Activity classes are defined in the Government Policy Statement 2015-18 on Land Transport and are used by the Minister to provide direction to the Transport Agency on the level of funding to be allocated to various types of land transport investment. The Transport Agency structures the National Land Transport Programme around the activity classes.
Work categories are accounting classifications that, in the main, group together activities that deliver similar outputs. This enables expenditure to be tracked over time by output type and to make cost comparisons between organisations and regions.
Normal funding assistance rates (FARs) are determined under the Transport Agency's funding assistance policy and apply to the majority of each approved organisation's activities in the NLTP. For a number of approved organisations the FARs will vary from year to year as they transition to their end of transition normal FAR.
Funding assistance rates (FARs) other than normal FARs apply where policy from the FAR review has yet to be completed, (special purpose & Crown Range roads, level crossing warning devices, stock effluent facilities, total mobility), or where a previous sector wide commitment on FARs has been made (WC 515: rail services).
The Transport Agency Board has delegated some decision making around planning, funding and procurement functions to staff and Approved Organisations, as set out in its Instruments of Delegation.
This page shows the delegations prior to the Transport Agency reorganisation.