The Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) is our blueprint for the region’s transport network. It aims to enable a connected region, with safe, accessible and liveable places.

The RLTP sets the direction for transport in the region for the next 10-30 years. It identifies regional priorities, and includes the list of transport projects the region intends to deliver. This list is then submitted to Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) to be considered for funding. This is done as part of the National Land Transport Programme.

Read the current 2021 Wellington Regional Land Transport plan and summary.

Mid Term Review

Every three years the RLTP is reviewed – this called a Mid Term Review.

The objective of the mid-term review is to check that the RLTP remains valid and fit for purpose for the second half of its six-year duration.

This involves finding out what are the most important transport priorities for our region from lots of different groups within the region, and how much focus (and money) people think should be put on each priority. 

In the Wellington region, Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) leads the review of the strategic direction of RLTP, while each individual council reviews their list of transport projects, reviewing and updating as necessary.

Greater Wellington will be undertaking workshops and consultation with stakeholders and groups in the first half of 2023. We will be updating this page as we progress through the review process.

If you would like to find out more about these consultations – please contact

Overseeing the plan

The RLTP is a collaborative plan, overseen by the Regional Transport Committee (RTC). RTC is a unique statutory committee. Although it is a committee of Greater Wellington, each council in the region has a voting member, along with a member each from Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail. The collective view of the RTC forms the basis of the RLTP.

Why plan regionally for transport?

Regional planning for transport is required under the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

The regional layer of transport planning 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.

Open consultations in our region

There are currently no consultations open in our region.

Updated July 15, 2024 at 10:37 AM

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