This page relates to the current Government Policy Statement. The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next 10 years.
It sets out how funding is allocated between activities such as road safety policing, state highway improvements, local and regional roads and public transport.
Update as at March 2020
The Ministry of Transport has released the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2021/22–2030/31 (the draft GPS 2021) for public feedback.
GPS 2018/19 – 2027/28
Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced the release of the Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) 2018/19 – 2027/28 on 28 June 2018. GPS 2018 takes effect on 1 July 2018.
The Government’s commitments make it clear that transformation of the land transport system is a priority. GPS 2018 presents a number of changes in direction, prioritising a safer transport system free of death and injury, accessible and affordable transport, reduced emissions and value for money.
- GPS 2018 [PDF, 3.3 MB]
- GPS Q&As - as at 28 June 2018 [PDF, 612 KB] (General questions, funding updates including cycling and walking, implementation queries)
- GPS at a Glance [PDF, 927 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Paper Agreement to release GPS 2018 [PDF, 183 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Minutes for Agreement to release GPS 2018 [PDF, 145 KB]
- Read the Cabinet Paper pre release of engagment draft [PDF, 623 KB]
- Minutes of Decision from Cabinet Public Engagement [PDF, 117 KB]
- Transport Minister Phil Twyford announces final GPS(external link)
- Finance Minister Grant Robertson release on GPS funding(external link)
- Summary of Submissions Report [PDF, 411 KB] (Detail changes made due to feedback received is included in this document)
Other policy advice and modelling provided during development of GPS 2018
- Expenditure implications from reflecting your priorities in the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 [PDF, 3.2 MB] – briefing – 15 January 2018
- Discussion of trade-offs between revenue and expenditure to assist with decisions for the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 [PDF, 1.4 MB] – briefing – 2 February 2018
- Funding scenarios for GPS 2018 [PDF, 882 KB] – appendix – 2 February 2018
- Additional funding scenarios for GPS 2018: Crown loan for mass transit [PDF, 813 KB] – appendix – 5 February 2018
- Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 priorities and revised funding ranges [PDF, 2.1 MB] – briefing – 7 March 2018
- Information on Government Policy Statement on land transport funding ranges and the Auckland Transport Alignment Project indicative package [PDF, 472 KB] – aide memoire – 19 April 2018
- Forecast activity class expenditure and Auckland share [PDF, 292 KB] – aide memoire – 18 May 2018
Update as of November 2019
GPS 2018 included a draft set of measures to assess progress against GPS priorities, objectives, and desired results. It stated that “The Ministry of Transport and NZ Transport Agency will work together to further develop these draft measures and finalise them for the second stage GPS”.
Since the release of GPS 2018 in June last year, the Ministry and NZTA have progressed this work and have now finalised the measures. The final set of GPS 2018 measures includes a total of 82 measures that reflect the 33 GPS 2018 short to medium term results. Measures have been designed to align with existing data sources (e.g. NZTA output class reporting) as much as possible, however some measures are under development or not yet available.
As there will not be a second stage GPS published (see above), we are instead publishing the finalised measures as a standalone document. We are currently working to collate and analyse the relevant data and expect to release the first GPS 2018 annual report for 2018/19 in early 2020.