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.
- GPS 2018 [PDF, 3.3 MB]
- GPS Q&As - as at 28 June 2018 [PDF, 612 KB] (General questions, funding updates including cycling and walking, implementation queries)
- GPS at a Glance [PDF, 927 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Paper Agreement to release GPS 2018 [PDF, 183 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Minutes for Agreement to release GPS 2018 [PDF, 145 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Paper pre release of engagment draft [PDF, 623 KB]
- Minutes of Decision from Cabinet Public Engagement [PDF, 117 KB]
- Transport Minister Phil Twyford announces final GPS(external link)
- Finance Minister Grant Robertson release on GPS funding(external link)
- Summary of Submissions Report [PDF, 411 KB] (Detail changes made due to feedback received is included in this document)
Other policy advice and modelling provided during development of GPS 2018
- Expenditure implications from reflecting your priorities in the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 [PDF, 3.2 MB] – briefing – 15 January 2018
- Discussion of trade-offs between revenue and expenditure to assist with decisions for the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 [PDF, 1.4 MB] – briefing – 2 February 2018
- Funding scenarios for GPS 2018 [PDF, 882 KB] – appendix – 2 February 2018
- Additional funding scenarios for GPS 2018: Crown loan for mass transit [PDF, 813 KB] – appendix – 5 February 2018
- Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 priorities and revised funding ranges [PDF, 2.1 MB] – briefing – 7 March 2018
- Information on Government Policy Statement on land transport funding ranges and the Auckland Transport Alignment Project indicative package [PDF, 472 KB] – aide memoire – 19 April 2018
- Forecast activity class expenditure and Auckland share [PDF, 292 KB] – aide memoire – 18 May 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.