The Ministry of Transport's Annual Report 2013/14 has been published. It reports on the Ministry's achievements over the course of the year, and provides financial statements and management information.
See the Ministry of Transport's regular update of its Indicative Engagement Timeline for 2014. It contains a high level outline of key areas of work for the Ministry and indicative project engagement timeframes.
Transport Minister Steven Joyce has announced the release of Connecting New Zealand: a summary of the government’s policy direction for transport. Connecting New Zealand draws together the policy direction set out in a number of policy decisions and guidance documents over the last 2 ½ years.
The Ministry of Transport's Statement of Intent 2015-2019
The Ministry of Transport sought submissions from interested parties on options to reduce the risks of alcohol- and drug-related impairment in aviation, maritime and rail.
The Ministry had released a discussion paper to help with the submissions. The discussion paper provides useful information on the issue, and proposes 10 possible options to help manage these risks.
Submissions closed on Friday 8 May 2015.
The Ministry of Transport sought feedback on whether the New Zealand Government should sign up to two international maritime treaties.
The treaties seek to improve the safety record of the global fishing industry.
Submissions closed 6 May 2015.
The Ministry of Transport sought submissions from interested parties on the application for reauthorisation of the Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific alliance.
The applicants are seeking authorisation for a further five years beyond the current expiry date (30 January 2016).
Submissions closed on Friday 30 January 2015.
The Ministry of Transport sought public feedback on the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and Airport Authorities Act 1966 review consultation document. Feedback received will inform advice provided to Government on potential changes to both Acts.
Consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 31 October 2014
The Minister of Transport has released the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2015/16 to 2024/25 (the draft GPS 2015) for formal engagement.
Formal engagement closed at 5pm on Monday 11 August 2014.
The Ministry of Transport consulted on the potential merits of New Zealand becoming a party to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, which came into effect internationally in August 2013. Feedback received is being analysed.
Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 11 July 2014.
The Ministry of Transport, in conjunction with Maritime New Zealand, sought feedback on a proposed rule amendment that increases the minimum financial assurance requirement for offshore installations from 14 million International Monetary Fund Units of Account (approximately NZ$26 million) to 162 million International Monetary Fund Units of Account (approximately NZ$300 million).
The intention of the consultation was to identify and determine the potential impacts should the minimum requirement be increased.
The requirement applies only to offshore installations.
Consultation closed on Friday 27 June 2014.
The Ministry of Transport sought feedback on a proposal that New Zealand accedes to the Supplementary Fund Protocol, 2003. New Zealand’s accession to the Supplementary Fund Protocol, 2003, would give New Zealand access to compensation from the Supplementary Fund in the event of a major marine oil spill from an oil tanker. This would increase the compensation available to New Zealand from up to $377 million, to up to $1.392 billion.
Consultation closed on Friday 27 June 2014.
Reforms to the Vehicle Licensing systems will save New Zealanders time and money while keeping roads and vehicles safe.
Cabinet confirmed a new International Air Transport Policy statement on 30 August 2012 aimed at growing the economy providing New Zealanders with better access to the world and facilitating increased trade in good and services
The government has confirmed that from 1 August 2011 all taxis operating in our larger centres will be fitted with security cameras in a move designed to enhance the safety of both taxi drivers and their passengers.
Following public consultation in 2009, the government released its new ten year road safety strategy called Safer Journeys in March 2010. It aims to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads over the next decade.
|2013 road toll||253|
|2014 road toll||295|
|12 months to 31 July 2015||317|
|1 Jan to 31 July 2015||188|
|1 Jan to 31 July 2014||166|