This page contains previous briefings to the incoming Minister or Assistant Minister of Transport. It is available for reference only.

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Ministry of Transport Briefings to the Incoming Associate Minister (May/June 2017)

These briefings were provided to the incoming Associate Minister of Transport (Hon Tim Macindoe) in May 2017. They provide an overview of the Associate Minister's responsibilities, as well as explaining what the Ministry of Transport does, and how the transport sector is structured and funded.

Read the Transport Sector Briefing to the Incoming Associate Minister [PDF, 8.8 MB]

Read the Ministry of Transport's Briefing to the Incoming Associate Minister [PDF, 7.3 MB]

Ministry of Transport Briefing to the Incoming Associate Minister (February 2017)

This briefing was provided to the incoming Associate Minister of Transport (Hon David Bennett) in February 2017. It provides an overview of the Associate Minister's responsibilities, as well as explaining what the Ministry of Transport does, and how the transport sector is structured and funded.

Read the Ministry of Transport's Briefing to the Incoming Associate Minister [PDF, 332 KB] (February 2017)

Ministry of Transport Briefing to the Incoming Minister

This briefing includes the key long-term strategic challenges for the transport sector. It identifies how decisions the Minister of Transport will make could impact on the development of the transport system over the longer term.

Read the Ministry of Transport’s Briefing to the Incoming Minister [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Transport sector Briefing to the Incoming Minister

The Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority(external link)Maritime New Zealand(external link), the New Zealand Transport Agency(external link), and the Transport Accident Investigation Commission(external link) also developed a joint sector Briefing to the Incoming Minister. This document provides an introduction to the transport sector and how the agencies will work with the Minister.

Read the Transport Sector Briefing to the Incoming Minister [PDF, 3.3 MB]

January 2013 - Briefing to the Incoming Associate Minister of Transport

Part one: Introduction to the Transport portfolio

This briefing provides an overview of the Associate Minister of Transport’s responsibilities. It also explains what the Ministry of Transport does, and how the transport sector is structured and funded.

Read the Introduction to the Transport Portfolio [PDF, 263 KB]

Part two: Introduction to the New Zealand Transport system and related issues

This briefing provides an overview of our assessment of major transport policy challenges and opportunities.

Read the Introduction to the New Zealand Transport system and related issues [PDF, 690 KB]

December 2011 - Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Transport

Part one: Introduction to the transport portfolio

This briefing provides an overview of the Minister of Transport’s responsibilities. It also explains what the Ministry of Transport does, and how the transport sector is structured and funded.

Read the introduction to the transport portfolio [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Part two: Policy challenges and upcoming decisions

This briefing provides an overview of our assessment of major transport policy challenges and opportunities. It also sets out specific matters that may require the Minister’s attention before Christmas 2011, and through to June 2012.

Read the policy challenges and upcoming decisions briefing [PDF, 734 KB]

November 2008 - Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Transport

The current direction

Throughout the world the transport sector is facing a number of common challenges (including energy security and climate change) that must be overcome if national and international transportation systems are to become more efficient and effective.

New Zealand is no different from other developed countries in having to address these challenges. Indeed, as a small, geographically isolated trading nation, access to secure, reliable and affordable transport networks is crucial to our future. The efficiency of our supply chain (including the transport component of that supply chain) is essential to the competitiveness of our firms in international markets. Equally, the smooth functioning of our local transport systems is important to the social connection of our communities and families.

Key challenges:

  1. Global financial crisis and boosting economic growth
  2. Funding investment in infrastructure and services while keeping transport affordable
  3. Increases in the impacts of transport
  4. Responding to climate change, energy security and cost
  5. Land-use development and its impact on transport demand
  6. Changing demands arising from an ageing population
  7. Global terrorism

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Brief to the Minister of Transport: November 2008 [PDF, 244 KB]