Connecting New Zealand: a summary of the government’s policy direction for transport.
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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- Foreword from the Minister of Transport
- Executive Summary
- New Zealand’s place in the world
- State of our infrastructure
- Big issues for transport systems in future
- Central and local governments’ role in the transport system
- The role of transport consumers
- Key aspects of the government's policy direction
- Mode by mode – what the policy direction means in practice for the decade ahead
Minister of Transport Steven Joyce’s statement on Connecting New Zealand (Beehive website)