Connecting New Zealand: a summary of the government’s policy direction for transport is a document that summarises the government’s overall policy direction for transport.

Minister of Transport Steven Joyce’s statement on Connecting New Zealand (Beehive website) (external link)

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Questions and Answers on Connecting New Zealand

Connecting New Zealand Cabinet paper (PDF, 119kb) 

About Connecting New Zealand

The purpose of Connecting New Zealand is to summarise the government’s broad policy direction for the transport sector over the next decade. It will help understanding of the government's broad policy direction for the whole transport sector and enable stakeholders to consider this when they make their own investment decisions.

Connecting New Zealand summarises a number of direction-setting documents for the sector. It draws together the policy direction that has been set out in a number of policy decisions and guidance documents over the last 2 years. These include the National Infrastructure Plan, the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2012/13–2021/22, the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (external link) , the KiwiRail Turnaround Plan (external link) and Safer Journeys: New Zealand’s Road Safety Strategy 2010–2020 (external link) . Each of these documents provides detailed guidance on their particular areas of the transport system.

The key themes underpinning Connecting New Zealand are economic growth and productivity, value for money, and road safety.

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Connecting New Zealand: a summary of the government’s policy direction for transport (PDF, 4.5mb)

Map showing major North and South Island transport network connections (PDF, 1.6mb)

Graphs from Connecting New Zealand compiled (PDF, 1.3mb)

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Further Information

Minister of Transport Steven Joyce’s statement on Connecting New Zealand (Beehive website)

Questions and Answers on Connecting New Zealand

Related documents

Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding

Second National Infrastructure Plan

Safer Journeys road safety strategy (external link)

New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (external link)

KiwiRail Turnaround Plan (external link)