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
Waka Kotahi is seeking public feedback on proposed improvements to SH75 Halswell Road, between Dunbars and Curletts Road, to improve the journey for bus users between the south-west suburbs and the central city. Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday, 4 May 2021.
- SH1 Kāpiti corridor improvements
When the PP2Ō Expressway opens it will become State Highway 1 and work will begin to convert the old State Highway 1 route to a local road – a process is known as revocation. We are currently developing designs for the PP2Ō section, while construction work on the Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) section of old SH1 is underway. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 7 May 2021.
- SH5/SH51 Hawke’s Bay speed review
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is undertaking two speed reviews in Hawke’s Bay. These are SH51 from Marine Parade to Waipatu and SH5 from Napier through to Taupō. Submissions close at 11pm on Sunday, 9 May 2021.
- Temporary right turn ban from Coatesville/Riverhead Highway onto SH16
We are consulting on a temporary right turn ban onto State Highway 16 from Coatesville/Riverhead Highway. The proposed solution will improve safety at this busy intersection until the permanent roundabout is completed as part of the SH16: Brigham Creek to Waimauku safety project. Submissions close 5pm on Friday 14 May 2021.
- Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2021 consultation
We are consulting on a proposed new rule enabling an improved approach to speed management planning on New Zealand roads, called the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2021. We welcome your feedback on the use of speed management plans and the new independent speed management committee; relating to the use of emergency, temporary, variable speed limits; speed limits around schools; and other minor proposals. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 25 June 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)