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Proposed variations to Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021

We’re doing a mid-term review of the RLTPs and we’d like to know what you think about our proposed changes.

Back in 2015, the Otago and Southland regions produced combined RLTPs for the first time. Otago and Southland Regional Transport Committees (the RTCs) are updating both the strategy and the programme of activities for 2018-21 that we're asking the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) to either fully fund or to co-fund with local government.

The RTCs are proposing a programme of activities to make our transport system safer and more sustainable and to support and enhance regional development.

To learn more about the RLTPs view the brochure below:

RLTP proposed variations brochure

Read the proposed variations below to see the new strategy and programme 2015-2021:

Proposed variations of the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021 (full document)

We have also split the full document into sections below:

Summary and maps
Current situation including drivers of change
Strategies and opportunities
Prioritised activities - a summary
Full programme of activities
Appendices, including summary of changes to projects in the present 2015-2021 RLTPs

New projects proposed for Otago/Southland 2018-2021

For the full list and descriptions open the full 'Proposed variations' document above or the 'Prioritised activities - a summary' and the 'Full programme of activities' above.

Top priority projects proposed for 2018-21

Project focus



Southland Region

SH1 – Edendale Realignment Safety  NZTA
SH1 – Elles Road Roundabout Safety  NZTA
SH94 – Milford Rockfall / Avalanche Protection Resilience  NZTA

 Otago Region  

 Dunedin Urban Cycleways Continuing the Connecting Dunedin initiative and responding to changing mobility user demands: delivering a safer, better integrated walking, cycling and public transport network.  DCC
 City to Harbour Cycle/Pedestrian connection   DCC
 Dunedin Central City Safety & Accessibility Upgrade DCC 
Tertiary Precinct Upgrade to Streets DCC 
Public Transport Infrastructure Improvements ORC 
Public Transport Improvements for Dunedin ORC 
Wakatipu Walking/Cycling Improvements Delivering the Queenstown integrated transport business case, to meet the economic and population growth challenges of this area, to respond to changing mobility user demands and to improve network performance, liveability and visitor experience  NZTA
 Queenstown Town Centre Pedestrianisation QLDC 
Wakatipu Active Travel Network QLDC
Park and Ride Transport Services QLDC
Wakatipu Basin Public Transport ORC
Water Taxi Service/ Ferry Network QLDC
Wakatipu Public Transport - Further Small Ferry Service ORC
Public Transport Improvements Stage 2 – Hubs QLDC
Wakatipu Basin Public Transport Hub Improvements Support ORC
Queenstown Town Centre Arterial QLDC, NZTA
Queenstown Traffic Management Facilities QLDC
SH6, Ladies Mile Improvements NZTA
SH6 Park and Ride Facilities NZTA
Housing Infrastructure Fund projects, Ladies Mile & Quail Rise QLDC
SH6A Corridor Improvements NZTA
Shotover River Bridge (Arthurs Point) Duplication Initial Work QLDC
Ballantyne Road Seal Extension (Wanaka) Safety QLDC
SH6 – Nevis Rockfall Protection Resilience NZTA
SH1, Oamaru - Dunedin Safety Improvements Safety NZTA
Hina Hina Bridge Replacement Safety and regional development CDC

How to give feedback

We're seeking feedback from key stakeholders with an interest in Otago's and Southland's transport system and the public are also welcome to submit.

We’d like to know what you think about the changes to strategy and projects in the RLTP. This will guide the NZ Transport Agency and local authorities in Otago and Southland on how to target their investment in roading, walking, cycling and public transport.

You can provide your feedback in these ways:

Email:  transport_submissions@orc.govt.nz or service@es.govt.nz

If making a submission by email, check out the online submission form to see the details you will need to supply in your email.

Online:  submit your feedback online here >>

Post:  download the submission form and post your submission form to:

Otago Southland RLTP Consultation
Otago Regional Council
Private Bag 1954
Dunedin 9054


Otago Southland RLTP Consultation
Environment Southland
Private Bag 90116
Invercargill 9840

Submissions close 5.30pm, Monday 29 January 2018.


If you have any questions about the proposed RLTP variations, you can contact Jane or Russell on the details below:

Jane Turnbull (available from 8 January 2018)
Manager Strategic & Transport Planning
Otago Regional Council
0800 474 082

Russell Hawkes
Regional Transport Planner
Environment Southland
0800 76 88 45

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