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Draft Transport Agency Investment Proposal 2018–27

Last updated 27 April 2018

The draft Transport Agency Investment Proposal (TAIP) is the proposed programme of activities to be funded over the next 10 years from the National Land Transport Fund.

The Transport Agency has prepared the draft TAIP for consideration by Regional Transport Committees as part of their integrated Regional Land Transport Plans (RLTPs) to meet national and regional objectives.

Once adopted in RLTPs alongside any locally-led activities put forward by Regional Transport Committees, the activities within the TAIP will be submitted to the Transport Agency Board, which will confirm a final programme of activities known as the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), by 31 August 2018.

The draft TAIP is one element by which the Transport Agency gives effect to the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) and its strategic priorities of:

  • a safe system, free from death and serious injury
  • improved access to economic and social opportunities, improved resilience, and transport choices for urban and regional New Zealand
  • better environmental outcomes through reducing adverse effects of transport on the climate, the local environment and public health
  • the best possible value for money through investing in the right infrastructure and services to the right level at the best cost.

Download the Transport Agency Investment Proposal 2018–27 [PDF, 4.8 MB]

A new approach

In previous years, the Transport Agency has prepared a State Highway Investment Proposal (SHIP). The draft TAIP, however, takes a whole-of-system view across all modes of transport. This will allow the Transport Agency to respond to the draft GPS, which has proposed new Activity Classes relating to rapid transit and transitional rail, both of which will be 100 percent funded from the National Land Transport Fund.

In addition, the draft GPS signals a rebalancing of national funding allocations, representing a shift away from building new state highway capacity, and toward greater investment in public transport,  regional improvements, local road improvements, road safety and traffic management, and supporting active modes of transport. 

The investment proposed by the draft TAIP is categorised into five groups of activity:

  • State highways – maintaining, operating and improving the network, taking account of an overall long-term reduction in the funding available nationally for new highways
  • Rapid transit – delivering bus or light rail infrastructure capable of moving large numbers of people
  • Transitional rail – maintaining and improving heavy rail infrastructure (owned by KiwiRail) to support key passenger rail services
  • Nationally-delivered programmes – for example, road safety promotion, local road maintenance, support for walking, cycling and public transport, and investment management
  • Road Policing – a joint programme with the New Zealand Police that will target investment and enforcement activity at those behaviours likely to create the highest safety risks.

Regional summaries

The TAIP includes regional summaries that set out for each region:

  • the identified transport problems and opportunities
  • the proposed strategic transport response
  • expected state highway expenditure and investment outcomes
  • a list of committed and planned state highway projects.

Projects are categorised according to status and national priority, and information is also provided on how projects will deliver the Government’s priorities.

In addition, the regional summaries also identify some of the potential opportunities within other activity classes – public transport, walking and cycling improvements, regional improvements, local road improvements, road safety promotion, and demand management – that local authorities may want to be taken up within each region, supported by the increases in funding available for some activity classes.

Business case for investment in state highway maintenance and operations 2018–21

This is the business case for investment in maintenance, renewal and operational activities proposed on the state highway network as part of the 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme. It presents a more detailed rationale for investment in state highway maintenance, renewals and operations as identified in the 2018–21 State Highway Investment Proposal. 

View the business case for investment in state highway maintenance and operations 2018–21 and other related information.