Otago Regional Land Transport Plan (2015-21)

Otago Regional Land Transport Plan (2015-21)

The Otago Regional Transport Committee (RTC) is pleased to notify, for public consultation, the draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-21. A copy of the plan is attached, and is also available from www.orc.govt.nz . The committee is seeking public feedback on the draft, and submissions are invited by 5:30 pm Friday 6 March 2015.  A submission form is attached.

The RTC, which is preparing this plan on behalf of the Otago Regional Council, has representatives from all councils in Otago and from the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). Otago and Southland Regional Transport Committees have collaborated closely on preparing their plans and the document contains both the Otago RLTP and the Southland one.

The document sets the strategic direction for land transport in the two regions, and lists the activities recommended by each RTC for funding from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) administered by NZTA.  This includes activities proposed by NZTA and those proposed by local authorities.

The common strategic framework that has been developed for the two regions focuses on delivering a transport system that:

*     is safe

*     delivers appropriate levels of service

*     supports economic activity and productivity

*     provides appropriate transport choices.

All local authorities in the two regions and NZTA have proposed new projects. By working together on this plan, the Committees have been able to identify which of its proposed projects (listed in the plan) are top priority. These key projects are listed in the table below.

The Committee is seeking the public’s views on the proposed strategic direction and on the projects proposed over the next six years, particularly those to be undertaken in the three years commencing July 2015.  Submissions about the proposed programme of activities should consider whether the priority given to each project, and the balance of activities in the Plan, is appropriate.   If you have any questions or comments on the detailed project costs or timing however, could you please address these to the organisation  proposing the project (rather than with ORC), e.g. through the respective council’s  Long Term Plan submission process.

Key projects proposed in Otago Southland, 2015-2021



Name of Proposed Project Organisation Proposing the Project
Otago, 2015-18 Waikouaiti Flood Mitigation NZTA
Kawarau Falls Bridge NZTA
Frankton Flats Programme Business Case Implementation Queenstown Lakes DC
Eastern Access Road, Frankton Flats Queenstown Lakes DC
Queenstown Town Centre Programme Business Case Implementation Queenstown Lakes DC
Nevis Bluff Rockfall Protection NZTA
Eastern Freight Bypass Upgrade, Dunedin Dunedin CC
Otago, 2018/19 onwards Andersons Bay Road/Caversham Motorway, Dunedin NZTA
St Andrews Street/ Anzac Avenue, Dunedin NZTA
SH1 – Hilderthorpe Straight Flood Mitigation NZTA
Maheno Flood Mitigation NZTA
Grant Road to Kawarau Falls Bridge Improvements, Frankton Flats NZTA
Otago and Southland, 2015-18* Visiting Driver Signature Project (*Otago component commences 2018/19) NZTA
Southern Penguin Scenic Journey, Upgrade for Tourism & Visiting Drivers:

Seal Extension of the Nuggets Road, Otago

Alternative Scenic Route Seal Extension, Southland



Clutha DC

Southland DC

Southland, 2015-18 Stock Truck Effluent Disposal Facilities, Southland Environment Southland
SH 1 – Edendale Realignment NZTA
SH 94 – Falls Creek Bridge Widening NZTA
SH 94 – Milford Rockfall / Avalanche Protection NZTA

DC = District Council; CC = City Council.

After considering public submissions, the Committee will lodge the final Otago plan with the Otago Regional Council for its consideration, with the Council then sending the document to NZTA for a final decision.

If there are matters of particular interest that you wish to discuss, please contact myself or Jane Turnbull at: jane.turnbull@orc.govt.nz oranja.mcalevey@orc.govt.nz,  or phone 03 4740827.

Yours sincerely

Anja McAlevey

Senior Policy Analyst – Transport

Ph        (03) 470 7430 or 0800 474 082

Fax      (03) 479 0015

Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021 – Final pd…

Submission Form

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