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

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


Work category 215 provides for the like-for-like replacement renewal of components of:

  • road bridges
  • retaining structures
  • guardrails
  • tunnels
  • stock access structures
  • cattle stops
  • footpaths on road structures
  • pedestrian overbridges/underpasses.

Qualifying activities

Work category 215 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:

  • replacement of deteriorated structural members
  • replacement of damaged components
  • replacement of bridge decks
  • replacement or modification of gabion baskets
  • replacement of handrails on structures
  • replacement of guardrail components
  • replacement of crib blocks in retaining structures supporting roads.

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.


The work category excludes:

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate (FAR) is:



  • 100% of NZTA state highway costs.

Submitting activities for NLTP consideration and funding approval

Approved organisations and NZTA (for its own activities) submit their structures component replacement 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