Programme Funding Approach
Our new Programme Funding Approach will provide three years of funding for a programme of standard activities, without the need for individual business cases. We have developed guidance for the preparation, management and funding of these programmes of activities.
The guidance documents are on the Waka Kotahi website
For the 2024-27 NLTP, we want to enable a three-year programme of standard activities to be considered for funding, where supported by a business case. We also want to discuss how an Activity Management Plan could be used in place of a business case. By managing these activities as a programme, we’ll be able to deliver greater efficiencies and better transport outcomes for your region.
We’ll be holding an online workshop on the new approach on 10 November. Details of the workshop will be emailed to all Approved Organisations, who are welcome to invite their consultants to attend.
Benefits Framework Update
A set of 14 measures have been chosen from our Benefits Framework against which investment through the NLTP will be consistently reported across multiple NLTPs. These measures represent the five outcomes being sought for the land transport system through the Ministry of Transport’s Transport Outcomes Framework and align with the critical areas of investment. All the measures, except the new measure: 8.1.3 Vehicle Kilometres Travelled (Light Vehicles), are from the existing benefits framework.
Emissions Reduction VKT Planning
This document provides early guidance on VKT reduction planning at a national and regional level. It outlines the evidence to support the identification of interventions that would help you achieve VKT reduction targets, based on funding availability.
Provisional Indications of Funding Ranges for Continuous Programmes and Low Cost / Low Risk
Waka Kotahi has begun a process in collaboration with Te Ringa Maimoa (formerly known as REG) to undertake an assessment of likely funding for continuous programmes (Local Roads, Operations, Maintenance and Renewals, Public Transport and Road Safety Promotion) and Low Cost Low Risk programmes.
The intention is to provide councils with an early indication of likely investment from Waka Kotahi for the 2024-27 NLTP to help inform conversations about the development of their three-year programmes for submission to the RLTP and NLTP process.
Councils will still be expected to develop robust activity management plans, but if we can successfully land and agree investment ranges early as councils are developing these plans, we will reduce the level of detailed assessment required.
The project is currently in the data collection phase with a technical working group established to provide initial direction and guidance. When this has been refined and tested, we will begin working with technical working group made up of sector representatives to refine this process before the end of this year, to enable us to provide early indications of appropriate investment noting that final investment levels will be set by the GPS.
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AMP Exemplar Guidance
The AMP exemplar will be provided to AMP writers and practitioners by Te Ringa Maimoa Champions at their November workshops. The exemplar will be released early 2023 and continually updated in line with sector best practice.