Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax Scheme—Auckland) Amendment Order 2023


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Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax Scheme—Auckland) Amendment Order 2023

Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of April 2023

The Right Hon Chris Hipkins presiding in Council

This order is made under section 65K(2) of the Land Transport Management Act 2003


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Transport.


1 Title

This order is the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax Scheme—Auckland) Amendment Order 2023.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 11 May 2023.

4 Clause 5 amended (Establishment of regional fuel tax scheme)

Replace clause 5(3) with:


This order is made as a result of—


a proposal of the Auckland Council entitled Proposal for a Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland and dated 1 June 2018; and


a proposal of the Auckland Council entitled Proposal to Vary Regional Fuel Tax Scheme Project Details and dated 5 May 2022.

5 Schedule 2 replaced

Replace Schedule 2 with the Schedule 2 set out in the Schedule of this order.

Schedule Schedule 2 replaced

cl 5

Schedule 2 Programme of capital projects supported by Auckland RFT scheme

cl 5(4)

Capital project and descriptionProposed start dateProposed completion date
Project 1: bus priority improvements (and associated walking and cycling safety improvements)—
  • capital expenditure for whole-of-route bus priority improvements for approximately 200 km of high-priority bus routes (and associated safety improvements for walking and cycling on 15 to 20 km of those routes). The current highest priorities include Sandringham Road, Mt Eden Road, Manukau Road, Great North Road, Ponsonby Road, Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Pakuranga Road, and New North Road:

  • capital expenditure for 3 new bus interchanges at Glenfield shops, Dominion Road/Mt Albert Road intersection, and Dominion Road/Balmoral Road intersection:

  • capital expenditure for bus priority improvements and improved bus shelters along Carrington Road:

  • capital expenditure for bus and cycle lanes along Rosedale Road:

  • capital expenditure to address accessibility deficiencies at public transport facilities (including tactile ground surfaces, appropriate slope gradients, clear paths of travel, and information at appropriate heights):

  • capital expenditure for double-decker mitigation work, to enable double-decker buses to operate along certain routes:

  • capital expenditure for Sylvia Park bus improvements, including a new bus station and route at Sylvia Park:

  • operational expenditure for additional bus services on the above improved routes.

Project 2: city centre bus infrastructure—
  • capital expenditure for downtown bus infrastructure, including a bus interchange in Lower Albert Street for North Shore and western buses, a bus interchange in Wynyard Quarter, a bus interchange in the Beach Road area, and bus priority improvements (for example, bus lanes or intersection optimisation) along Customs Street:

  • capital expenditure for bus infrastructure in the city centre, including bus priority improvements and passenger facilities (stops and shelters) on Wellesley Street and Grafton Road, and a new Learning Quarter–Grafton Gully bus interchange:

  • capital expenditure for Albert Street–Vincent Street bus corridor and improvements.

Project 3: improving airport access—
  • capital expenditure for airport access public transport improvements, including capital improvements to support improved bus services from New Lynn, Mt Roskill, Onehunga, and Botany to the airport:

  • capital expenditure for Puhinui bus–rail interchange upgrade:

  • capital expenditure for new cycleways and cycling infrastructure in Māngere Bridge and Māngere:

  • capital expenditure for airport to Botany route protection:

  • capital expenditure for bus priority improvements and an interim bus interchange to extend the Airport Link Bus to Botany via Te Irirangi Drive:

  • operating expenditure for additional bus services to improve airport access on the above-mentioned routes.

Project 4: Eastern Busway—20182028
  • capital expenditure for Eastern Busway from Panmure to Pakuranga:

  • capital expenditure for Pakuranga Town Centre Bus Station and Reeves Road Flyover:

  • capital expenditure for Ti Rakau Drive Busway:

  • capital expenditure for Botany Bus Station:

  • operational expenditure for additional bus services on the Eastern Busway.

Project 5: park-and-ride facilities—
  • capital expenditure for park-and-ride facilities in the north, north-west, south, and other areas, subject to business cases:

  • capital expenditure for improvements to the existing park-and-ride facility at Waiheke Island’s Matiatia transport interchange, and related landside improvements.

Project 6: electric trains and stabling—
  • capital and operating expenditure for 23 additional trains and the construction of facilities to house and maintain the 23 additional trains:

  • capital and operating expenditure for a new heavy maintenance facility to overhaul the existing train fleet:

  • capital expenditure for improvements at Wellesley Street, Pitt Street, and Mt Eden Road to support new City Rail Link stations and to improve transfers between City Rail Link stations and other public transport services:

  • operating expenditure for additional services (utilising the new trains) along the Eastern, Western, and Southern lines.

Project 7: ferry network improvements—20182028
  • capital expenditure for upgrade of Piers 3 and 4:

  • capital expenditure for the redevelopment and upgrade of the Ferry Basin:

  • capital expenditure for charging infrastructure for electric ferries.

Project 8: road safety—20182028
  • capital expenditure for critical safety projects across Auckland, including safer speed limits, rural road safety improvements, safer community projects (including through the Community Safety Fund), lower-cost targeted safety improvements, and installation of red light cameras:

  • capital expenditure to address high-risk corridors, intersections, and speed-related deficiencies on the network:

  • capital expenditure for the Rural Road Safety Programme and Urban Road Safety Programme to address 10 to 12 high-risk intersections per year, 200 km of high-risk routes per year, and 10% of the high-risk speed network per year, including the following:

    • safety improvements to high-risk corridors in urban areas Karangahape Road, Dominion Road, Queen Street, Symonds Street, and Lincoln Road, and high-risk intersections at Karangahape Road/Mercury Lane, Upper Queen Street/Karangahape Road, Botany Road/Ti Rakau Drive, Blockhouse Bay Road/Chalmers Street, and Trugood Drive/Ti Rakau Drive:

    • safety improvements to high-risk corridors Whitford Road, Old North Road, Murphys Road, Dairy Flat Highway, and Heights Road:

    • safety improvements to high-risk intersections at Popes Road/Porchester Road, Waiuku Road/Attewell Road, Old North Road/Old Railway Road, Murphys Road/Redoubt Road and Coatesville–Riverhead Highway/Dairy Flat Highway:

  • capital expenditure for expansion of safer communities (including through the Community Safety Fund) and speed management to cover more of the network, in particular on routes to and from schools, public transport facilities, and town centres. Funding will be applied to signage related to speed limit changes, traffic-calming measures (including speed humps), safety cameras, and crossing safety improvements:

  • operating expenditure to fund, in the early stages, investigation and analysis, project development, and early community and stakeholder engagement.

Project 9: active transport—
  • capital expenditure for walking and cycling programmes with priority investment in Manukau and Māngere East:

  • capital expenditure for the Meadowbank–Kohimarama Connectivity Project (formerly called Orakei shared path):

  • capital expenditure for Tamaki Drive and Ngapipi Road safety improvements:

  • capital expenditure to support the City Centre Masterplan Access for Everyone programme:

  • capital expenditure for a programme delivering lower-cost cycling and micromobility improvements, including pop-up protection projects to retrofit existing painted cycle lanes with appropriate safety barriers.

Project 10: Penlink—
  • planning and land acquisition work for Penlink project.

Project 11: Mill Road corridor—
  • planning and land acquisition work for Mill Road project.

Project 12: road corridor improvements—20182028
  • capital expenditure on Lincoln Road and Matakana Link Road:

  • capital expenditure on Glenvar Road/East Coast Road intersection upgrade, Smales Road/Allens Road intersection upgrade, and Lake Road improvements:

  • capital expenditure on seal extensions.

Project 13: network capacity and performance improvement—
  • capital expenditure to enhance public transport access, including on-demand dynamic rideshare trials, integrating active transport with scheduled public transport services, and traffic signal bus prioritisation:

  • capital expenditure on network reliability by improving intersections, including in Mt Wellington, on Mill Road, and on Great South Road (Takanini):

  • capital expenditure to repurpose existing road space to improve peak traffic flows by using dynamic traffic lanes on Great North Road, Blockhouse Bay Road, Patiki Road, Redoubt Road, and East Coast Road.

Project 14: growth-related transport infrastructure—
  • capital expenditure on growth-related transport projects, by providing support for additional population growth including bus priority, special vehicle lanes, and intersection improvements in the following key priority areas:

    • Pukekohe, Drury, Paerata, and Takanini:

    • Silverdale, Dairy Flat, Wainui, and Warkworth:

    • Kumeu, Red Hill, and Whenuapai:

    • Tāmaki, Māngere, and Mount Roskill (to support transport elements of the Auckland Housing Programme and supporting growth).


Rachel Hayward,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 11 May 2023, amends the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax Scheme—Auckland) Order 2018. It replaces Schedule 2 of that order, which lists the projects to be funded by the regional fuel tax in Auckland. The new Schedule 2 reflects changes proposed by the Auckland Council. Some new projects have been added to the schedule and, from the date of commencement of these regulations, those new projects will be eligible to be funded from the regional fuel tax.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 April 2023.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Transport.