Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Call For Submissions On Proposed Investment In Canterbury’s Transport System


The Canterbury Regional Transport Committee is seeking feedback on its proposed plan for the region’s transport system.

The draft Canterbury Regional Land Transport Plan 2024–34 sets out the current state of the region's transport system, the challenges it faces, and the priorities for future investment.

The draft plan proposes a $10.8 billion investment in Canterbury over the next decade. This is almost double the investment signalled in the previous plan three years ago.

Chair of the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee Peter Scott said the Committee welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with central government, councils outside of the region, the private sector and the wider community to improve transport in Canterbury and across the South Island.

“We’ve got a vision for the way we hope people will move around Canterbury and the South Island into the future, and this plan sets out how we hope to achieve that.

“Most people glaze-over when we try to talk to them about these types of plans, but they shouldn’t.

“This is everyone’s opportunity to tell us what they think about what we’re proposing for our region over the next ten years, and helps us make sure that we’ve accurately reflected the experiences and aspirations of the community.

“With the community’s input, and support from the Government and our partners, we have the opportunity to reshape Canterbury’s transport system, and make it world-class,” said Scott.

The draft plan sets out a vision for an innovative, resilient, low emissions transport system that will:

  • Create a well-maintained network
  • Manage risk of exposure to extreme events
  • Support and develop connected public transport and active transport networks
  • Implement safer systems (Road to Zero)
  • Support and develop freight systems connecting to air, rail and sea.
Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

“To deliver the work outlined in the draft plan we will need central government to come to the party to fund the gap we need, which will likely be around $4.6 billion,” continued Chair Scott.

Funding for transport programmes and projects across New Zealand mostly comes from council funding, direct Crown funding and the National Land Transport Fund, which is made up of road user charges and fuel taxes.

Make a submission

To find out more and have your say on the draft plan, you can make a submission:

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Monday 26 February 2024.

About the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee

The Canterbury Regional Transport Committee

comprises representatives from the region's councils as well as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. It meets at least four times a year with a primary role to develop and implement the Regional Land Transport Plan.

The Regional Land Transport Plan is a legislative document that sets out the current state of the region's transport network, the challenges it faces, the priorities for future investment and the policies it will operate by. It covers a 10-year period and is updated every three years.

Read full release »

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On National Spreading Panic About The Economy


The lure for New Zealand to join the AUKUS military alliance is that membership of only its “second pillar” will still (supposedly) give us access to state of the art military technologies. As top US official Kurt Campbell said during his visit to Wellington a year ago:
...We've been gratified by how many countries want to join with us to work with cutting-edge technologies like in the cyber arena, hypersonics, you can go down a long list and it's great to hear that New Zealand is interested...
More


 
 


Government: Retiring Chief Of Navy Thanked For His Service

Defence Minister Judith Collins has thanked the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral David Proctor, for his service as he retires from the Royal New Zealand Navy after 37 years. Rear Admiral Proctor will retire on 16 May to take up an employment opportunity in Australia... More


Labour: Grant Robertson To Retire From Parliament
Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.