This page relates to the previous and draft Government Policy Statement(s).
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 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.
Draft GPS 2018/19 – 2027/28
The Government’s commitments have made it clear that transformation of the land transport system is a priority. This draft GPS presents a number of changes in direction, prioritising safety, access to a wider range of transport options, the environment and value for money.
As part of developing the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport for 2018/19 – 2027/28 (GPS2018) engagement with a wide group of stakeholders took place, submissions were open until 02 May 2018. Submissions were considered by the Minister of Transport to inform the final GPS.
- Draft GPS 2018 [PDF, 6.3 MB]
- GPS Q&As [PDF, 731 KB]
- GPS at a Glance [PDF, 1.1 MB]
- Government seeks feedback on Draft GPS 2018(external link) Ministers Twyford, Jones and Genter
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
The Ministry engaged the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to develop forecasts of road vehicle travel for the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2015. The NZIER used a model previously developed for the NZ Transport Agency.
- Read the NZTA’s research report(external link)
- Read the forecast demand summary report by NZIER [PDF, 763 KB]
One issue with the NZIER model is that it was premised on the ability of supply to respond to increases in demand without constraints. The Ministry commissioned Concept Consulting to develop conceptually how supply side measures could be incorporated into the model.
- Read the report about incorporating supply side measures into modelling by Concept (August 2014) [PDF, 1.7 MB]
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