We are involved in land transport in several ways.
We also undertake studies relating to transport. A review of the Regional Land Transport Strategy was completed in 2006, and the Northland Transport Network Study is currently being compiled in conjunction with BECA consultants. This is due for completion in mid-2008 and will replace the Northland Integrated Transport Study released in March 2002.
The Northland Regional Council is only one of the organisations involved in the provision and administration of transport in Northland. Other organisations and their functions include:
New Zealand Transport Agency
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is a Crown entity established on 1 August 2008, bringing together the functions of Land Transport New Zealand and Transit New Zealand to provide an integrated approach to transport planning, funding and delivery.
This central Government agency is responsible for:
- managing the State Highway network, most of which is owned by the Crown. In Northland, we have six state highways - SH1, SH10, SH11, SH12, SH14 and SH15A.
- allocating funding to road control authorities
- developing policy on road safety such as driver licensing and speed limits
- promoting road safety through a range of educational programmes
- developing land transport safety standards.
Visit the New Zealand Transport Agency's website: www.nzta.govt.nz
District Councils own and manage the public roads in New Zealand. District Councils in our region include the Far North District Council, Whangarei District Council and Kaipara District Council.
Visit the Far North District Council website: www.fndc.govt.nz
Visit the Kaipara District Council website: www.kaipara.govt.nz
Visit the Whangarei District Council website: www.wdc.govt.nz
New Zealand Police
The New Zealand Police are responsible for enforcing legislation governing driver behaviour and vehicle road worthiness.
Visit the Police website: www.police.govt.nz