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Engagement on the development of a SuperGold Bulk Funding Allocation Methodology

Submissions for this consultation is now closed. 

On 8 June 2015, Government agreed that from 1 July 2016 the funding model for the SuperGold scheme will change from a demand driven fare reimbursement model to a capped bulk funding model.

The Transport Agency has been tasked with developing, in collaboration with regional councils, a principles-based approach to the annual allocation of bulk funding to regional councils in time for the 2016/17 financial year. 

The Ministry of Transport will carry out a review of the effectiveness of the bulk funding model in 2018/19.

The Transport Agency is seeking feedback from regional councils and other affected stakeholders on the preferred option which is discussed in the engagement document. The engagement document also summarises the other options that were explored in the development of the preferred option.

Download the engagement document [PDF, 219 KB]

The engagement period closes on 29 February 2016.

Please send feedback to

The Transport Agency will confirm the approved methodology and the impact on funding with stakeholders in April 2016.

The key audience for this engagement document are likely to be:

  • Regional Councils
  • Bus and Coach Association
  • NZ Bus
  • Other affected stakeholders