Key strategies and plans
Last updated on
14/05/2013 1:26 p.m.
The Ministry produces and contributes to a number of key strategies and plans in order to work towards our goal of ensuring the transport system helps New Zealand thrive.
Connecting New Zealand
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.
Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding (GPS)
The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding (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.
In 2010 the government released Safer Journeys, its road safety strategy to 2020. The strategy’s vision is "A safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury".
Safer Journeys takes a Safe System approach to road safety that works across all elements of the road system — roads and roadsides, speeds, vehicles and road use.
The National Road Safety Committee then developed the Safer Journeys Action Plan 2011-12 that contained 108 individual actions designed to improve road safety.
The second action plan (2013-15) provides an opportunity to focus on significant programmes that take ambitious steps toward realising the Safer Journeys vision. This action plan aims to make long-term gains from actions that will:
- advance the Safe System approach
- address speed as a cause of road death and serious injury
- improve roads and roadsides
- improve the safety of the New Zealand vehicle fleet
You can read more on the Safer Journeys website.
National Infrastructure Plan version 2
The second National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) was released on Monday 4 July 2011. The Plan outlines the government’s 20 year vision for New Zealand’s infrastructure.
The NIP builds on the first plan released in March 2010, by outlining the government’s vision for New Zealand’s infrastructure and the role infrastructure will play in supporting our economic growth. The overall purpose of this version of the Plan is to improve investment certainty for businesses by giving confidence over current and future infrastructure provision.
The Ministry of Transport, in partnership with the NZ Transport Agency, assisted the National Infrastructure Unit with developing the transport chapter in the NIP. The chapter assesses the current situation, current work programme and key issues for transport infrastructure.