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Land Transport Benefits Framework measures manual

Published: | Category: Benefits & economic evaluation , Manuals | Audience: Local & regional government

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Land Transport Benefits Framework measures manual (previously called the Non-monetised benefits manual) provides guidance and instruction on the benefit measures, including definition of each measure and its data sources (where centralised data is available) and, where available, instructions on how to determine baselines and forecasts for the measure (see Tools and resources below). 

The manual was renamed for version 2 (June 2023) to better reflect the purpose and content of the manual.

This manual should be read in conjunction with:

  • the 'Benefits management guidance' section of our website, which provides an introduction to the Land Transport Benefits Framework, how to use it in planning and business cases, and benefits management in the National Land Transport Programme
    Benefits management guidance
  • the Monetised benefits and costs manualthe industry’s standard for the economic evaluation (benefit–cost ratio calculation) of land transport activities in New Zealand.
    Monetised benefits and costs manual

For further guidance on how to apply the Land Transport Benefits Framework contact

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: February 2024
  • Version: 2.1
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-98-856174-5 (online)

Current release

Effective date Version Title
February 2024 2.1 Land Transport Benefits Framework measures manual [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Tools and resources

Forecasting methodologies

The Land Transport Benefits Framework measures manual provides guidance on forecasting of benefits measures. In the sections below you will find methodologies and links to associated forecasting tools.

You should include in your business case documentation about the methodology used.

To provide feedback about these methodologies and tools, email us at

The Benefits Data Tool

We have introduced the Benefits Data Tool in StoryMaps, a new centralised tool for accessing data about investment performance. The benefits StoryMap enables evidence-based decision making to help identify and address the right transport problems and opportunities. It is available online; new users can request access by e-mailing us at

Watch a video on the benefits StoryMap and the types of data you can access below.