We’re committed to a collaborative approach to transport planning, funding and development. It’s an approach that delivers integrated transport solutions that best meet the needs of New Zealanders. To achieve these results, we seek open and honest consultation across a range of activities with all our stakeholders, including road users, business, local government, communities and iwi.
The activities we consult on
Projects, policies and programmes
We undertake consultation for programmes, policies and projects according to specific scope, process and consultation principles set out by the Land Transport Management Act 2003.
Read the Land Transport Management Act 2003(external link)
Land transport rules
We undertake consultation on behalf of the Minister of Transport for the making of land transport rules. The Minister of Transport has a statutory responsibility under the Land Transport Act 1998 to notify the intention to make the rule and to consult with interested groups on the proposed rule.
Read the Land Transport Act 1998(external link)
We go beyond the minimum statutory requirements by maintaining a database of interested groups and individuals and undertaking extensive consultation on each rule. Submissions received on draft rules are summarised and analysed and the rule redrafted to take into account the submissions received. If necessary, we undertake further consultation with key groups before submitting a proposed rule to the government.
Policy – planning and management of land transport activities
We consult and communicate with relevant organisations and individuals whenever we substantively develop, enhance or review policy around the planning and management of land transport activities. These are activities that can be funded from the national land transport fund.
Appendix 3 of the Planning, programming and funding manual details this consultation and communication process.
What we’re currently consulting on
- Rail safety regulator funding review
The NZ Transport Agency, as rail safety regulator, is responsible for the implementation of the Railways Act 2005. The regulatory function is funded by third-party fees and levies set in the Railways Regulations 2008. The fees and levies set in 2008 were set below the revenue required for the regulator to break even and have remained at this rate. We are seeking input into how we can resolve the funding constraint.
This consultation proposes an option to meet the costs by amending the current fee and introducing a new variable safety levy for rail safety regulatory activity.
Consultation closes on Wednesday 21 November 2018.
- Managing integrity of vehicle certification inspection and inspection organisations
All vehicles entering New Zealand must be checked, certified, registered and licensed before they can be used on the road. This process is called entry certification.
The NZ Transport Agency’s approach to assessing any potential conflicts of interest with regard to this process is set out in an operational policy. At the time the policy was created, some integration of the used vehicle supply chain was anticipated and taken into account, but not to the extent that has subsequently occurred.
This means that one business could potentially be responsible for some or all parts of the vehicle entry certification process.
All submissions must be received by no later than 5pm, Friday 30 November 2018.
- Creation of no stopping areas on State Highway 1, Ōamaru [PDF, 877 KB]
The NZ Transport Agency is proposing to create no stopping areas to improve safety at the following locations on State Highway 1, Ōamaru. The creation of the no stopping areas was considered following discussions with the council, NZ Police and New World. They are concerned about the safety and efficiency of the network.
Consultation closes on Monday 10 December 2018.
Important information about making a submission
Your submission will become publicly available information, so please indicate clearly if your comments are commercially sensitive or if there is some other reason they should not be disclosed. Any request for non-disclosure will be considered in terms of the Official Information Act 1982. Read the Official Information Act 1982(external link)