Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is offering advance payments to roading contractors so the industry will be ready to hit the ground running to deliver vital projects and help get New Zealand moving when the country moves out of the current Level 4 Covid-19 Alert lock down.
The COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act 2020 (Act) enables certain Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail projects relating to the operation, replacement, maintenance and minor upgrade of existing infrastructure to be considered a permitted activity, thereby avoiding the requirement for resource consent.
This note is to provide guidance to Road Controlling Authorities (RCA) to support the implementation of lower speed limits to ensure optimal safety conditions for people walking or cycling as New Zealand transitions through the different Covid-19 levels.
This guidance has been developed by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to help councils across New Zealand respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19 on our streets, and increase the feasibility of walking and cycling for people in our communities.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will continue to work with the Ministry of Transport and Treasury on the impacts the COVID-19 crisis is having on the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) and National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).