This page relates to the 2024-27 National Land Transport Programme.

This webpage is under review

An update to reflect the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2024 is under way. 


Work category 212 provides for the planned periodic resurfacing of sealed roads.

Qualifying activities

Work category 212 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:

  • conventional maintenance chip reseals
  • second coat seals, except on subdivision roads
  • asphaltic surfacing not exceeding 40 mm average depth
  • void-filling seal coats
  • texturising seals
  • emulsified bitumen seals, commonly known as ‘slurry seals’
  • milling old surface and resurfacing not exceeding 40 mm average depth
  • other approved special-purpose chip seals
  • raising service covers and reinstatement of pavement markings and raised pavement markers as a result of resurfacing.

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


Work category 212 excludes:

  • the second coat sealing of sub-divisional roads – this is deemed to be part of sub-divisional construction and does not qualify for funding assistance.
  • surfacing exceeding 40 mm average depth – this is funded under work category 214.
    Work category 214: pavement rehabilitation

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate (FAR) is:


  • the NZTA Board is yet to determine the FAR for approved organisation’s special purpose roads for the 2024–27 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP)
    Other funding assistance rates


  • 100% of NZTA state highway costs.

Submitting activities for NLTP consideration and funding approval

Approved organisations and NZTA (for its own activities) submit their sealed road resurfacing activities for NLTP consideration and funding approval using the maintenance, operations and renewals template in Transport Investment Online (TIO).

Transport Investment Online (external link)

For guidance on using TIO, see the TIO learning and guidance page on our website

Transport Investment Online (TIO) learning and guidance

Further information

For more details of over-width carriageways, see our Application of Network Documents Policy.

Application of Network Documents Policy