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NLTP final bids due 16 December


Your final bids are due Saturday 16 December 2017 for continuous programmes.

Other key milestones in the National Land Transport Programme process are:

  • Transport Agency moderation for continuous programmes bids takes place January/February 2018.
  • Transport Agency Board meets April 2018 to decide indicative allocations.

Recap on changes to GPS/NLTP process and timelines

The 2018-21 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding (GPS) is being redrafted by the Ministry to reflect the Government’s new transport priorities. As a result, the Regional Long Term Plans and NLTP timeframes have shifted out by two months as follows:

NLTP developmentTimeline beforeTimeline now
RLTPs submitted to Transport Agency 30 April 2018 30 June 2018
NLTP adopted 30 June 2018 31 August 2018

We have a team working with the Ministry to support the development of the GPS to ensure any changes can be practically implemented. The Ministry aims to release the engagement draft of the GPS in early 2018. When this happens, we’ll let you know how we expect you to adapt your Long Term Plans (LTPs) and RLTPs. We’ll keep you updated on progress.

The current 2015-2018 NLTP will be extended from 30 June 2018 to 31 August 2018 so that activities can continue to be approved.

Read more on changes to policy direction and timing.

Continuous programmes bids due Saturday 16 December

Final bids for continuous programmes (those specific activities relating to maintenance services, passenger transport services and road safety promotions) are due by 16 December 2017. This timeline has remained unchanged so we can assess and prioritise these programmes against the Government’s policy direction to provide you with certainty of indicative allocations.

Thanks for your efforts to date in getting final bids into good shape. We will be feeding back on your proposals to ensure these are based on quality data, evidence and analysis. 

The assessment, prioritisation and moderation of bids will take place during January/February 2018. We will need to make some difficult investment decisions but we’ll be transparent and explain our decisions.

The Transport Agency Board meets April 2018 to decide indicative allocations. Following the Board meeting, letters with indicative allocations will be sent to Approved Organisations. We will be providing you with more information on this in the New Year.

If you have any queries please talk to your regional Transport Agency contact or contact us online.