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 Strategy, which takes into account all modes of land transport, and the preparation of a three yearly Regional Land Transport Programme. 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 strategy. Our overall aim is to contribute to the objectives of the New Zealand Transport Strategy, which are to assist economic development, improve access and mobility, assist safety and personal security, ensure environmental sustainability, and protect and promote public health.

Regional Land Transport Programme 2012/15

The Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP) 2012/15 was adopted by the Regional Council in June 2012.  The RLTP forms the region's request to the New Zealand Transport Agency for transport funding.  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 2015; however variation can be made to the programme if good reason exists to do so.

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 2015 to 30 June 2016 period. For more information on what funding is available please refer to the information leaflet or download an application form