As with most forward planning, priorities, needs and expectations can change over the lifespan of a planning document.
Changes in transport planning can potentially require alterations to the programme of works set out in Section 5 of the Regional Land Transport Plan.
Most changes can be expected to be minor but in some cases a relatively major new project may need to be added to the programme, requiring a formal variation to a Plan. Variations to the Regional Land Transport Plan must be requested through the Regional Transport Committee for consideration by the Taranaki Regional Council.
The Council has approved the following variations to the Regional Land Transport Plan for Taranaki 2015-2021:
|Nukumaru Station Rd
|Design and construction of a 6km extension of Nukumaru Station Road to Waiinu Beach Road, Waitotara, to provide resilient alternative access following severe damage to the Limeworks Bridge in the June 2015 floods.||RTC agenda|
|NZ Transport Agency||SH3 Mt Messenger bypass||Addition of a new project, estimated to cost $90 million, made available through the Government's Accelerated Regional Roading Package, to improve safety, route availability, journey time and driver experience.||RTC agenda|
|South Taranaki District Council||Intersection improvement SH3/Rotokare Rd||Intersection improvements to facilitate a new regional landfill.||RTC agenda|
|NZ Transport Agency||SH3 Mt Messenger to Awakino Gorge corridor improvements||Addition/update of phases, costs and timing details.||RTC agenda|
|March 2017||NZ Transport Agency||SH3 Hawera to New Plymouth||Addition/update of phases, costs and timing details||Request document|