Canterbury transport plans

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Canterbury Regional Land Transport Plan

The Canterbury Regional Land Transport Plan is prepared by the Regional Transport Committee and guides land transport planning and investment within a region. It sets out the current state of a region’s transport network, the challenges facing the network and priorities for future investment. 

The priorities in the Plan reflect the context of regional, national and international events and trends.

The programmes and projects in it are the regional responses to these challenges and include actions for Canterbury’s regional and district councils and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. 

The Plan underwent a mid-term review, as required by the Land Transport Management Act 2003, and the revised Plan was issued in June 2018.

Next generation of the Regional Land Transport Plan

The Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2031 is currently being prepared. Submissions on the draft open 9 February and close 5 March. For more information, visit

Cover Regional Public Transport PlanCanterbury Regional Public Transport Plan

The Canterbury Regional Public Transport Plan is a legislative document that sets out Environment Canterbury’s objectives and policies for delivering public transport in Canterbury.

It describes the services that we propose to provide in the future to meet the needs of new and existing customers and the policies which those services will operate by.

It also explains how we will work in partnership with operators and territorial authorities in the region.