National State Highway Strategy
Source:Wellington, p.52 (2007)
The Strategy takes a 30-year view and provides a link between the New Zealand Transport Strategy, the Land Transport Management Act (and other legislation) and Transit's plans and policies and the State Highway Forecast. It also addresses the need for integration between state highway planning and local land use and multi-modal transport planning. It recognises that highway's must respond to differing and sometimes conflicting expectations. The Strategy sets out Transit's eight principles for planning; building; operating and managing the state highway network and re-introduces the idea of categorising state highways for route planning purposes.
The Strategy will be reviewed in 2008/09 as a result of the "Next Steps" review in the Transport Sector.