Waka Kotahi National Speed Limit Register (NSLR) Update

Since we last advised about the Waka Kotahi National Speed Limit Register (NSLR) project in September 2019, the project has had a reset and is on track to deliver the register as a legal instrument for the setting of speed limits later this year, once the new Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2021 is live.


The online register will provide a modern, GIS-enabled, central source of all fixed speed limits for roads in New Zealand. Currently, each Road Controlling Authority (RCA) has to maintain its own register and speed limit data across the country is not stored and published in a consistent way.


The register will also be available for the public to view and download on the Open Data Portal (ODP).


Development of the register in collaboration with Eagle is well underway and Waka Kotahi is working with all RCAs to migrate their data, which will need to be migrated into the register for speed limits to be legally enforceable.


RCAs will be provided with training on how to use the register and Waka Kotahi will continue to engage with them throughout the project.


We aim to have the NSLR application ready to use with all RCA data migrated by the end of 2021.


Please email NationalSpeedLimitRegister@nzta.govt.nz if you have queries about the project or the register.



Figure 1: NSLR Dashboard (example landing page after login)



Figure 2: NSLR Dashboard (example speed area)

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