Here we’ll keep you updated on timeframes, investment signals and key milestones to help you develop your funding proposals seeking inclusion in the 2024-27 NLTP.

Indicative timeline

This indicative timeline outlines the key dates, milestones and deadlines for the development of the 2024-27 NLTP.

Frequently asked questions - indicative timeline for developing NLTP 2024-27 [PDF, 309 KB]

This timeline remains indicative as there may be times when NLTP’s development is delayed, for example, due to late release of the Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS), and we may adjust the timeframes for RLTPs as a result.

Indicative dates for the 2024-27 NLTP development

August 2023

Transport Investment Online (TIO) is updated and ready for use

Waka Kotahi and approved organisations submit initial bids for continuous programmes

31 August 2023

Waka Kotahi and approved organisations submit initial bids for continuous programmes into TIO

September 2023

Release of draft Government Policy Statement for public consultation

September 2023

Waka Kotahi delivers State Highway Investment Proposal

29 September 2023

Waka Kotahi and approved organisations submit initial bids for improvement activities (including LCLR) into TIO

23 October  3 November 2023

Feedback from Waka Kotahi Investment Advisors to inform approved organisations’ final bids for continuous programmes

1–5 December 2023

Feedback from Waka Kotahi Investment Advisors on approved organisations’ initial bids for improvement activities (including LCLR)

8 December 2023

Waka Kotahi and approved organisations submit final continuous programmes

March 2024 Draft GPS issued

2 April 2024

Draft IPM issued

5 April 2024

Waka Kotahi and approved organisations modify their bids for continuous programmes in TIO following draft GPS and IPM

23 April 2024

Waka Kotahi and approved organisations submit final improvement activities

27 May 2024

Waka Kotahi release indicative allocations for continuous programmes: maintenance, operations and renewals for local roads and state highways; public transport services and infrastructure (maintenance and operations); and road safety promotion.

Mid-2024 Final GPS and final IPM published

1 August 2024

RLTPs approved by regional councils and submitted to Waka Kotahi

31 August 2024

NLTP is adopted

Early September 2024

NLTP and RLTPs are published

Lessons learned

We recently completed a lessons learned exercise looking at how we can improve our processes and make things easier for the development of the next NLTP.

Report on lessons learned for the 2021-24 NLTP [PDF, 1.5 MB]