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New targeted enhanced funding assistance rate

The targeted enhanced funding assistance rate (TEFAR) was introduced to help councils bring forward new high and very high priority locally-led improvement activities.

The 2018-21 NLTP funding constraints now mean a broad application of TEFAR is no longer possible.

From 17 May 2019 TEFAR will only be applied to eligible projects in the Safe Networks Programme. TEFAR applies to these safety activities, whether they are over $1 million or are included in a Low Cost Low Risk Programme for delivery in 2018-21.

TEFAR will also still apply to accelerated light emitting diode (LED) street-light programmes.

If councils have existing funding approval for TEFAR for a phase of work, this will not change.

Making these adjustments will allow more high priority activities to be funded and targets our emphasis on safety. We want to encourage local government to invest in safety improvements to make local roads safer.

Please refer to the changes for targeted enhanced rates on the Planning & Investment Knowledge Base for further details. You can also find answers to recently asked questions about TEFAR.

Eligibility for targeted enhanced rates
Questions and answers about TEFAR

National Priority Programmes – getting more for your money

The National Priority Programmes support the government’s transport objectives of safety, mode shift, resilience and regional economic development.

The five programmes are:

National Priority ProgrammePrimary outcome
Safety on local roads Reduce the number of Deaths and Serious Injuries on the transport network

Improving the effectiveness of public transport

Support an expansion in public transport networks and services

Walking and cycling improvements

Support an expansion in walking and cycling infrastructure

Improving network resilience

Support local road and state highway improvements and upgrades that provide resilience
Regional improvements Support investment in regional activities that improve safety, resilience, the environment and access for people and goods