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This series of tables provides information around the investment levels and activities in the 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).

The tables include an option to view either the NLTP at its original adoption/publication date or, following any updates, in its current form, taking into account new project funding approvals, cost and scope changes to approved activities and cash-flow adjustments.

TableInformation provided in table

Allocation of funds to activity classes

Lists activity classes to be funded through the NLTP and the proposed National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) investment allocation for each activity class. A high level breakdown of some activity classes is provided. 

Regional tables of activities

Lists activities by region and organisation, or activity class and organisation. Includes Transport Agency nationally delivered activities and the approved and potential NLTF investment in programmes and projects. 

NLTP snapshot

A high level view of actual (for completed years) and forecast NLTF expenditure by activity class across the three years of the NLTP. The table is updated each quarter.
Sector research activities A list of approved sector research activities at the start of the 2018–21 NLTP.

Key to information contained in the NLTP tables

Phase typeType of phase
Investigation Phase in which the preferred option is determined and the notice of requirement is developed and progressed through the planning process.
Design Phase in which detailed design of the activity is developed.
Construction Phase in which physical construction of the activity takes place – mostly refers to physical assets – equivalent to implementation phase.
Programme business case The planning stages of an activity or programme of work which develops robust evidence that a decision to invest in a programme of works represents best value for money, based on the problem or opportunity identified in a strategic case.
Indicative business case Where individual activities or combinations of activities within the preferred programme are developed, to provide decision-makers with an early indication of the preferred option for the investment at the activity level.
Detailed business case Where the preferred option is confirmed through more detailed analysis of the costs, risks and benefits.
Pre-implementation Complex activities may undertake a separate phase in order to complete procurement, enabling or other works prior to commitment of implementation.
Implementation Phase in which the activity is implemented. Can be either physical or operational works required to deliver activity and its outcomes.
Crown Range Crown Range Road activities in Queenstown Lakes District.
Local roads Refers to local roads maintenance and low cost/low risk improvements programmes.
Operations Refers to public transport services programmes.
PT improvements Refers to low cost/low risk improvements programmes for public transport infrastructure.
SPR Special purpose road activities.
State highways Refers to state highways maintenance and minor improvements programmes.
Property Phase in which property purchase occurs.
Regional priority The priority assigned to activities in a Regional Land Transport Plan that have been prioritised by the Regional Transport Committee.
Profile A string describing the Transport Agency assessment of the activity in terms of its strategic fit, effectiveness and benefit cost appraisal H is High, M is Medium, L is Low, _ is not rated, and a value represents the expected or confirmed benefit cost ratio.
Work category Transport Agency work category that describes the output for accounting and reporting.
Average FAR The average Transport Agency funding assistance rate (%) applying to the activity for the 2018–21 NLTP. The actual FAR may vary from year to year.
Total phase cost ($000) The total cost of the activity's phase for all years, including local share – in thousands of NZ dollars.
201X/1X NLTF ($000) The Transport Agency’s expected funding contribution for the activity's phase in the specified year – in thousands of NZ dollars.
Funding priority The NZ Transport Agency funding priority for the project
Committed Funding approved for the activity in a previous NLTP and carried forward to the 2018–21 NLTP.
Approved Funding approved for the activity in the 2018–21 NLTP.
Probable Funding has not yet been approved for the activity but, based on its profile and the robust evidence provided in developing the NLTP, funding approval is likely for an application made in 2018–21, subject to funds being available.
Proposed Funding has not been approved for the activity in the 2018–21 NLTP. Based on its profile and the evidence provided in developing the NLTP, funding approval may be given when an application is made in 2018–21. Further evidence is required to confirm the assessment profile and provide confidence in the funding priority and availability of funds.
Funding source Approved or expected funding source for the activity phase
NLTF National Land Transport Fund: the funds available for allocation through the LTMA section 10, as distributed by the Transport Agency through the NLTP.
NLTP National Land Transport Programme: represents the total allocation of investment from all sources to transport activities as approved or managed by the Transport Agency.
C Crown funds allocated from within the NLTF in accordance with schedule 2, clause 14 of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2008.
R Funds allocated from within the NLTF as regionally distributed funding for the specified region in accordance with Transport Agency policy, to be fully committed by 2018.
N Funds allocated as nationally distributed funding.
External and debt funding Additional crown allocations being managed by the Transport Agency, as part of the NLTP
Auckland Accelerated Programme $375 million, announced May 2014, provided as an interest free loan, to accelerate specified planned Auckland transport projects. $14.8 million is available in 2018/19.
Accelerated Regional State Highway Programme Funding, announced June 2014, to accelerate regionally important state highway projects that would otherwise either not be funded from the NLTF or be programmed well beyond the 2018–21 NLTP, drawing on the Future Investment Fund, within three packages of work.
Urban Cycleway Fund $100 million Urban Cycleways Fund, announced by the Prime Minister in August 2014, with the aim of accelerating significant improvements to cycling infrastructure in the main urban centres, leveraging off NLTF and local funds. Unspent funds have been rolled over into 2018/19.
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