The approved Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan 2018 has been submitted to the NZ Transport Agency as an input into the National Land Transport Programme 2018-21.

A working copy of the final plan is available below, along with seven deliberations papers that outline the recommendations made by the Regional Transport Committee and the reasons for those recommendations.

Download the Regional Land Transport Plan Deliberations Papers:

Policy Framework  Appendix 1: Policy Framework table 
Regional Programme and Prioritised Activities  Appendix 1: Prioritised List - Options 1-3 
Appendix 2: Regional Programme Table 
Road Network  Appendix 1: Road Network Table 
Public Transport   
Rail  Appendix 1: Rail Table 
Walking and Cycling   
General and Other Matters  Appendix 1: General and Other Matters Table 

Key Dates

28 June 2018 – Final Plan approved and 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.

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.

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.