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.
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.
We also engage with our partners, stakeholders and communities on our infrastructure projects around the country in accordance with the Waka Kotahi business case approach and other applicable acts such as the Resource Management Act 1991.
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.
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. When engaging and consulting on speed limit changes we follow the Setting of Speed Limits Rule.
Important information about providing consultation feedback
Feedback or submissions received in our consultations will be considered public information and may be published in full or summarised afterwards, for example in an engagement report. If you have indicated you are a representative of an organisation, we may publish the name of your organisation. However, we will not publish information that identifies an individual person.
If your response contains commercially sensitive information or for some other reason you do not want it disclosed, please clearly indicate this on your response.
As a government agency we are subject to the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) which means we may be asked to release some or all of the information received in a consultation. We have published our policies and guides for the processing of the OIA requests on our website.