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 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.
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.
Heavy Vehicle Entry Certification proposal
The NZ Transport Agency is currently seeking feedback on the proposed recommendations for improvement within the Heavy Vehicle Entry Certification system.
Feedback is being sought to ensure the proposed recommendations are representative of the concerns of both industry and the Transport Agency, and form a basis of the future work programme.
The closing date for feedback is 9am Monday, 20 August 2018.
Traffic control devices manual part 5
The NZ Transport Agency is consulting on the Traffic control devices manual part 5 – traffic control devices for general use – between intersections. The consultation closes at 5pm on Friday, 14 September 2018, after which a final document will be prepared and released.
Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018
The NZ Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on proposed changes to Land Transport Rules, set out in Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018.
Consultation on the proposed changes is being carried out to ensure that legislation is sound and robust and that the Rule development process takes account of the views of, and the impact on, people affected by proposed Rule changes.
The issues that are raised during consultation will be analysed and taken into account in preparing final draft amendment Rules for the Minister of Transport's consideration.
The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 24 August 2018.
SH60 speed limit consultation
The NZ Transport Agency and Tasman District Council are seeking public input into proposals to lower speed limits along a section of State Highway 60 (SH60), from Three Brothers Roundabout to Maisey Road, and some adjoining local roads. Consultation closes 4.00pm, Saturday 28 August 2018.
Important information about making a submissionYour 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)