As with most forward planning, priorities, needs and expectations can change over the lifespan of a planning document.
Changes in transport planning can potentially require alterations to the programme of works set out in Section 5 of the Regional Land Transport Plan.
Most changes can be expected to be minor but in some cases a relatively major new project may need to be added to the programme, requiring a formal variation to a Plan. Variations to the Regional Land Transport Plan must be requested through the Regional Transport Committee for consideration by the Taranaki Regional Council.
The Council has approved the following variations to the Regional Land Transport Plan for Taranaki 2021-2027 (most recent at top):
Bell Block-Waitara SH3 safety improvements
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, December 2021
This adds a property purchase phase to the existing Bell Block-Waitara safety improvements project, which is already in the RLTP.
More information: Request for variation, December 2021 [PDF, 391 KB]