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Regional Land Transport Plan

Submissions have now closed on the draft Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan 2018

Please check back here for updates as they are available.  The consultation document will remain available on the website during the hearings and deliberations period. 

Download the draft Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan 2018 Consultation Summary (468KB, pdf)

Download the draft Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan 2018 (6MB, pdf)

Download the Submissions Document (4MB, pdf)


The Regional Land Transport Plan Hearings are on:

  • Tuesday, 10 April 2018 (1:30 – 8:00pm) at Ōmokoroa Community Church, 139 Hamurana Road, Ōmokoroa;
  • Wednesday, 11 April 2018 (9:00am – 8:00pm) at Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Ave, Tauranga; and
  • Thursday, 12 April 2018 (9:30am – 5pm) at Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Ave, Tauranga.

Please note that these times are subject to change. If you are speaking at one of the hearings please arrive 15 mins early to allow time for registration.

Key Dates

19 February 2018 – Public consultation opens
23 March 2018 – Public consultation closes
11-12 April 2018 – Hearings
7 May 2018 – Deliberations
8 June 2018 – Regional Transport Committee makes a recommendation on the Plan to the Regional Council
21 June 2018 – Regional Council considers Plan for approval
30 June 2018 – Final Plan submitted to NZ Transport Agency
31 August 2018 – NZ Transport Agency releases National Land Transport Programme

What is the Regional Land Transport Plan?

The Regional Land Transport Plan combines the thinking from all the Councils in the region into a single strategic document for land transport investment. The Plan is the way the Region seeks central government funding for activities ranging from road safety, to walking and cycling, to public transport and road improvements. It is a requirement under the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

This isn’t a guaranteed programme - it is our combined ‘what we want to do’ list with the final say on how funds are allocated determined by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). Funding decisions will be published by the NZTA in the National Land Transport Programme in August 2018. The Plan sets out the Region’s preferred approach to investment - prioritising integrated planning, demand management, and network optimisation approaches before investing in expensive new infrastructure, and determining which outcomes are most important to the Region.

The previous 2015 Plan is available from the link below.

Regional Land Transport Plan 2015 - 2045 (4.5MB, pdf)

Annual Report Card

The RLTP Annual Report Card tracks a range of transport indicators to enable trends to be measured over time, for example, traffic flows, public transport usage, and the amount of freight carried by road and rail.