Our District's Road Network
As the pathway for transporting the District’s produce to local and international markets, our road network plays an essential part in supporting our economy.
We have the fourth largest roading network managed by a local authority, consisting of 1493km of sealed roads and 1159km of unsealed roads.
The State Highway 1, which is maintained by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), also runs through 116km of the district. We continue to work with the NZTA to ensure that the continuity of service between these two road networks.
Our aim is to ensure that the roads provide adequate service to all road users in the district.
Maintaining Our Roads
Funding the cost of operating, maintaining and improving the district roads comes from three main sources; rates (47%), NZTA, which is the Government funding agency, (45%), petrol tax (2.5%) and others.
With funding from NZTA, Council manages the operation, maintenance and upgrade of roads in accordance with the National Land Transport Programme agreement between Council and NZTA.
This agreement sets out a wide range of factors that our road standards are required to conform to in order to obtain funding assistance, which is regularly measured by condition rating of district roads.
Learn More About
Renewals and Capital
Roading Operation Standards
Transportation and Parking Management ByLaws