Where Waka Kotahi is the funding approver, it will make the final decision as to which funding source will be applied to assist the activity when it comes forward for funding approval. Where another party is the funding approver for part of the activity, eg for Crown funding grants, Waka Kotahi will clarify which activities will qualify for funding from NLTF and receive funding from the NLTF. In some cases the decision may be applied retrospectively to ensure compliance with Waka Kotahi policy, eg R funds policy.
Some activities may be delivered using Crown funding external to the NLTF, eg Urban Cycleway Fund. The rules and process applying to the approval and use of these Crown funds will be set by the government. Where projects are jointly funded from Crown and NLTF funds, the NLTF funding must be approved by Waka Kotahi and applied in accordance with the planning and investment principles set out in this Knowledge Base.