The investment management activity class covers three main activities:
Transport planning activities include the Transport Agency’s work in shaping the wider land use environment, recognising that transport can be a powerful enabler for new housing opportunities, liveable cities, and sustainable growth in regions. Significant effort will focus on integrated transport and land use planning activities to support shaping of the environment in both the long and short term so that land transport investment can achieve a wider set of outcomes and be better linked to placemaking and wider urban changes in particular.
The Transport Agency manages and fully funds the sector research programme from the investment management activity class. This programme consists of applied research into land transport topics, judged by the Transport Agency and sector representatives as having the greatest relevance and potential benefit to the sector.
Investment in the funding allocation system covers the Transport Agency’s costs in developing and managing the NLTP and in fulfilling its legislative functions including ‘to assist, advise and cooperate with approved organisations’.