This page relates to the current Government Policy Statement.  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 highway improvements, local and regional roads and public transport.

GPS 2018/19 – 2027/28

Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced the release of the Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) 2018/19 – 2027/28 on 28 June 2018. GPS 2018 takes effect on 1 July 2018.

The Government’s commitments make it clear that transformation of the land transport system is a priority. GPS 2018 presents a number of changes in direction, prioritising a safer transport system free of death and injury, accessible and affordable transport, reduced emissions and value for money.

Other policy advice and modelling provided during development of GPS 2018

Update as of August 2019

We have previously noted that a second stage of GPS 2018 was expected, and we were looking to release this in 2019. Following feedback from stakeholders, Minister Twyford has recently made a decision not to proceed with a second stage GPS 2018.

GPS 2018 was already a large change for the sector compared to the GPS 2015. Instead of making further changes mid-way through the three year GPS cycle, it was decided that the potential further changes signalled in GPS 2018 would be best to wait until GPS 2021. This approach acknowledges that local government and NZTA need time to deliver on the current GPS priorities and that the Government’s step-change in investment direction will take some time to bed in.

Click here to view previous and draft Government Policy Statements on Land Transport