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 123 provides for the operation, maintenance and power costs of traffic signals and other traffic management equipment and facilities.

Qualifying activities

Work category 123 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:

  • operation, maintenance and power costs of:
    • traffic signals
    • advanced traffic management systems
    • variable message signs
    • area-wide traffic control systems, including update of software
    • local area traffic management schemes, including speed control devices and threshold treatments
    • ramp metering
    • surveillance devices
    • traffic monitoring equipment, such as closed-circuit television systems
    • tunnel ventilation systems operation, fire control and emergency response preparedness
    • transport operations centres (TOCs) – labour and facility costs
    • emergency telephones on motorways
    • weighing facilities owned by an approved organisation or NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA; for its own activities) and/or operated as a weight surveillance facility
    • incident response and management.

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


Work category 123 excludes:

  • staff time for the operation of closed-circuit television systems (unless in a TOC)
  • the reinstatement of facilities maintained under this work category following a renewal or construction/implementation activity – this is charged to the renewal or construction/implementation project.

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate (FAR) is:


  • the approved organisation’s special purpose road improvements FAR – 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 NZTAi state highway costs.

Submitting activities for NLTP consideration and funding approval

Approved organisations and NZTA (for its own activities) submit their transport operations 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 on traffic systems, see work category 122.

Work category 122: network services maintenance