Land proposals - Te Whakahounga o Te Pire Tiaki Ture (Tūnuku) | Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill

Closed 1 Jul 2022

Opened 19 May 2022


Te Manatū Waka – the Ministry of Transport (the Ministry) is the Government’s system lead for transport. We provide advice to Government on transport issues and then help implement their decisions.

We have a key leadership role in the stewardship of the transport regulatory system, in partnership with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Maritime New Zealand, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (“the transport regulatory agencies”).

What are we doing?

We are seeking your views on a wide range of regulatory proposals that will help to improve and modernise the transport system. We are doing this through a ‘regulatory systems amendment Bill’, an omnibus Bill that makes it easier to update many pieces of legislation and regulations at the same time.

There are 15 land proposals in the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill. These proposals include:

  • improvements to legislation and regulations that clarify regulatory roles and responsibilities
  • fixes to inconsistencies across the transport system
  • modernising legislation so it’s fit for purpose.

What is regulatory stewardship?

Regulatory stewardship is a proactive, collaborative approach to the design, monitoring and care of regulatory systems. 

It involves treating a regulatory system as an asset that requires ongoing repairs, maintenance and sometimes replacement.

The Government has set expectations for good regulatory practice, which include reviewing legislation to ensure it is still fit-for-purpose.

Legislation is a key lever for the transport system, along with monitoring and oversight, influencing the international environment, economic and educational tools and investment and revenue.

Without effective and efficient legislation, investment into the system is unlikely to deliver on the objectives and the vision that the Government has set.

Why your views matter

Why your view matters

The Consultation has been extended till the 1st of July. 

We want to give everyone the opportunity to have their say on the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill. Consultation will run for 5 and a half weeks until 24 June 2022.

Feedback from you will inform changes that will help lay the groundwork for a modern transport system that will serve New Zealanders for generations.