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We want to hear what you think about two major plans that affect transport in the Wellington Region: the Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) and the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP). The consultations both open on Monday 15 February and close on Friday 19 March, 5pm.

Planning our future

Transport is vital to everyday life, from going to where we learn, work and play to getting access to the goods and services we need. The transport system shapes the places we live and how we live. The greater Wellington transport system faces many challenges and with limits to what can be spent, national, regional and local prioritisation helps to decide what to invest in.

There are two committees that oversee transport in the region: the Regional Transport Committee and Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee. Through meaningful collaboration, the Regional Transport Committee plays a central role. By agreeing regional transport priorities, advocating for better outcomes for greater Wellington and aligning what we do across regional and district boundaries, our projects are more meaningful and our investment goes further.

This is particularly important for our public transport network, an important part of our daily life in the region, and much of the focus of Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee. With a growing population, changing climate and increasing demands for better services, it is more important than ever that our stakeholders understand how this system works so together we can build the transport system that our communities deserve and invest in regional economic growth and prosperity.

REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLAN (RPTP) - consultation now open!

The Regional Public Transport Plan guides the design and delivery of public transport services, information and infrastructure across the Wellington Region. It is developed in collaboration with our community and outlines:

  • What we want our public transport system to achieve
  • How Greater Wellington proposes to get there
  • Which Metlink public transport services we are proposing to provide, and our Total Mobility providers.
  • CLICK HERE to find the full draft RPTP, summary document and submission form.


REGIONAL LAND TRANSPORT PLAN (RLTP) - consultation now open!

The Regional Land Transport Plan sets the direction for transport tin the region, identifies regional priorities and sets out the transport projects we intend to invest in. National and regional priorities don't always align. It is during these times that having a robust regional consensus regarding transport matters and coordinated advocacy is critical to working towards improved regional transport outcomes.

The regional layer of transport is important as it:

  • Mediates national and local priorities
  • Advocates for the region’s transport priorities
  • Supports the region in allocating its transport investment
  • Provides an avenue for strong inter-regional collaboration.
  • CLICK HERE to find the full draft RLTP, summary document and submission form

We want to hear what you think about two major plans that affect transport in the Wellington Region: the Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) and the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP). The consultations both open on Monday 15 February and close on Friday 19 March, 5pm.

Planning our future

Transport is vital to everyday life, from going to where we learn, work and play to getting access to the goods and services we need. The transport system shapes the places we live and how we live. The greater Wellington transport system faces many challenges and with limits to what can be spent, national, regional and local prioritisation helps to decide what to invest in.

There are two committees that oversee transport in the region: the Regional Transport Committee and Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee. Through meaningful collaboration, the Regional Transport Committee plays a central role. By agreeing regional transport priorities, advocating for better outcomes for greater Wellington and aligning what we do across regional and district boundaries, our projects are more meaningful and our investment goes further.

This is particularly important for our public transport network, an important part of our daily life in the region, and much of the focus of Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee. With a growing population, changing climate and increasing demands for better services, it is more important than ever that our stakeholders understand how this system works so together we can build the transport system that our communities deserve and invest in regional economic growth and prosperity.

REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLAN (RPTP) - consultation now open!

The Regional Public Transport Plan guides the design and delivery of public transport services, information and infrastructure across the Wellington Region. It is developed in collaboration with our community and outlines:

  • What we want our public transport system to achieve
  • How Greater Wellington proposes to get there
  • Which Metlink public transport services we are proposing to provide, and our Total Mobility providers.
  • CLICK HERE to find the full draft RPTP, summary document and submission form.


REGIONAL LAND TRANSPORT PLAN (RLTP) - consultation now open!

The Regional Land Transport Plan sets the direction for transport tin the region, identifies regional priorities and sets out the transport projects we intend to invest in. National and regional priorities don't always align. It is during these times that having a robust regional consensus regarding transport matters and coordinated advocacy is critical to working towards improved regional transport outcomes.

The regional layer of transport is important as it:

  • Mediates national and local priorities
  • Advocates for the region’s transport priorities
  • Supports the region in allocating its transport investment
  • Provides an avenue for strong inter-regional collaboration.
  • CLICK HERE to find the full draft RLTP, summary document and submission form
  • Consultation calls for lower carbon emissions, safer roads and a more connected transport network across the Wellington Region

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    09 Feb 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE
    9 FEBRUARY 2021

    Public consultation is open for the Regional Land Transport Plan 2021 (RLTP) which is calling on the community’s views on how to make a safer, more sustainable transport network for our region.

    Regional Transport Committee Chair and Greater Wellington Regional Councillor, Adrienne Staples says that the RLTP is a bold plan that matches the Government’s goal of halving carbon emissions by 2030, and hitting net zero by 2050.

    “This regional transport plan supports the national vision of a brighter, healthier future, but shows that the real mahi starts right here in our region,” says Cr Staples.

    In partnership with Waka Kotahi, KiwiRail and local councils, the RLTP proposes a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from transport and 40% increase in sustainable travel by 2030.

    At the heart of it, the RLTP is realising a future where regional transport is safer, greener and more connected so the wider community can work, play and live a better quality of life in our extraordinary region.

    “To support this vision, we also propose a 40% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries to show we’re committed to going ‘green and clean’ in a safe way that protects our community’s wellbeing.

    “Transport is a keystone to everyday life – so we highly encourage everyone to take this opportunity to have their say on how we plan to achieve these core priorities,” says Cr Staples.

    In addition to these core objectives, the RLTP seeks to meet the growing demand for public transport, improving travel options and travel safety, increasing resilience and progressing these goals with funding constraints.

    “On a practical level, we’re working across agencies and councils to make it safer to travel within the region, whether that’s by walking, cycling, driving or using public transport,” says Cr Staples.

    “Already Waka Kotahi have got consent to progress the Te Ara Tupua Ngā Ūranga – Pito-One project, a walking and cycling link between Wellington and Lower Hutt, that will enable more people to walk, bike and safely connect with local paths in Wellington and the Hutt Valley.

    “We want to move to a fully electric vehicle public transport fleet to help reduce the carbon footprint of the region and make it easier for you to leave the car at home.

    “Our partnership is also seeking improved additional network capacity for long-distance rail commuters and infrastructure improvements across the region to assist efficient travel.

    “These are just a few examples – there is a lot we want to achieve, however with the financial pressures COVID-19 placed on our ratepayers we’ll need financial support from central government to bring these objectives to life.

    “We want to hear your thoughts on the direction of the plan that covers a variety of objectives from road safety right through to infrastructure improvements,” says Cr Staples.

    Have your say on the proposed direction for the region’s transport network and the priorities given to large, new projects for the region.

    To learn more about what is in the plan and share your thoughts on transport in the region visit http://haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz/ or call us on 0800 496 734.

    ENDS