Updated draft Investment Prioritisation Method 2024-27


The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Investment Prioritisation Method (IPM) is used to support Waka Kotahi to give effect to the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport through the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).

The draft IPM for 2024-27 has been updated in response to the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024 (released March 2024) and will be used to prioritise activities in the 2024-27 NLTP.

Feedback on the updated draft IPM is being sought from Approved Organisations, Waka Kotahi, and KiwiRail whose activities will be prioritised in the 2024-27 NLTP.

Consultation on the updated draft Investment Prioritisation Method 2024-27

Consultation on the updated draft IPM is open from 2 April 2024 and will close on 13 May 2024.

You can see more details about the draft IPM in our consultation document.

You can also see how the draft IPM would be applied to a selection of activities and programmes of activities.

March 2024 IPM testing – worked examples [PDF, 194 KB]

We also ran a webinar about the IPM. You can view the video below.

We’re asking for your feedback by email to IPMQuestions@nzta.govt.nz

Your response and privacy 

The information you send us in this written submission will be used by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to help inform our consultation on the draft IPM 2024-27. Waka Kotahi may publish in part or in full the information you submit, for example in a consultation report, but we will not include any information that could be used to identify an individual person. If you have indicated you are an authorised representative of an organisation, we may publish your organisation’s name. Please clearly indicate if your comments contain commercially sensitive information or, if for some other reason, they should not be disclosed.  

If you would like to request official information from us, please don’t include that in your submission. Instead, please send a separate request using the email address IPMQuestions@nzta.govt.nz.  

You can find out more about how we hold and protect your information, and our obligations under the Official Information Act on our consultations page.


Next steps

We expect to issue a final IPM after the Government publishes the final GPS.

This does mean some programmes and activities will be submitted and have an assessment or priority based on the draft IPM.

We will ensure that submissions are checked against the final IPM to inform our advice to the NZTA Board for adoption of the NLTP by 1 September 2024.

If you have any questions about the consultation process, email IPMQuestions@nzta.govt.nz

Previous draft IPM consultation documents

The consultation on the previous draft IPM closed on 17 November 2023. Read a high-level summary of the feedback and key themes from the draft IPM consultation:

You can see more details about the 2023 draft IPM consultation here:

The October 2023 webinar provided an overview of how the draft Investment Prioritisation Method (IPM) 2024-27 was developed and the key changes proposed.