The draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2021-2031

Otago Regional Council (ORC), together with its partner agencies, has prepared this Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) to set out the objectives and policies for delivering public transport in Dunedin, Wakatipu and the wider Otago Region over the next 10 years, 2021 to 2031.

It is a strategic document that will direct ORC’s focus and investment over the coming decade and provide clear direction on how to respond to future challenges and opportunities.

This RPTP describes the proposed public transport services that will meet the needs of new and existing customers and the policies which those services will operate under. It also explains how ORC will work in partnership with operators and city and district councils in Otago, known as territorial authorities.

This draft RPTP replaces the Otago RPTP (2014-21).


Read the current draft plan here

Read a summary of the draft plan here

The draft of this 10-year plan was open for consultation for three weeks from Monday 3 May, 2021 from 12pm until Monday 24 May, 2021, 12pm.

Submissions on the draft plan were heard over three days from 1 June to 3 June, 2021 in Dunedin and Queenstown.


Read submissions here


Staff are making recommendations to the hearings panel on Monday 14 June, 2021. You can read these here. You can search by submitter name or by topic, for example rail, ticketing, zero emissions vehicles, fares.


After deliberation of these recommendations, the plan will be updated to go to the council.  The final RPTP is scheduled to be complete by July 2021.

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