The Four Year Plan sets out the Ministry’s assessment of the transport portfolio for the next four years. This includes what the Ministry will do through its policy and sector leadership roles to achieve its purpose and ensure the sector agencies deliver over the period of the Plan.
This Regulatory Impact Statement, prepared by the NZ Transport Agency (Transport Agency) and the Ministry of Transport, provides an analysis of the issue and proposal to address the current low penalty associated with breaching bylaws that restrict or prohibit the carriage of dangerous goods on high risk routes.
This Regulatory Impact Statement, prepared by the Ministry of Transport, provides an analysis of options to revise fees and the maritime levy administered by Maritime NZ.
In 2015, the New Zealand Airports Association and the Ministry of Transport commissioned the Future Domestic Airports Network Analysis to provide a better understanding of the domestic air transport network, airport network and forecast changes that will affect the networks.
This Regulatory Impact Statement, prepared by the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), provides an analysis of options to implement a risk-based approach to aviation safety regulation.
The Ministry of Transport has released a draft Transport Research Strategy. The Ministry is seeking input from stakeholders into the final strategy, due for release in May 2016.
The publication gives insights into New Zealanders’ travel patterns over the last 25 years. It provides an insight into what has changed, what hasn’t and the current picture, in terms of how we get around.
The Associate Transport Minister released a discussion document on 19 April 2016, proposing changes to the Driver Licensing system.
The discussion document proposes amendments to the Driver Licensing system to make the process more efficient and potentially produce measurable social, safety and economic benefits.
Submissions close on Thursday 2 June 2016.
The Ministry of Transport sought feedback on a consultation paper about the future of small passenger services in New Zealand. Small passenger services include taxi, private hire, shuttles, dial-a-driver, ridesharing and carpooling services.
Earlier in 2015, the Ministry of Transport’s small passenger services review delivered advice to Hon Craig Foss, Associate Minister of Transport. Ministers of Transport have decided that before they make any decisions on the future of the small passenger services sector, public consultation should take place.
The Ministry of Transport released a consultation paper that sets out the policy options for the future, and the issues surrounding the options.
Submissions closed on Friday 12 February 2016.
The Associate Transport Minister released a discussion document, proposing changes to the VDAM Rule, for New Zealand's heavy vehicle dimensions and mass limits.
The discussion document proposes amending the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass (VDAM) Rule 2002 to increase some axle and total vehicle mass limits, dimensions limits, and permitting processes.
Submissions closed on Wednesday 17 February 2016.
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.
Reducing the risks of alcohol- and drug-related impairment in aviation, maritime and rail decisions announced – 26 January 2015
Cabinet confirmed changes to the aviation and maritime sectors to ensure operators are appropriately managing the risks of drug and alcohol impairment.
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.
|2014 road toll||293|
|2015 road toll||319|
|12 months to 30 May 2016||323|
|1 January to 30 May 2016||139|
|1 January to 30 May 2015||135|