This page relates to the 2021-24 National Land Transport Programme.
This page provides information on the four programmes of work to which the government has made certain commitments as set out in the Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) 2021. The GPS sets out government’s expectations for investment toward these programmes from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) across activity classes, though meeting these expectations is dependent on the available funding. There are other sources of funding toward these programmes, and their delivery is a joint effort with a range of other partners.
The four government commitments are:
You can find more information about these government commitments in the GPS 2021.
ATAP is an aligned strategic approach by the government and Auckland Council to develop a transformative transport programme that addresses Auckland’s key challenges over the next 30 years.
ATAP is one of four government commitments in the GPS 2021, and indicates an investment expectation of $16.3 billion from 2018/19-2027/28 to be funded by the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF). The indicative package of $28 billion for the first decade also includes funding from the Crown, rates and the Auckland regional fuel tax.
You can read more about ATAP on the Ministry of Transport website.
LGWM is a joint initiative by Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Waka Kotahi. The programme focuses on the area from Ngauranga Gorge to the airport, encompassing the Wellington Urban Motorway and connections to the central city, hospital, and the eastern and southern suburbs.
In May 2019, the government, Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council announced the LGWM indicative package, made up of several components to improve walking, cycling, public transport and liveability in Wellington.
LGWM is one of four government commitments in the GPS 2021, to be funded from the NLTF.
The investment expectations are $3.8 billion from the NLTF from 2021/22–2041/42. This reflects Cabinet endorsement of an indicative package and an overall 60:40 funding split between central and local government. This was based on revenue growth assumptions that are not built into the GPS 2021 forecast and is subject to each party being able to provide their share.
You can read more about the LGWM initiative on the Waka Kotahi website:
The New Zealand Rail Plan outlines the government’s vision and priorities for rail. The long-term vision is for New Zealand’s national rail network to provide modern transit systems in our largest cities, and to enable increasing volumes of freight to be moved off the roads and onto rail. Over the next decade, investment is needed to achieve a reliable and resilient national rail network. This requires investment in both the national rail freight network and our metropolitan rail networks. The NLTF will be one contributor to funding this. Further work will also be done to introduce track user charges for KiwiRail to pay into the NLTF. Crown funding has also been committed to the NLTF to support the rail network.
The New Zealand Rail Plan is one of four government commitments in the GPS 2021, to be funded from the NLTF through the Rail Network activity class.
The investment expectations are $1.2–$1.7 billion from the NLTF between 2021/22 and 2030/31. Further work will also be done to introduce track user charges for KiwiRail to pay into the NLTF. Crown funding has also been committed to the NLTF to support the rail network.
There will also be further investment in metropolitan networks through the public transport activity classes.
You can read more about the New Zealand Rail Plan on the Ministry of Transport website.
Road to Zero charts a new approach to road safety , with a vision of a New Zealand where no-one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes. The strategy builds on the safe system approach introduced in the previous Safer Journeys 2010–2020 strategy, with a focus on infrastructure improvements and speed management, vehicle safety, work-related road safety, road user choices and system management. Road to Zero introduces a target of a 40% reduction in deaths and serious injuries by 2030 (from 2018 levels).
Road to Zero is one of four government commitments in the GPS 2021 and is funded from the NLTF through the Road to Zero activity class.
The investment expectation is for $10 billion from the NLTF between 2021/22-2030/31.
You can read more about the Road to Zero strategy on the Ministry of Transport’s website.