More about the Ministry
The Ministry of Transport, as the government's principal transport policy adviser, must fulfill the role of the government's trusted, impartial and expert transport adviser.
Among the government's key priorities is an emphasis on infrastructure and road safety, along with responsibility for aviation, maritime and marine.
The Ministry also works closely with local government. Local government authorities own, maintain and develop New Zealand's local road network and perform important regulatory functions. Regional councils (and unitary authorities) are required to develop regional land transport strategies that guide the decision-making of local councils. In the Auckland region, Auckland Transport carries out these functions. Some local authorities own seaports and airports, or share ownership with the Crown.
To find out more about the work of the Ministry, click on the links on the left hand side of this page.