Land Transport Management Amendment Bill

  • enacted
16 Section 16 replaced (Form and content of regional land transport programmes (for regions other than Auckland))
  • Replace section 16 with:

    16 Form and content of regional land transport plans
    • (1) A regional land transport plan must set out the region’s land transport objectives, policies, and measures for at least 10 financial years from the start of the regional land transport plan.

      (2) A regional land transport plan must include—

      • (a) a statement of transport priorities for the region for the 10 financial years from the start of the regional land transport plan; and

      • (b) a financial forecast of anticipated revenue and expenditure on activities for the 10 financial years from the start of the regional land transport plan; and

      • (c) all regionally significant expenditure on land transport activities to be funded from sources other than the national land transport fund during the 6 financial years from the start of the regional land transport plan; and

      • (d) an identification of those activities (if any) that have inter-regional significance.

      (3) For the purpose of seeking payment from the national land transport fund, a regional land transport plan must contain, for the first 6 financial years to which the plan relates,—

      • (a) for regions other than Auckland, activities proposed by approved organisations in the region relating to local road maintenance, local road renewals, local road minor capital works, and existing public transport services; and

      • (b) in the case of Auckland, activities proposed by Auckland Transport; and

      • (c) the following activities that the regional transport committee decides to include in the regional land transport plan:

        • (i) activities proposed by approved organisations in the region or, in the case of Auckland, by the Auckland Council, other than those activities specified in paragraphs (a) and (b); and

        • (ii) activities relating to State highways in the region that are proposed by the Agency; and

        • (iii) activities, other than those relating to State highways, that the Agency may propose for the region and that the Agency wishes to see included in the regional land transport plan; and

      • (d) the order of priority of the significant activities that a regional transport committee includes in the regional land transport plan under paragraphs (a), (b), and (c); and

      • (e) an assessment of each activity prepared by the organisation that proposes the activity under paragraph (a), (b), or (c) that includes—

        • (i) the objective or policy to which the activity will contribute; and

        • (ii) an estimate of the total cost and the cost for each year; and

        • (iii) the expected duration of the activity; and

        • (iv) any proposed sources of funding other than the national land transport fund (including, but not limited to, tolls, funding from approved organisations, and contributions from other parties); and

        • (v) any other relevant information; and

      • (f) the measures that will be used to monitor the performance of the activities.

      (4) An organisation may only propose an activity for inclusion in the regional land transport plan if it or another organisation accepts financial responsibility for the activity.

      (5) For the purpose of the inclusion of activities in a national land transport programme,—

      • (a) a regional land transport plan must be in the form and contain the detail that the Agency may prescribe in writing to regional transport committees; and

      • (b) the assessment under subsection (3)(e) must be in a form and contain the detail required by the regional transport committee, taking account of any prescription made by the Agency under paragraph (a).

      (6) A regional land transport plan must also include—

      • (a) an assessment of how the plan complies with section 14; and

      • (b) an assessment of the relationship of Police activities to the regional land transport plan; and

      • (c) a list of activities that have been approved under section 20 but are not yet completed; and

      • (d) an explanation of the proposed action, if it is proposed that an activity be varied, suspended, or abandoned; and

      • (e) a description of how monitoring will be undertaken to assess implementation of the regional land transport plan; and

      • (f) a summary of the consultation carried out in the preparation of the regional land transport plan; and

      • (g) a summary of the policy relating to significance adopted by the regional transport committee under section 106(2); and

      • (h) any other relevant matters.

      (7) For the purposes of this section, existing public transport services means the level of public transport services in place in the financial year before the commencement of the regional land transport plan, and any minor changes to those services.