$24.3 billion investment announced for NZ transport system

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 8, 2021

Waka Kotahi NZTA has announced a $24.3 billion programme of investment planned for New Zealand’s land transport system over the next three years.

The investment covers 11 separate areas in the 2021–24 National Land Transport Programme.

Waka Kotahi chief executive Nicole Rosie said NLTP investments are designed to give effect to the strategic priorities outlined in the Government Policy Statement for land transport.

“The transport investments in Ngā Kaupapa Huarahi o Aotearoa aim to deliver the greatest possible benefits for people and communities across New Zealand,” she said.

“They’ll help make our transport system safer, more sustainable and make key routes more resilient to help keep people, businesses and communities connected.”

Rosie said the announcement represents more investment than ever before in the land transport system.

“And will make significant investment in legacy projects in our main urban areas that will support growth, help with economic recovery and set New Zealand on the path to transition to a sustainable economy through record investments in public transport and walking and cycling,” she said.

The investment covers the following areas:

Northland $751 million

Canterbury $1.2 billion

Wellington $3.1 billion

Manawatū/Whanganui $1.3 billion

Hawke’s Bay $376 million

Gisborne $209 million

Auckland $7.3 billion

Waikato $1.5 billion

Bay of Plenty $1.4 billion

Taranaki $447 million

Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman $289 million

West Coast $178 million

Otago/Southland $1.1 billion