How to make a nomination to the Waste Advisory Board

How to make a nomination to the Waste Advisory Board and how board members are selected and appointed. 

Appointing the board

The Waste Advisory Board provides independent advice to the Minister for the Environment on matters relating to the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, and waste minimisation more generally.

The Minister is required to have at least four and no more than eight members appointed to the Waste Advisory Board. The board currently has eight members with the terms of three members expiring in August 2019.

(A board member continues in office despite the expiry of their term of appointment until a successor is appointed, or the Minister gives written notice to the member that they are not to be reappointed.)

The Minister may therefore appoint up to three members following this nomination process. 

In appointing board members, the Minister must consider the need for the board to have available from its members collective knowledge, skills and experience relating to: 

  • the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 
  • local government 
  • business/industry (including the commercial waste industry) 
  • community waste minimisation projects 
  • tikanga Māori.

How to make a nomination

Nominations should be made using the Waste Advisory Board nomination form. 

Download the nomination form:

Please note you must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) for the person you are nominating. CVs should include all information outlined in the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee CV template (CAB 50). 

Download the template from the Cabinet office forms web page [Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website]

Please email your completed nomination form to 

How board members are selected

All nominations, together with a suggested short-list and recommendations from the Ministry are provided to the Minister for the Environment for consideration. After consulting the Minister of Māori Development, the Minister will take their own recommendations to the Appointments and Honours Committee of Cabinet. Cabinet makes the final appointment(s) decision. 

Appointments to the board are notified in the New Zealand Gazette and on this website. All nominees and those who nominated them are informed of the outcome in writing.

Expected time commitment for board members

The Waste Advisory Board meets for a full day (usually in Wellington) around four times per year. Additionally, members need time to prepare for these meetings and prepare advice for the Minister.

Members’ remuneration

Members’ remuneration is determined by the Cabinets Fees Framework for members appointed to bodies in which the Crown has an interest. Waste Advisory Board members are currently paid $510 per day before tax. Actual and reasonable expenses incurred (such as travel) are also reimbursed. 

Contact us

For further information contact Stuart McKay in the Resource Efficiency and Innovation Team at the Ministry: