Auckland Transport

Regional Land Transport Plan Regional Land Transport Plan

The Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) is a 10-year investment programme for transport in Auckland, developed by Auckland Transport (AT) together with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and KiwiRail to respond to growth and challenges facing Auckland over the next decade.

The RLTP is focused solely on transport issues in Auckland, including rail, freight, walking and cycling, road safety, local roads, and motorways.

The current RLTP was adopted on 2 July 2015 and is reviewed every three years.

Public consultation on transport in Auckland

Public consultation on the new draft 2018-2028 RLTP, proposed regional fuel tax (RFT) funded projects and Development Contributions policy ran from 1 to 14 May, 2018.

All the feedback we received during the consultation will be combined with the feedback on transport we received during Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan (LTP) consultation.

We will analyse this feedback and present it to the Regional Transport Committee (RTC) for deliberation.

The RTC will consider all feedback received and recommend the final RLTP to AT for approval.

Decisions will be publicly available via the AT website in late June 2018 and the final document will be made available as soon as possible after adoption.

Information is still available at

Auckland Council's LTP

The RLTP can be seen as a companion document to Auckland Council’s (AC) 10-year budget (also known as the Long-term Plan or LTP). Although they are related, they will be consulted on separately.

Auckland Council consulted on its draft 2018-2028 Long-term Plan during March. This includes a proposal to introduce a regional fuel tax (RFT) to help pay for improvements to our transport system.

For more information about the draft LTP, please visit:

About the Regional Land Transport Plan

Last updated: 1 October 2015, see all updates.

The RLTP forms part of the National Land Transport Programme and represents the combined intentions of AT, the NZ Transport Agency, and KiwiRail.

It sets out a programme of transport improvements for Auckland that will make real progress towards reducing congestion, improving freight reliability, and increasing the attractiveness of public transport.

It is a statutory requirement that the NZ Transport Agency and AT revise the RLTP every 3 years.

The RLTP transport programme is funded from the following sources:

  • The NZ Transport Agency funds State Highway improvements.
  • KiwiRail funds improvements to the rail lines.
  • Funding from Auckland Council.
  • The NZ Transport Agency investment (through the National Land Transport Fund) in local road, public transport and other transport activities delivered by AT. The NZ Transport Agency can only contribute towards activities that include a local contribution from Auckland Council.
  • AT revenue including public transport fares, advertising, income from land held for future transport needs, parking charges and enforcement.


Regional land Transport Plan 2015 - 2018 Supporting documents


1 October 2015

Accessible versions of the Regional Land Transport Plan 2015 - 2018 available.

29 July 2015

Regional Land Transport Plan 2015 - 2018 available.

2 July 2015

Auckland’s Regional Transport Committee (which comprises representatives from AT and the NZ Transport Agency) adopted the latest version of the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) on 2 July 2015.

Public feedback

The public engagement on the RLTP was combined with Auckland Council’s 10-year budget. Public feedback was sought from 23 January - 16 March 2015. There was a high response rate with:

  • over 27,000 written submissions received,
  • 1,354 submissions received through social media,
  • over 1,400 Aucklanders attending 37 Have Your Say events to share their views in person.

Download the RLTP and 10-year budget consultation report (PDF 764KB) 

The feedback was carefully analysed and the key transport themes identified were that submitters want:

  • more convenient, reliable and quicker public transport services,
  • safer walking and cycling facilities,
  • more funding for public transport, walking and cycling,
  • more investment in transport in Auckland, but there were mixed views on how to raise the additional funds required.

For more information

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