Variations to Regional Land Transport Plan

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 (most recent at top):

 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

2019

Taranaki State highway LED lighting

NZ Transport Agency, March 2019

The NZ Transport Agency plans to convert current ageing street lights to LEDs on the state highway network, in conjunction with local roads LED conversions to gain efficiencies of scale.

More information: Request for variation March 2019 [PDF, 154 KB]

Coastal pathway extension to Waitara

New Plymouth District Council, March 2019

NPDC plans to extend the coastal pathway from New Plymouth/Bell Block to Waitara, keeping walkers and cyclists safely away from SH3. This is considered as a priority project.

More information: Request for variation March 2019 [PDF, 870 KB]
(linked document includes Strategic Case)

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2018

Rail-crossing gates, Weymouth Rd, NP

New Plymouth District Council, September 2018

A recent fatality led to a review of safety and compliance at this site where pedestrians cross the New Plymouth-Marton rail line. Limited site distances, poor approaches and a confined site suggested that a more controlled point is appropriate. NPDC and Kiwirail will install automatic gates at the crossing.

More information: Request for variation September 2018 [PDF, 528 KB]

NP rail-crossing safety upgrades

New Plymouth District Council, April 2018

NPDC and the NZ Transport agency are working on rail-crossing safety improvements at the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway. These investigations and trials are to be funded by the NZ Transport agency.

More information: Request for variation [PDF, 179 KB]

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2017

SH43 sealing - business case

NZ Transport Agency, December 2017

The 12km unsealed section of SH43 (Forgotten World Highway) through the Tangarakau Gorge becoming more of an inhibitor as tourist numbers grow. This application covers a single-phase business case to investigate the feasibility of sealing this section.

More information: Request for variation [PDF, 120 KB]

Rail crossing - Nukumaru Station Rd

South Taranaki District Council, June 2017

An upgrade is required to comply with safety standards due to increase in traffic volume.

More information: Request for variation [PDF, 4.4 MB]

SH3 Hāwera-NP safety improvements

NZ Transport Agency, March 2017

Addition/update of phases, costs and timing details for planned safety improvements.

More information: Request for variation [PDF, 191 KB]

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2016

SH3 Mt Messenger-Awakino Gorge

NZ Transport Agency, September 2016

Addition/update of phases, costs and timing details for SH3 Mt Messenger-Awakino Gorge corridor improvements.

More information: Regional Transport Committee agenda [PDF, 6.4 MB]

SH3-Rotokare Rd improvements

South Taranaki District Council, September 2016

To carry out intersection improvements to facilitate a new regional landfill.

More information: Regional Transport Committee agenda [PDF, 6.4 MB]

SH3 Mt Messenger bypass

NZ Transport Agency, June 2016

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.

More information: Regional Transport Committee agenda [PDF, 722 KB]

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2015

Nukumaru Station Rd extension

South Taranaki District Council, December 2015

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.

More information: Regional Transport Committee agenda [PDF, 1.4 MB]

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