Application of strategic environmental assessment to regional land transport strategies

Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is gaining increasing international recognition as a means of ensuring environmental impacts are considered in transport policy and plan making. To date, experience of SEA in New Zealand has been limited. However, the introduction of the New Zealand Transport Strategy and the Land Transport Management Act 2003 has strengthened the obligations on central and local government to address the environmental impacts associated with transport. Regional councils are now required to prepare regional land transport strategies that take into account environmental sustainability and contribute to a sustainable land transport system. Analysis done in 2004-2005 of strategy preparation in three case study regions highlights key areas where environmental assessment can be improved. Results suggest that SEA has the potential to assist in significantly improving future.(a)


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  • Accession Number: 01043638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0478253869
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:01AM