For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (the principal rule) and 10 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2014 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 10 separate amendment rules, including this rule. The 11th proposed rule, an amendment to the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999, is proceeding separately.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (the Agency) sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2 400 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the rules to be amended. The Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the Agency's contact centre and, together with questions and answers, was also made available on the Agency's Internet site. The availability of the amendment proposals for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin and in the Gazette.
The Agency received 25 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 4 commented on the proposed amendments to the principal rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising this amendment rule before it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.