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RLTP public consultation 2018

Have your say on the draft Regional Land Transport Plan

We’re updating our plan | Kei te whakahou tātou i te mahere

The Waikato is in the heart of the upper North Island economic and transport system. Our road and rail corridors are used to move freight to and from the ports of Auckland and Tauranga, and they transport visitors to some of the country’s top tourism hotspots. And, of course, our land transport system is used by the people of the Waikato in their everyday life, whether they’re getting from A to B by private motor vehicle, public transport, foot or bike.

The Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) sets out how we want to see our land transport system developed. It came out in 2015, but already a lot has changed since then. We are seeing tremendous growth and development in some parts of the region, and this is putting pressure on our existing transport networks. We are still seeing unacceptable statistics in road deaths and injuries, so we need to find a better way to address this. And today’s rapidly changing social, economic and technological landscape will ultimately result in a different land transport system than what we currently have.

The regional council is required to update its RLTP midway through its six year life. A draft plan, prepared by the Waikato Regional Transport Committee – comprising elected members from all the local and regional councils and the NZ Transport Agency – is now out for consultation. The plan outlines the key problems that the Regional Transport Committee wants to focus on, and the benefits of doing so. The plan also makes clear the region’s key objectives and priorities for land transport, and details the significant transport activities that we want central government funding for.

Have your say! | Homai ōu whakaaro

We want your feedback on all the issues, so please take the time to make a submission.

>>  Click here to read the draft plan, and make and send your submission online.(external link)


Don’t have access to a computer or internet?

Copies of draft plan and submission form are available below, and at libraries and councils across the region. Free post your submission to: Transport Policy Team, Freepost 118509, Waikato Regional Council, Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240.




Draft 2018 update to the 2015 Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan [PDF, 14 MB]

Summary of the draft update [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Submission form [PDF, 299 KB]




Transport Policy Team
Freepost 118509
Waikato Regional Council
Private Bag 3038
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

Drop it off
Waikato Regional Council
401 Grey Street, Hamilton East

What we’d like your views on

  • Are these the region’s key issues we should be focusing on over the life of this plan?
  • Have we got our priorities right?
  • Will the transport activities identified in the plan deliver the results we are seeking?

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 9 April 2018.

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