This page contains information on the 2008/2009 independent review of the road user charges system.
About the Review
The Road User Charges Review Group was established in August 2008 to conduct an independent review of the New Zealand road user charges system.
- examined the way in which the Ministry of Transport’s cost allocation model distributes road costs; and
- considered the merits of collecting revenue from diesel vehicles by way of road user charges, compared to potential alternative methods.
The Review Group presented a report to the Minister of Transport in March 2009.
Transport Minister Steven Joyce released the report in May 2009 and announced the government's response to the recommendations in August 2009.
Read the consultant's reports commissioned by the Review Group below:
- Infometrics Economic Analysis of the Cost Allocation Model (PDF v7.0, 207kb)
- Transport Research Laboratory Engineering Advice (PDF v7.0, 198kb)
- Sinclair Knight Merz Engineering Advice (PDF v7.0, 425kb)
- NZIER Road Use Charging and Cost Allocation Literature Review (PDF v7.0, 525kb)
- Deloitte Economic Advice in respect of Road User Charges: Financial Modelling (PDF, v7.0, 316kb)
- Deloitte Supplementary Report to Economic Advice in respect of Road User Charges: Financial Modelling (PDF v7.0, 1.62mb)
- Hyder Consulting Expert Technical Advice (PDF v7.0, 9.23mb)
- Hyder Consulting Expert Technical Advice (diagram, narrative, strategic standards and security) (PDF v7.0, 424kb)
- Hyder Consulting Expert Technical Advice - Report 3 (PDF v7.0, 1.18mb)
- Research New Zealand Stock-take and Compliance Activity Report (PDF v7.0, 7.76mb)