Implementation - after a settlement is complete
When a Treaty settlement is complete, the claimant group will receive the assets that were agreed on during negotiations.
Managing the settlement assets
The PSGE will manage the settlement assets on the claimant group’s behalf. They'll:
- receive the cash and property agreed as part of the commercial redress
- establish committees to look after environmental features, like rivers and lakes
- work with the government departments who have commitments to the claimant group
- apply for resource consents when needed.
OTS won’t be the main point of contact for your claimant group once settlement is complete. The Post-Settlement Commitments Unit (PSCU) in the Ministry of Justice will take over that role. They’ll work to make sure that both the Crown and the Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) are able to meet the commitments made as part of the settlement.
The PSGE, government agencies and the PCSU.
The PSGE will:
- make decisions about how to use the cash and property for the benefit of the claimant community
- work with government agencies who have commitments to the claimant group.
- work with the PSGE to ensure the Crown commitments to the claimant group are met
- manage the transfer of property and any place name changes.
- keeps a list of the commitments made in the settlement
- works alongside agencies and the PSGE to ensure commitments are met.
The PSGE will keep you up to date with pānui. You can also check to see if your claimant group has a website or a Facebook page where you can get updates.