Draft West Coast Regional Public Transport Plan

2/12/2014 12:00 a.m.

The Draft West Coast Regional Public Transport Plan 2015 (RPTP) is now available for public consultation. Everyone is welcome to make a submission.

This is the first RPTP developed under the amendments made to the Land Transport Management Act 2003. It will replace the current Public Transport Chapter in the existing Regional Land Transport Strategy. While the West Coast has minimal public transport, this RPTP must be prepared due to the financial subsidies that are provided for the provision of the Total Mobility scheme, and the financial assistance provided by the Buller and Westland District Councils to ensure the ongoing viability of their local taxi services.

The Draft RPTP sets out the Council's intentions regarding public transport for the West Coast over the next three years. Due to the financial implications of the provision of public transport, the RPTP is being consulted on in conjunction with the Regional Land Transport Plan 2015 – 2021. More information on that consultation process, and the Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015 – 2021, can be found online here. Alternatively, it can be viewed at the same locations as the Draft RLTP.

The Draft RPTP is available online and during normal office hours at the West Coast Regional Council Office at 388 Main South Road, Paroa, Greymouth.

And the libraries in Westport, Reefton, Greymouth and Hokitika.

Draft Regional Public Transport Plan (PDF, 295KB)


Submissions on the Draft RPTP must be received by 5.00pm 23 January 2015. Please post to:

Draft Regional Public Transport Plan
West Coast Regional Council
PO Box 66
Greymouth 7840

Or deliver to the West Coast Regional Council office; or email to nc@wcrc.govt.nz

Submission forms are available below:

RPTP Submission Form (PDF, 198KB)


There will be an opportunity for submissions to be heard in person on Tuesday 17 February 2015. Please indicate if you wish to present your submission to the Regional Transport Committee.

Page reviewed: 04 Dec 2014 8:29am