18D Variation of regional land transport plans

(1)

A regional transport committee may prepare a variation to its regional land transport plan during the 6 years to which it applies if—

(a)

the variation addresses an issue raised by a review carried out under section 18CA; or

(b)

good reason exists for making the variation.

(2)

A variation may be prepared by a regional transport committee—

(a)

at the request of an approved organisation or the Agency; or

(b)

on the regional transport committee’s own motion.

(3)

A variation may be prepared by Auckland Transport

(a)

at the request of the Agency or the Auckland Council; or

(b)

on Auckland Transport’s own motion.

(4)

The regional transport committee or Auckland Transport must consider any variation request promptly.

(5)

The provisions of this Act that apply to the preparation of a regional land transport plan apply with the necessary modifications to a variation of a regional land transport plan; however, consultation is not required for any variation that—

(a)

is not significant; or

(b)

arises from the declaration or revocation of a State highway.

(6)

Section 18B applies, with the necessary modifications, to the approval by a regional council of a variation of a regional land transport plan.

(7)

The Agency must consider promptly whether to vary the national land transport programme after receiving a varied regional land transport plan forwarded to it by a regional council or Auckland Transport.

(8)

A variation of a regional land transport plan does not create an obligation on the Agency to vary the national land transport programme, but the Agency must give written reasons for any decision not to do so.

(9)

This section does not apply if section 18E applies.

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

Section 18D heading: amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18D(1): replaced, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(2) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18D(3): amended, on 1 November 2010, by section 113(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (2010 No 37).

Section 18D(3)(a): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(3) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18D(3)(b): amended, on 1 November 2010, by section 113(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (2010 No 37).

Section 18D(4): amended, on 1 November 2010, by section 113(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (2010 No 37).

Section 18D(5): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(4) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18D(6): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(4) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18D(6): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(5) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18D(7): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(6) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).

Section 18D(7): amended, on 1 November 2010, by section 113(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (2010 No 37).

Section 18D(8): amended, on 13 June 2013, by section 22(6) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 35).