Northland’s economy is reliant on dairy, forestry, farming and horticulture. Cities and towns in the region are often far apart. So, the focus of the 2021–24 NLTP is creating a safe, resilient roading network that enables producers to get goods to export markets, connects communities and helps people access employment and education opportunities.
Investment in Auckland during the 2021–24 NLTP will focus on continuing to deliver the Auckland Transport Alignment Project to support population growth and the development of new communities and to provide better access to more sustainable travel options like walking, cycling and public transport.
Waikato’s significant contribution to the economic wellbeing of New Zealand underlines the importance of the region having a safe, resilient land transport system that makes it easy for people and goods to move along inter-regional routes.
Investment in the Bay of Plenty’s land transport system will be focused on supporting the transport of goods produced in the region, responding to high levels of growth and making it safer and more reliable to travel between communities.
To support the growth of Gisborne’s economy and local people’s access essential health, education and employment opportunities, 2021–24 NLTP investment in the land transport system will be focused on improving the resilience and safety of the region’s roads.
A well-maintained roading network is critical to support Taranaki’s economic and population growth. Roads need to be safe, resilient and reliable with heavy vehicles travelling more than 75 million kilometres in the region each year to get goods to market.
Investment in Manawatū/Whanganui during the 2021–24 NLTP will strengthen the region’s position as an important freight hub connecting the central North Island while also supporting the local economy, regional development and growth in cities.
Investment in the capital during the 2021–24 NLTP is focused on getting more people using sustainable travel options like walking, cycling and public transport, and improving the safety, reliability and resilience of the region’s road network.
The economy of the top of the South Island depends on a transport system that makes it safe and reliable for primary industries to get goods to market. In the region’s growing cities, the focus is on offering and encouraging travel options that are healthier and more environmentally friendly.
Canterbury produces around 57% of the South Island’s GDP. Investment during the 2021–24 NLTP is focused on improving the safety and resilience of road and rail networks to support the movement of people and products throughout the region.
Just over 600 people live in the Chatham Islands, which are located about 800 kilometres to the east of the South Island. With a road network of about 180 kilometres across a number of islands, maintaining roads in this remote territory is an ongoing challenge.
A safe, well-connected and resilient land transport system that gets goods to market and supports the economic recovery and growth of Otago and Southland post COVID-19 is the main focus of investment during the 2021–24 NLTP.