As part of the development of each National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), we review and set the Funding Assistance Rate (FAR) for each local authority. This is in line with requirements under the Land Transport Management Act 2003.
The overall average for FARs is 53%. This is paid to local government from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) for local land transport activities approved for funding within the NLTP, such as local road maintenance and improvements, public transport services and cycling improvements.
We share the costs of the land transport network, recognising there are national and local benefits from investment in the network.
The targeted enhanced funding assistance rate (TEFAR) was introduced for the 2018-21 NLTP to help councils bring forward new high and very high priority locally-led improvement activities.
The 2018-21 NLTP funding constraints mean a broad application of TEFAR is no longer possible.
From 17 May 2019, TEFAR will only be applied to eligible projects in the Safe Networks Programme that have a high or very highly rating and will be 80% completed by 30 June 2021. TEFAR applies to these safety activities, whether they are over $1 million or are included in a Low Cost Low Risk Programme for delivery in 2018-21.
TEFAR will also still apply to accelerated light emitting diode (LED) street-light programmes.
The National Priority Programmes support the government’s transport objectives of safety, mode shift, resilience and regional economic development.
The five programmes are:
|National Priority Programme||Primary outcome|
|Safety on local roads||Reduce the number of Deaths and Serious Injuries on the transport network.|
Improving the effectiveness of public transport
|Support an expansion in public transport networks and services.|
Walking and cycling improvements
|Support an expansion in walking and cycling infrastructure.|
Improving network resilience
|Support local road and state highway improvements and upgrades that provide resilience.|
|Regional improvements||Support investment in regional activities that improve safety, resilience, the environment and access for people and goods.|