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Introduction

This work category provides for:

  • improvements to or upgrading of existing roads within the existing or widened road reserve, and
  • deviations onto a new road reserve, where the original road is closed, 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:

    • road realignment, re-grading or widening, including seal widening

    • improvements to intersections

    • passing lanes or slow vehicle bays

    • safe system infrastructure, such as median and side barriers, roundabouts and speed management devices

    • approaches to bridge replacements costing in excess of $50,000

    • retaining structures, culverts and replacement cattle stop

    • stock underpasses

    • all traffic signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, lighting (including under-grounding), etc, necessary to bring the improved facility into service

    • reinstatement of footpaths and vehicular crossings that are part of the improvement project (reinstatement is to be to the original standards only – no additional improvements are eligible for funding assistance)

    • 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 from the road, and

    • 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.  Note that any application for improvements which increases the level of service (eg pavement smoothing) must provide evidence of substantive benefits.

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Exclusions

A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

 

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.

NB: A future upgrade to TIO will allow the project to be marked as completed.

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