For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (the principal rule) and 14 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single rule, the Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment rules, including this amendment rule.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (the Agency) sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 3 170 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 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 35 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 27 commented on the proposed amendments to the principal rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising this amendment rule, following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.