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.
The activities we consult on
Projects, policies and programmes
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.
Read the Land Transport Management Act 2003(external link)
Land transport rules
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.
Read the Land Transport Act 1998(external link)
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.
Policy – planning and management of land transport activities
We consult and communicate with relevant organisations and individuals whenever we substantively develop, enhance or review policy around the planning and management of land transport activities. These are activities that can be funded from the national land transport fund.
Appendix 3 of the Planning, programming and funding manual details this consultation and communication process.
What we’re currently consulting on
- SH1 speed limit consultation
The NZ Transport Agency is seeking public input into proposals to set permanent new speed limits along sections of State Highway 1 both north and south of Kaikōura.
The sections of State Highway 1 now being consulted on are:
- north of Kaikōura, the coastal section of the road between Waipapa Bay to near Kiwa Road, Hapuku
- south of Kaikōura, Peketa to south of Claverley Road, Conway Flats. This includes:
- a proposal for the 80km/h section to extend slightly to Kaikōura Airport (Peketa) to the north and into the Hundalee Hills to the south
- a section of SH1 in the Hunderlee Hills reducing to 60km/h
- a section of the Hundalee Hills to the south of Claverley Road, Conway Flat to 80km/h.
Consultation closes on Friday 2 November 2018.
- Woodend Corridor safety improvements consultation
The NZ Transport Agency is inviting people to have their say on improvements that could be made to the SH1 Woodend corridor to make it safer and more accessible. The Transport Agency is checking some initial feedback provided by the community in 2016. This consultation will assist in developing options to improve safety and accessibility on SH1 – from Woodend Beach Road to 100m north of the Pegasus roundabout – and side roads.
Consultation closes on Friday 9 November 2018.
- Rail safety regulator funding review
The NZ Transport Agency, as rail safety regulator, is responsible for the implementation of the Railways Act 2005. The regulatory function is funded by third-party fees and levies set in the Railways Regulations 2008. The fees and levies set in 2008 were set below the revenue required for the regulator to break even and have remained at this rate. We are seeking input into how we can resolve the funding constraint.
This consultation proposes an option to meet the costs by amending the current fee and introducing a new variable safety levy for rail safety regulatory activity.
Consultation closes on Wednesday 21 November 2018.
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. Read the Official Information Act 1982(external link)