Welcome to the Draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2024-2034, Te Mahere tūnuku ā-papa ā-rohe.

This plan is our roadmap for crafting a sustainable, efficient, and safe transport network across the Bay of Plenty. It is designed to support all modes of transport and integrate with land use planning, ensuring our transport infrastructure evolves in harmony with the needs of those who drive, walk, cycle, or use public transport.

As we chart our course through the next decade, the RLTP will be pivotal in developing transport solutions that enhance travel choices, connectivity, safety, and network quality, while also addressing climate change. This draft plan introduces a refreshed strategic direction, closely aligned with both governmental priorities and the specific needs of our region.

Key proposed priorities

Proposed priorities

Key proposed activities

  • SH29A package of works, including Stage 3 PT corridor - $53.4 million; Stage 2 Omanawa Bridge - $66.5 million; Access to Tauriko West and industrial estate - $123.2 million and proposed acceleration of SH29 Stage 4.
  • Connecting Mount Maunganui – improvements to network along Hewletts Road and broader Mount Maunganui area, including Port of Tauranga - $55.27 million
  • Takitimu North Link Stage 1 (NZUP) - $695.98 million; Takitimu North Link Stage 2 (NZUP) - ($TBC)
  • Cameron Road Multi-Modal Stage 2 - $120.4 million
  • Public Transport Services and Infrastructure Business Case - $1.1 million
  • Ōmokoroa transport improvements – urbanisation of local roads to support planned land use changes - $26 million
  • Urbanisation of SH30A corridor, including Amohau Street and consequential local road changes - $36.6 million
  • Malfroy Road/ Old Taupō Road intersection capacity upgrade and safety improvements – single-stage business case - $150,000
  • Rotorua low cost, low risk: local road improvements, walking & cycling improvements, public transport infrastructure - $9.42 million
  • Additional river crossing - business case to support growth components of the Whakatāne Spatial Plan - $500k
  • Transport system programme to support delivery of the Whakatāne Spatial Plan - $650k
  • Whakatāne network-wide resilience - $500k
  • Ōpōtiki town entrance intersection improvements business case - $300k
  • Ōpōtiki low cost, low risk: local road improvements, walking & cycling improvements - $2.10 million
  • Kawerau low cost, low risk: local road improvements, walking & cycling improvements - $2.18 million
  • Implementation of a National Ticketing Solution to enable standardised payment for public transport – $3 million
  • Improvements to transition to zero-emission public transport - $53.9 million

We encourage you to explore the full draft Plan to understand the breadth of proposed initiatives and their potential impacts on both your daily life and the long-term future of our region.


The Draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2024-2034, Te Mahere Tūnuku ā-papa ā-rohe has been prepared by the Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Committee, setting the priorities and activities targeted for the next decade while also considering long-term future scenarios. It focuses on critical areas such as traffic congestion, public transport accessibility, community connectivity, road safety, and climate resilience.

This plan not only guides the Bay of Plenty's approach to securing central government funding for transport initiatives but also fulfils the requirements set out under the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

Consultation closed on the 24 March 2024.

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