GPS 2018 provides new opportunities for local councils, particularly in the areas of regional improvements, local road improvements, public transport and active modes. All of these have local share requirements (usually in the order of a 50:50 ratio between NLTF and local share).
This new opportunity presents some challenges in relation to local share affordability. The Transport Agency has worked with local government to develop a range of support options to enable councils to take up new co-investment opportunities in the GPS.
A range of initiatives have been developed to support local government. As a first step, the Transport Agency is establishing five National Priority Programmes to accelerate activities aligned with the government’s priorities including:
The programme teams will include representatives from both the Transport Agency and local government.
The Transport Agency will also: