What you need to know
The Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) sets the Government’s priorities for land transport investment over the next 10-year period. It also sets out how money from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) is spent on activities such as public transport, state highway improvements, local roads, and road safety — we call these activity classes. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and local authorities need to ensure spend on transport reflects Government priorities outlined by the GPS.
We review and update the GPS every 3 years. The first GPS came into effect in 2009, with subsequent versions in effect on 1 July 2012, 2015 and 2018. We published GPS 2021 in September 2020.
To support enhanced reporting, monitoring and evaluation of GPS investment, we have developed an ongoing GPS monitoring and evaluation work programme. This programme supports how we improve the GPS and how it achieves effective transport outcomes.
Development of GPS 2024
Before we begin the development of the GPS 2024 we are seeking feedback on stakeholders’ previous experience with the GPS.
GPS 2021 released
We published the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2021/22–2030/31 (GPS 2021). This comes into effect on 1 July 2021.
GPS monitoring and evaluation work programme published
We set up an ongoing work programme to increase the quantity and quality of GPS monitoring and evaluation.
GPS 2018/19–2027/28 takes effect
The Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018/19–2027/28 (GPS 2018) came into force on 1 July 2018, and is the current GPS until GPS 2021 comes into effect on 1 July 2021.
GPS 2015/16– 2024/25 takes effect
The Government Policy Statement on land transport 2015/2016–2024/25 (GPS 2015) came into effect on 1 July 2015.
GPS 2012/13–2021/22 takes effect
The Government Policy Statement on land transport 2012/13–2021/22 (GPS 2012) came into effect on 1 July 2012.
GPS 2009/2010–2018/19 takes effect
The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2009/10–2018/19 (GPS 2009) came into force on 1 July 2009.