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.
As part of developing the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport for 2018/19 – 2027/28 (GPS2018) a draft of the document will be released in March for people to review and provide feedback. The Government’s vision for transformation is considerable and some early detail of what is likely to be in the engagement draft of the GPS is now available in the hope this will support planning needed for businesses, organisations and interested members of the public. Please see below.
*Please note that the following documents refer to engagement on the Draft GPS 2018 by the National Government in 2017.
- View a one page review of draft GPS 2018 [PDF, 2 MB]
- Download the draft GPS 2018 [PDF, 5.1 MB]
- Read Questions and Answers about draft GPS 2018 [PDF, 28 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Paper [PDF, 2 MB]
- Summary of analysis [PDF, 2.1 MB]
GPS 2015/16 - 2024/25
Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced the release of the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2015/2016 – 2024/25 (GPS 2015) on 18 December 2014. GPS 2015 came into force on 1 July 2015. Transport Minister Simon Bridges subsequently amended GPS 2015. The amended GPS 2015 was presented to the House of Representatives on 4 April 2017.
In summary, the amendments:
- enable the New Zealand Transport Agency to implement the Housing Infrastructure Fund (land transport components)
- increase the funding range for the walking and cycling activity class (an additional $65 million from the National Land Transport Fund, above levels that were set, to support the government cycling and tourism objectives)
- enable the New Zealand Transport Agency to implement the New Zealand Business Number
- recognise the land transport impacts of the November 2016 earthquake.
- Read the amended GPS 2015 online [PDF, 573 KB]
- Read Transport Minister Simon Bridges' statement on GPS 2015(external link) (Beehive website)
- Download GPS 2015 [PDF, 887 KB]
- Read Questions and Answers about GPS 2015 [PDF, 467 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Paper [PDF, 260 KB] (read Appendix 3 - activity class funding ranges [PDF, 30 KB])
- Summary of submissions [PDF, 289 KB]
- More information about GPS 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.
- Read Transport Minister Steven Joyce’s statement on GPS 2012 (Beehive website)(external link)
- Download GPS 2012 (PDF, 290kb)
- Read questions and answers about GPS 2012
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.
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.
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.
- Read the GPS engagement document which sets out the proposed content of GPS 2012 (PDF, 369kb)
- Read a summary of submissions received on the GPS engagement document (PDF, 284kb)
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.
GPS 2009/2010 - 2018/19
The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2009/10 (known as GPS 2009) came into force on 1 July 2009, and remained in place until 30 June 2012