Within the 2021–24 NLTP, $30 million has been allocated to the Streets for People programme.
The funding is available over the NLTP 2021–2024 period for towns and cities ready to accelerate their long-term vision by using successful evidence-driven techniques. The programme runs until June 2024, a timeframe that allows for lasting change, transformational work, and strong partnerships with Waka Kotahi and the community.
The programme is looking for councils who understand the connection between streets and quality of life, and can see the potential to unlock climate action by reshaping streets to expand low-carbon transport choices.
The funding process has been split into three steps, each is a gateway to the next stage:
The expression of interest establishes whether a council is ready and has the processes in place that will enable them to implement this alternative approach, as well as the willingness to undertake this different way of engaging with their community.
Additionally, we are looking for a strong sense of direction and strategic alignment with Road to Zero strategy and the proposed Emissions Reduction Plan.
The first phase invites council leadership, with support from Waka Kotahi staff and external experts, to present their proposal to Waka Kotahi leadership. This is an opportunity for councils to demonstrate the proposal objectives, how it will help New Zealand become a safer, carbon zero country. It will ask councils to outline what resources and processes they have in place to support delivery of the proposal, as well as the engagement tools they use to work with their community.
The second phase will fund the proposals, with successful councils working with the Waka Kotahi team through a readiness programme. This will guide the project teams through the key elements of undertaking a tactical urbanism project and ensure they have a team in place and considered the key factors for success.
Additionally, a support programme will be developed for those councils who were not successful in securing funding but would still like to build capability within their organisation.
The programme can provide up to 90% Funding Assistance Rate (FAR) with a focus on capability and capacity building.
|Expression of interests open||9am, 30 November 2021|
|Expression of interests close||5pm, 22 February 2022|
|Expression of interests assessed and moderated||23 February – 25 March 2022|
|Applicants informed of outcome||Week commencing 28 March 2022|
|Readiness programme||April – June 2022|
If you are a council and would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and return it to us by Tuesday 22 February 2022 by 5pm.