The responsibilities of territorial authorities (city and district councils) in relation to land transport cover local roads, footpaths and street lighting as well as local planning, road safety works and parking services. They also actively participate in land transport planning and the National Land Transport Programme funding process.

Territorial authority land transport planning

A territorial authority proposes and consults on its own transport activities, including roading, and prepares a programme of land transport activities once every three years for inclusion in the regional land transport programme.

Territorial authorities are able to consult on these activities through their long-term plan process. The functions of the council representative on the regional transport committee include taking part in the regional prioritisation process.

Some territorial authorities can have delegated authority to perform regional council functions in regards to transport.

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