18B Process for approving regional land transport plans prepared for regional councils

(1)

A regional transport committee that has prepared a regional land transport plan on behalf of a regional council must, after it has consulted under sections 18 and 18A, lodge the regional land transport plan with the regional council.

(2)

If a regional transport committee decides not to include in its regional land transport plan an activity or combination of activities proposed by an approved organisation or the Agency, the regional transport committee must, at the same time as it lodges the plan with the regional council under subsection (1), give the approved organisation or the Agency (as the case may require) written advice of the decision and the reasons for the decision.

(3)

The relevant regional council may, after considering a regional land transport plan that has been lodged with it under subsection (1), decide—

(a)

to approve the regional land transport plan, without modification; or

(b)

to refer the regional land transport plan back to the regional transport committee with a request that the regional transport committee reconsider 1 or more aspects of the regional land transport plan.

(4)

If a regional council refers a regional land transport plan back to its regional transport committee, the regional transport committee may, after reconsidering the aspects referred back to it by the regional council in its request, forward to the regional council either or both of the following:

(a)

an amended regional land transport plan that has been consulted on in accordance with sections 18 and 18A:

(b)

any additional information that has been requested by the regional council or that the regional transport committee considers will help the regional council with its decision.

(5)

Despite subsection (4)(a), a regional transport committee may forward an amended regional land transport plan to the regional council without consulting in accordance with sections 18 and 18A if the amendment or amendments to the regional land transport plan are not significant.

(6)

If a regional council receives an amended regional land transport plan, or a regional land transport plan with additional information, under subsection (4), it must—

(a)

approve the plan or amended plan and forward it to the Agency; or

(b)

forward the plan or amended plan to the Agency stating that it is not approved along with a statement of its reasons.

(7)

If the Agency receives an amended regional land transport plan, or a regional land transport plan with additional information, under subsection (6)(b), the Agency must, when developing the national land transport programme,—

(a)

treat the regional land transport plan or amended regional land transport plan as approved; and

(b)

consider the regional council’s statement of reasons.

(8)

Section 18F applies, with the necessary modifications, to any plan or amended plan and statement of reasons forwarded under subsection (6).

Section 18B: inserted, on 1 August 2008, by section 16 of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47).

Section 18B heading: amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(1): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(2): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(3): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(3)(a): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(3)(b): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(4): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(4)(a): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(5): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(6): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(6)(a): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(6)(b): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(7): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(3) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(7)(a): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(3) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18B(8): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).