We’re committed to a collaborative approach to transport planning, funding and development. It’s an approach that delivers integrated transport solutions that best meet the needs of New Zealanders. To achieve these results, we seek open and honest consultation across a range of activities with all our stakeholders, including road users, business, local government, communities and iwi.
We undertake consultation for programmes, policies and projects according to specific scope, process and consultation principles set out by the Land Transport Management Act 2003.
We also engage with our partners, stakeholders and communities on our infrastructure projects around the country in accordance with the Waka Kotahi business case approach and other applicable acts such as the Resource Management Act 1991.
We undertake consultation on behalf of the Minister of Transport for the making of land transport rules. The Minister of Transport has a statutory responsibility under the Land Transport Act 1998 to notify the intention to make the rule and to consult with interested groups on the proposed rule.
We go beyond the minimum statutory requirements by maintaining a database of interested groups and individuals and undertaking extensive consultation on each rule. Submissions received on draft rules are summarised and analysed and the rule redrafted to take into account the submissions received. If necessary, we undertake further consultation with key groups before submitting a proposed rule to the government. When engaging and consulting on speed limit changes we follow the Setting of Speed Limits Rule.
Learner and restricted driver licence consultation
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is consulting on removing the five-year time limit for learner and restricted driver licences, making them valid for 10 years. We also propose to remove the 90-day time restriction on renewal, and the requirement for the licence holder to re-sit and pass a theory test to renew their licence. Feedback closes at 5pm, Friday 8 October 2021.
Important information about making a submission
Your submission will become publicly available information, so please indicate clearly if your comments are commercially sensitive or if there is some other reason they should not be disclosed. Any request for non-disclosure will be considered in terms of the Official Information Act 1982.