposals for ConsultationThe department often houses or coordinates special units, task forces or reviews that provide advice on a particular issue or issues over a period of time.

Units the department has housed or is housing include:

  • Flag Secretariat (2015 - Present)
  • The Policy Project (2014 - Present)
  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Policy Team (2011)
  • Rugby World Cup (2011)
  • Youth Mental Health Project (2011)
  • Future State of the State Sector (2010-11)
  • NZ Security System Review (2010-11)
  • Government House Conservation Project (2010-11)
  • Prime Minister's Employment Summit Coordination (2009)
  • Infrastructure Resilience Review (Prof Tom O'Rourke) (2007)
  • Broadband and Satellite Project (2007)
  • Urban Development Authorities Team (2006-07)
  • House Prices Unit (2006)
  • Education Sector Review (2005)
  • The Foreshore and Seabed Group (2004-05)
  • The Climate Change Programme (2002-03)
  • The Task Force on Positive Aging (1996-97)
  • The Employment Task Force (1993-94)
  • The Crime Prevention Unit (1993-2000)
  • Review of Electricity Shortage (1992)
  • Inquiry into Nuclear Propulsion (1991-92)
  • Health Reforms Project (1991-93)
  • Change Team on Targeting Social Assistance (1991)