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Our social and environmental responsibilities are guided by legislation and external and internal strategy and policy documents. 

Our guiding environmental and social legislation and policies

Our guiding environmental and social legislation and policies

Guiding legislation

Land Transport Management Act 2003(external link) (LTMA)

The LTMA provides the legal framework for managing and funding land transport activities. The purpose of the LTMA is to contribute to an effective, efficient, and safe land transport system in the public interest. Section 96 (1)(a) requires that the Transport Agency exhibits a sense of social and environmental responsibility. 

Resource Management Act 1991(external link)

The RMA promotes sustainable development by managing the use, development and protection of natural and physical resources in a way, or at a rate, that enables people and communities to provide for their social, economic and cultural wellbeing and for their health and safety. The Transport Agency has a duty to avoid, remedy or mitigate adverse environmental effects from its activities.

The Transport Agency is also subject to a number of other statutes which influence how we meet our social and environmental responsibilities including but not exclusive to:

To ensure our environmental statutory requirements are managed in a robust, user-friendly and transparent manner, we use a legal compliance system.

Find out more about our consent compliance management system(external link)

Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy

Section 96(1)(a) of the Land Transport Management Act requires that the NZ Transport Agency exhibit a sense of social and environmental responsibility. Our Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy explains how we will exhibit a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

Read our policy. [PDF, 32 KB]