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Unlisted Activities and Programme Variations Overview

 

Introduction

This section provides guidance to Approved Organisations and the NZTA (State Highways) on applying to vary their programmes.

 

Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. variations may include:

  • adding a new activitiy and withdrawing an activity that is no longer required (NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied variation),
  • a cash-flow adjustment,
  • a cost scope adjustment,
  • a delegated transfer of funds between activities within groups,
  • declaring surplus budget Excess funds which must be declared as soon as they are identified.
    Early declaration of excess funds will not preclude the later consideration of a request for reinstatement of funds. Such requests will be given first priority for available funds.
    ,
  • a request for supplementary allocations,
  • a request for end of year carryover of allocations.
There are 4 different processes which can be used to vary programmes. Selection of the correct process is dependent on the activity class and type of variation. Information on which process should be used is provided in the sections below (click on the section title to go to the process).

 

Adding new activities

Before adding new activities to the NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied ,  Approved Organisations and the NZTA (state highways) should consult with the appropriate NZTA (planning & investment) representative to confirm:

  • which work category A type of activity – not confined to a particular activity class, e.g. new roads (work category 323) appears in:

    * activity class 12 – local road improvements
    * activity class 13 – state highways improvements
    and Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. Variations process should be used;
  • what is the likely priority of the activity;
  • what information is required to ensure a successful application;
  • who has the delegated authority to approve the addition to the NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied .

 

Amending existing activities

To change an existing activity, organisations should request a change to the activity using the Review Module of Transport Investment Online (TIO The NZTA's web-based funding allocation system. ).  This ensures that the correct information is captured AND decisions are made in a timely manner.

 

Declaring surplus budget Excess funds which must be declared as soon as they are identified.
Early declaration of excess funds will not preclude the later consideration of a request for reinstatement of funds. Such requests will be given first priority for available funds.

Any excess funds that are forecast as not being needed to complete an activity must be declared as soon as they are identified.

Early declaration of excess funds will not preclude the later consideration of a request for reinstatement of funds. Such a request will be given first priority for available funds.

 

Emergency Works

The definition and guidance for emergency works may be found at Work category 141: Emergency works, including guidance on funding assistance and ensuring best value for money Selecting the right things to do, implementing them in the right way, at the right time and for the right price. when reinstating the asset.

Applicants should take note of the timescales for notifying the NZTA representative and for requesting funding assistance.

 

Minor Improvements

Minor improvements Improvement projects (both roading and PT The carriage of passengers for hire or reward by means of vehicles as defined in section 5 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.
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) of $300,00 (was $250,000 for the 2012-15 NLTP) cost or less than are within the definition of existing improvements work categories. Minor improvements are delivered as a programme with block funding under delegated authority.
are delivered as programmes within a funding allocation and Applicants should take note of the budget limits and eligibility criteria. These are approved when the NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied is approved by the NZTA Board The NZ Transport Agency Board. . The responsibility for management of the Minor Improvements programme is delegated to the Approved Organisation or the NZTA (state highways).

Guidance on developing the two types of minor improvement programmes can be found through the links:

Work category 341: Minor improvements, and

Work category 531: Public transport facilities renewals and improvements.

 

Provided sufficient provision remains in the current allocation, the Approved Organisation or the NZTA (state highways) has the authority to add new minor improvement activities to the programme.

 

The NZTA expects that Approved Organisations and the NZTA (State Highways) develop a list of minor improvements as supporting information for its proposed programme for input to the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP A regional land transport plan, prepared under Part 2 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied. ). The list is expected to be maintained and reviewed by the Approved Organisation or NZTA (state highways) during the course of the NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied .

Approved Organisations and the NZTA (state highways) are expected to apply a simplified assessment and prioritisation process to proposed activities, to provide a view of their priority and value for money Selecting the right things to do, implementing them in the right way, at the right time and for the right price.

 

 

 

Prior RLTP variation not required

RLTP A regional land transport plan, prepared under Part 2 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied. variation prior to varying the current NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied is not required when the request is:

  • to vary NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied allocations, e.g. declare surplus or request a cash-flow adjustment
  • for emergency works
  • for changes to Approved Organisations’ (other than Auckland Council’s or Auckland Transport’s):
    • public transport existing services programmes
    • local road maintenance, operations and renewals programmes
    • preventive maintenance activities
    • local road minor capital works
  • for variations to timing, cash-flow or total cost (i.e. cost scope adjustment), for:
    • improvement projects
    • community programmes
  • for delegated transfers of funds between activities within groups
  • for supplementary allocations
  • for end of year carryover of allocations, and
  • to vary road policing and NZTA national programmes.

 

For legislation covering this aspect, see section 18E of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

 

Prior RLTP variation required

For all situations not listed above, prior RLTP A regional land transport plan, prepared under Part 2 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied. variation is required.

 

 

Last Updated: 13/03/2017 12:07pm