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Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015

Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015

Updated 16 February 2021 5:11pm

The Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) is our blueprint for a transport network that will keep the Wellington region vibrant, on the move and enable it to grow and meet future needs.

We’re currently consulting on the draft Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2021 until 5pm on March 19 2021. Find out more and have your say.

The RLTP 2015 sets out the strategic direction for land transport in the Wellington region over the next 10-30 years.

It also includes a programme of all the land transport activities in the region that we need funding for over the next six years between 2015 and 2021.

Bids for funding are considered by the NZ Transport Agency for inclusion in the National Land Transport Programme.

Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015

RLTP Mid-Term Review 2018

We have recently completed a mid-term review of the 2015 RLTP, which updated the programme of land transport activities for the period between 2018 and 2021.

The review concluded that the strategic direction of the RLTP 2015 remains fit for purpose, and identified public transport, resilience and walking and cycling as key areas of focus over the next three years.

The updated programme of land transport activities has been prepared to align with the 2018 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport and will feed into the National Land Transport Programme 2018-21 (NLTP).

The updated programme reflects a shift in investment priorities, with more emphasis on public transport, resilience and walking and cycling. Railway track improvements have also been included in the programme for the first time as these can now be funded through the NLTP, under the new Government Policy Statement. There is also a shift in state highway investment to focus on safety improvements to reflect the government’s priorities.

Two-page summary of the 2018-2021 RLTP programme

Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2018 Mid-Term Update (front section)

Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2018 Mid-Term Update (programme section)

Variations to the RLTP

Legislation allows the RLTP to be varied from time to time between official reviews every three years.

Variations between July 2018 and June 2021

Variation to the RLTP 2015 (Upper Hutt Trail) December 2015

Variation to the RLTP 2015 (SH2 Carterton to Masterton Safety Improvements) April 2016

Variation to the RLTP 2015 (SH2 Mt Bruce Safety Improvements) September 2017

Variation to the RLTP 2015 (Waterloo and Paraparaumu site purchase and development) October 2017

Variation to the RLTP (State Highway LED street lighting conversion) April 2018

Variation to the RLTP 2015 (Tawa Street Level Crossing Automatic Gates and new pedestrian surface treatments) May 2018

Variation to RLTP (LGWM Speed Management) September 2019

Variation to RLTP (Porirua City Council Activity Management Plan) February 2020

Variation to RLTP (Business case phases for the Wellington Metropolitan Rail Network Resignalling and Train Control System Renewal) June 2020

Variation to RLTP (Colombo Road Bridge Replacement, Masterton) September 2020

Variation to RLTP (Silverstream Pipeline Bridge Walkway and Cycleway Business Case) December 2020

Policy Framework


Summary of strategic approach


Transport network pressures and issues

Problem description

Objectives and outcomes

Measuring progress


Corridor Strategies

Strategic case for investment by corridor

Ngauranga to airport corridor strategy

Western corridor strategy

Hutt corridor strategy

Wairarapa corridor strategy

Connections between corridors

Network Plans

Introduction - the role of modes

Public transport network

Strategic road network

Freight network

Walking network

Cycling network

Other Action Areas

Road safety

Network resilience 

Travel demand management 

Regional Programme


Programme overview

Background and context

The regional programme

Significant transport activities 

Inter-regional significance 

Funding sources and financial forecasts


The new RLTP replaces and combines the existing Regional Land Transport Strategy, including all the corridor and implementation plans, and the Regional Land Transport Programme for Wellington.

Looking for how an existing regional transport plan or strategy is covered in the new RLTP? Click here