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This work category provides for the construction of a new road or road link that is additional to the existing road network, including any associated new road structures.

Qualifying activities

The work category includes a range of qualifying activities. 

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities

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

    • construction of a new road, including the earthworks and pavement construction required to establish the new road

    • a bridge that forms part of a new road or road link

    • retaining structures that form part of a new road

    • stock underpasses

    • discharge of street water by means of pipes or open drains into natural watercourses, where no artificial drainage system exists, or into artificial drainage systems (sumps, mains or open drains), on, adjacent to or across the road

    • all traffic signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, lighting, etc, necessary to bring the new facility into service

    • appropriate safe system infrastructure for the type and speed environment of the road

    • for local road projects property purchase costs less than $500,000.

    Other potential activities not shown above should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

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A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

  • Exclusions


    The work category excludes:

    • deviation of an existing road
    • a new cattle stop where none previously existed – this is not eligible for funding assistance.
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Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate is:

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval of proposed projects should be made through the 'Improvement activity' module in Transport Investment Online(external link) (TIO). To be eligible for NLTF funding, any new activity must be added to the relevant regional land transport plan (RLTP) and to the NLTP.

End of year carryover

Transport Investment Online(external link)  (TIO) will automatically carryover the unspent allocation every year.  Therefore it is vital that Approved Organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) declare the unused allocation for completed projects by making a cost scope adjustment via the Reviews module in TIO.