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.

Update as at March 2020 

The Ministry of Transport has released the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2021/22–2030/31 (the draft GPS 2021) for public feedback.

Draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2021

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 November 2019

GPS 2018 included a draft set of measures to assess progress against GPS priorities, objectives, and desired results. It stated that “The Ministry of Transport and NZ Transport Agency will work together to further develop these draft measures and finalise them for the second stage GPS”.

Since the release of GPS 2018 in June last year, the Ministry and NZTA have progressed this work and have now finalised the measures. The final set of GPS 2018 measures includes a total of 82 measures that reflect the 33 GPS 2018 short to medium term results. Measures have been designed to align with existing data sources (e.g. NZTA output class reporting) as much as possible, however some measures are under development or not yet available.

As there will not be a second stage GPS published (see above), we are instead publishing the finalised measures as a standalone document. We are currently working to collate and analyse the relevant data and expect to release the first GPS 2018 annual report for 2018/19 in early 2020.