In accordance with section 161(2) of the Land Transport Act 1998, the NZ Transport Agency, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, gives notice of the Minister’s intention to make a Rule that will amend Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002 and advises that draft Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment  is available for public comment.
The proposed amendment Rule aims to allow road controlling authorities to issue permits for higher axle loading on all buses.
A copy of the draft amendment Rule and accompanying overview material may be obtained by calling the NZ Transport Agency Contact Centre on freephone 0800 699 000 and is available, together with questions and answers, on the website
The consultation material is also available for viewing at the NZ Transport Agency’s National Office and regional offices. Groups and individuals who have registered their interest have been advised of the availability of the draft amendment Rule for comment.
Submissions close at 5.00pm on 21 December 2015.
For further information about the Rules process, contact the Rules Team, NZ Transport Agency, Private Bag 6995, Wellington 6141 or email
Dated at Wellington this 20th day of November 2015.
ANGELA DUNCAN, Managing Counsel (Rules).