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This page relates to the 2021-24 National Land Transport Programme.


Work category 225 provides for the renewal of public footpaths and facilities associated with public footpaths, such as pedestrian network connections, including stairs, alleyways and off-road connections.

Qualifying activities

Work category 225 is available to the following activity classes:

  • local road maintenance
  • state highway maintenance.

Local road and state highway maintenance

Examples of qualifying activities

Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

  • footpath renewals, such as resurfacing or reconstruction, provided the facilities are consistent with a relevant walking and cycling strategy or network plan
  • renewal of any associated drainage, structures and bridges
  • renewal of footpath lighting assets.

You can discuss with us (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as investor) whether other potential activities not listed above might also be eligible for inclusion in this work category.


Work category 225 excludes:

  • the cost of second coat sealing of footpaths within sub-divisions – this is deemed to be part of sub-divisional construction and does not qualify for assistance
  • the cost of improvements to and expansion of the footpath network and associated facilities – this is funded under work category 451.
    Work category 451: Walking facilities (web page coming soon)

Conditions for inclusion

To qualify for inclusion in this work category, the work must be the long-term, least-cost option for the approved organisation or Waka Kotahi (for its own activities), calculated in terms of present value to maintain the appropriate level of service.

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate (FAR) is:



  • 100% of Waka Kotahi state highway costs.

Submitting activities for National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) consideration and funding approval

Approved organisations and Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) submit their footpath renewal activities for NLTP consideration and funding approval, using the maintenance, operations and renewals module in Transport Investment Online.

Transport Investment Online(external link)