This page relates to current and previous Government Policy Statements.

The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next 10 years.

It sets out how funding is allocated between activities such as road safety policing, State highways, local roads and public transport.

GPS 2015/16 - 2024/25

Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced the release of the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2015/16-2024/25 (GPS 2015) on 18 December 2014. GPS 2015 came into force on 1 July 2015.

GPS 2012/13 - 2021/22

The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2012/13-2021/22 (known as GPS 2012) came into force on 1 July 2012, and remained in place until 1 July 2015.

Amendment February 2013

In December 2012, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee announced increases to petrol excise duty and road user charges for 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Read Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee’s statement on the increases to petrol excise duty and road user charges (external link)

In order to use the funds generated by these increases to complete the Roads of National Significance in the timeframe required, some small changes were required to the GPS 2012.

  • The activity class for ‘New and improved infrastructure for State highways’ was increased by $100 million per year for the years 2013/14 and 2014/15.
  • Expenditure targets were increased by $100 million per year for the years 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16.  

July 2011 Cabinet Paper

A Cabinet Paper confirming the Minister of Transport’s decisions on GPS 2012 was prepared in July 2011. This paper also reports the feedback received from stakeholders.

Read the Cabinet Paper from July 2011 – The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2012/13-2012/22 (PDF, 185kb) 

Engagement on GPS 2012

In developing the GPS 2012, the Ministry of Transport, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, sought the views of Local Government New Zealand and representatives of transport users and providers on the proposed direction of GPS 2012 as part of a targeted engagement process.

April 2011 Cabinet Paper

For further background, the initial Cabinet paper on GPS 2012 is provided. This paper outlines the Minister of Transport’s initial thinking on GPS 2012.

Read the Cabinet Paper from April 2011 – Direction of the next Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding (PDF, 345kb)