Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2021 – Mid Term Review

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Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2021 – Mid Term Review

Submissions close: 5.00 pm Friday 4 May 2018

It is now time to carry out a mid-term review of the Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2021. Our District is changing, and this review updates the Plan to meet the changes in the needs of our community.

The purpose of the Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan (The Plan) is to set out the region’s land transport objectives, policies, and measures for the next 10 financial years. The Plan identifies four key issues:

  • Transport constraints on growth
  • Resilience of the road network to natural hazards
  • Increases in serious crashes
  • Barriers to alternative modes of transport

Collaborative Approach

Marlborough has partnered with Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council in collaboration with New Zealand Transport Agency to create a joint Top of the South Regional portion of the Plan that highlights our close relationship, dependency and shared circumstances.

Regional aspirations have been aligned with the national outcomes as outlined in the Draft 2018 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. This Plan forms part of the funding submission to the Transport Agency and the National Land Transport Fund.

In addition, the Plan includes the Marlborough Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) which sets out policies, services and information relating to public transport in Marlborough.

The focus of this RPTP is to build on the existing Blenheim Bus and Total Mobility services that provide the community with transport choice. Changes are proposed with the most significant being a trial bus service to service the Boulevard Park on Taylor and Omaka Landings developments and the Renwick township to compliment the two existing Blenheim bus routes. The trial would initially be run in 2018 and if successful be considered as a permanent service.

The plans for the future include:

  • Fare review in 2023 (last reviewed 2017).
  • Investigate options for a Picton to Blenheim service and also other outlying towns.
  • Investigate participation in Ridewise for Total Mobility. Ridewise is a swipe card system which would replace the current manual voucher system.

Have Your Say

Submissions to the Draft Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan – Mid Term Review must be received by 5.00 pm on Friday 4 May 2018.

If you wish to make a submission on the Mid Term Review Document, please provide it in writing to

Email to:

Or post to:

Submissions on Mid Term Review Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2021, Marlborough District Council, PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240

Or deliver to your local Marlborough District Council office.

Please include your name and postal address, and daytime phone number so that we can acknowledge your submission, and also indicate if you wish to speak to your submission.

About Submissions

Please note: all submissions, including names and contact details, will be made available to Councillors and the public at Council offices and libraries, and a summary of submissions may also be made publicly available and posted on the Council’s website.

Personal information will also be used for administration relating to the subject matter of the submissions, including notifying submitters of hearings and decisions. All information will be held by the Marlborough District Council with submitters having the right to access and correct personal information.


There will be an opportunity for submissions to be heard in person. Please indicate if you wish to speak to your submission.