We’re committed to a collaborative approach to transport planning, funding and development. It’s an approach that delivers integrated transport solutions that best meet the needs of New Zealanders. To achieve these results, we seek open and honest consultation across a range of activities with all our stakeholders, including road users, business, local government, communities and iwi.
The activities we consult on
Projects, policies and programmes
We undertake consultation for programmes, policies and projects according to specific scope, process and consultation principles set out by the Land Transport Management Act 2003.
Land Transport Management Act 2003(external link)
We also engage with our partners, stakeholders and communities on our infrastructure projects around the country in accordance with the Waka Kotahi business case approach and other applicable acts such as the Resource Management Act 1991.
State Highway Public Engagement Guidelines 2016 (resource link(external link))
Land transport rules
We undertake consultation on behalf of the Minister of Transport for the making of land transport rules. The Minister of Transport has a statutory responsibility under the Land Transport Act 1998 to notify the intention to make the rule and to consult with interested groups on the proposed rule.
Land Transport Act 1998(external link)
We go beyond the minimum statutory requirements by maintaining a database of interested groups and individuals and undertaking extensive consultation on each rule. Submissions received on draft rules are summarised and analysed and the rule redrafted to take into account the submissions received. If necessary, we undertake further consultation with key groups before submitting a proposed rule to the government. When engaging and consulting on speed limit changes we follow the Setting of Speed Limits Rule.
What we’re currently consulting on
- SH75 Halswell Road improvements
We are seeking your feedback on how we can make Halswell Road (Dunbars to Curletts Roads) better for buses using the corridor. Feedback closes at 5pm on Friday, 4 December 2020.
- West Melton improvements
We are proposing changes to the intersection of State Highway 73 (SH73) and Weedons Ross Road, and a new link road between Weedons Ross and West Melton Roads. We'd like your help to make sure we have got it right. Feedback closes at 5pm on Friday, 11 December 2020.
- SH6 Hope to Wakefield speed review
We are seeking public input into proposals to set permanent new speed limits on State Highway 6 (SH6) between Hope and Wakefield. Feedback closes at 5pm on Friday, 18 December 2020.
- SH10 Awanui to Kaingaroa speed review
We are seeking further public input into an amended proposal to set new speed limits along State Highway 10 (SH10) between Awanui and Kaingaroa. Submissions close at 5pm on Sunday, 20 December 2020.
- RiverLink(external link)
RiverLink is a transformative project for Lower Hutt, with a total budget of nearly $460 million. It aims to revitalise Te Awa Kairangi | Hutt River for a more resilient, more connected, more vibrant city. We are seeking your feedback on the indicative design. Submissions close on 10 January 2021.
- Parking management guidance for consultation
The National Parking Management Guidance on best-practice management of public parking (on-street parking and publicly owned/managed off-street facilities) throughout New Zealand has been released as a draft for consultation. We welcome feedback on the draft and any recommendations for case studies, particularly in regional towns and cities. Submissions close 12 March 2021.
Important information about making a submission
Your submission will become publicly available information, so please indicate clearly if your comments are commercially sensitive or if there is some other reason they should not be disclosed. Any request for non-disclosure will be considered in terms of the Official Information Act 1982.
Official Information Act 1982(external link)