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Land Transport (Rail) Legislation Bill

Introduced on Dec 2. The Bill amends the Land Transport Management Act and the Land Transport Act to bring the planning and the funding of the rail network under the those laws with a statutory three-year rail network investment programme prepared in consultation with KiwiRail shareholding Ministers with KiwiRail responsible for developing the investment programme and the delivery of rail activities. First reading on Dec 17 with ACT and National opposed saying it showed the govt had given up all hope of KiwiRail ever becoming profitable. Sent to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee. Reported back on May 1 with mainly technical amendments. National MPs noted their continuing opposition. Second reading June 18, Committee stage and third reading June 24. National and ACT opposed.  Land Transport (Rail) Legislation Bill