Planning and road safety

Our role in transport planning

Our role is to coordinate transport planning within the Region through the development of a Regional Land Transport Plan which takes into account all modes of land transport. We also coordinate and implement a programme of community road safety education and activities aimed at reducing the number and social cost of road crashes in our Region.

All these activities are guided by the Regional Transport Committee, whose main role is to develop and monitor the implementation of the Plan.

Regional Land Transport Plan 2012/15

The Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2015/25 was adopted by the Regional Council in March 2015.  The RLTP sets the strategic vision for the Regon's land transport system and identifies proposed land transport activities for investment by local and central government over the next six years.  Its scope includes policy and activities relating to our roading maintenance and improvements, public transport services and infrastructure, walking and cycling, road safety and transport planning across the Region.

Activities must be included in the RLTP in order to be included in the National Land Transport Programme and to be considered for national funding.  The RLTP will next be updated in 2018; however variation can be made to the programme if good reason exists to do so.

The Plan is a new document and replaces the previous Regional Land Transport Strategy and Regional Land Transport Programme.

Click here to view the document or phone Horizons on freephone 0508 800 800 to request a copy.

Community Programmes

Horizons Regional Council has funding available for community organisations to provide road safety  programmes for the 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 period. For more information on what funding is available please refer to the information leaflet or download an application form.