Ruapehu - Tongariro National Park Transport Gap Analysis


The Department of Conservation (DOC) commissioned ViaStrada to review a range of planning documents and provide advice to inform Visitor Management Plan development.

ViaStrada's John Lieswyn facilitated the stakeholder meetings and utilised a collaborative survey tool to engage with people in the room and those who called in remotely. 

Menti exercise results 2

54 recommendations were made, grouped by agency or organisation (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, the councils, DOC, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, etc) and topic area (travel demand management, parking, safety engineering, planning rules, communications, real-time information, etc).

The investment logic map (ILM) is based on existing work but refined to incorporate the discussions from the workshops.



Project Objective
The Department of Conservation is undertaking preliminary steps to inform a collaborative transportation strategy component for the planned Ruapehu-Tongariro Visitor Management Plan (VMP). This report summarises the results of a review of planning documents and two initial workshops with NZ Transport Agency, DOC and council staff.
Department of Conservation
Ruapehu District
business case approach oriented stakeholder meetings, Investment Logic Map (ILM), report
June 2019 - August 2019
Project Status
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