Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport

2 April 2024

Councils play a significant role in delivering Aotearoa New Zealand’s transport system. Regional councils are responsible for planning and delivering our public transport network while territorial authorities are Road Controlling Authorities (RCAs) who build and manage the majority of New Zealand’s estimated $164bn of transport assets. Local government is the largest owner of cycleways, footpaths and bridges in the country.

LGNZ welcomes the opportunity to submit on the draft Government Position Statement on Land Transport (GPS). Transport is a significant priority for LGNZ. Our recently adopted position statement outlines the key issues for our members and the outcomes we want to see from the transport planning and funding framework. This work is being advanced by LGNZ’s Transport Forum.

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