We're working closely with the Ministry of Transport on the development of the 2021 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS), which is expected to be released for feedback in early 2020.
Business Case Approach
We’re making a few changes to the Business Case Approach, having heard your concerns about the process and the need to make it simpler and easier. This includes:
How we better use existing council planning documents to serve as business cases, such as the RLTP, Activity Management Plans and Regional Public Transport Plans, for more investment decisions.
How we simplify business cases to enable investment decision-making to differentiate on project risk and capability.
Transport Investment Online (TIO)
We’re redeveloping TIO to reduce the number of information fields, ensure data only needs to be input once, establish roles and responsibilities for data quality and provide better reporting.
Transport Agency Investment Proposal (TAIP)
We’re also working on our own programme of activities that will sit within the Transport Agency Investment Proposal (TAIP), which includes our proposed investment in the state highway network. We're planning sector engagement in early 2020, and then releasing this for consideration in RLTPs at the end of July 2020.
Arataki: Our Plan for the Land Transport System
We recognise there will be a number of changes in the future that will directly influence New Zealand’s land transport system. These include:
climate change – sea level rise, extreme weather events, erosion, emissions and the impact of hotter temperatures on infrastructure
technology – ability to cause disruption to the transport system, vehicle improvements, ride sharing/vehicle sharing, demand management, etc
demographic change - ageing population, cultural diversity, negative growth areas, and changing needs in accessibility and mobility
changing economic structure – spill-over effects from Auckland's growth, freight, tourism, more intense urban development and urban congestion
our funding environment – constrained funding and increasing costs
changing needs of our customers – greater use of mobility options, increasing expectations and greater reliance on real-time information
We need to be able to respond to these, to keep people and freight moving and ensure regions and cities continue to prosper. Arataki is our 10-year plan, working with you, to tackle these changes as they impact on your region.
We’re currently working on regional and inter-regional summaries and will start testing this material with local government staff in the next couple of months.
This draft material will provide the starting point for our conversations with everyone early in 2020. If you have any questions or you'd like to discuss this work more, please contact the team at email@example.com.
Investment Decision-Making Framework (IDMF)
We’re undertaking a major review of our IDMF. This is the framework we use to make our investment and prioritisation decisions in the NLTP.
With the change in transport priorities, the new framework will put people and place at the centre of our decision-making – along with an emphasis on thinking about the whole transport system and achieving a mode neutral approach, as well as addressing safety, resilience, environmental impacts and climate change – and any further changes in the 2021 GPS.
Assessment will require taking a holistic look at all impacts, costs and benefits against the Ministry of Transport's Transport Outcomes Framework.
We expect to have a draft of our assessment requirements and tools for consultation in December, and adopt the changes in March 2020. Prioritisation of the NLTP will focus on giving best effect to the GPS, and we will be engaging with you on this once the draft GPS is released.
We expect to have a draft Investment Assessment Framework (IAF) for consultation in November/December and adopt the changes in March 2020.