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              • Save the date

                Road Controlling Authorities Forum event

                Tuesday 6 September 2022, 9.00am-4.00pm in Wellington


                This is your chance to hear from Hon Michael Wood on
                funding challenges, greenhouse gas emissions and inter-regional public transport.



              • SH56 Palmerston North to Ōpiki Speed Review

                Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency are undertaking engagement with the local community about current speed limits along State Highway 56, within the Manawatū-Whanganui and Horowhenua Districts.


                Public engagement for the SH56 Palmerston North to Ōpiki speed review is now live until 5pm on Monday 11 July 2022.


                For further information about this speed review or to use the interactive online feedback map, please visit

              • New asset classes release (AMDS)


                Waka Kotahi’s Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) team have released a number of provisional and stabilised assets classes.


                The output files for these asset classes are available on the AMDS website. Please send the AMDS team feedback by email


                Waka Kotahi will continue to build out data classes that support the operation of their network in collaboration with the sector.



              • Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) May 2022 webinars

                Implementation of the Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) will be Road Controlling Authority (RCA) led. This approach recognises that RCAs are different and have individual operating environments. It provides RCAs with flexibility about how they manage their AMDS implementation.


                AMDS implementation is phased over five years starting 1 July 2022 and completing by 30 June 2027, when it is expected that all RCAs will have adopted AMDS.

                There are a number of activities RCAs and sector partners can do now to prepare for implementation.


                Join our May webinars to learn about programme progress, Tranche 1 and 2 planning updates, and how you can prepare for implementation.


              • AMDS implementation planning – everything you need to know

                To support RCAs, Waka Kotahi will provide an Implementation Playbook which includes guidance, tools, and templates to use during the adoption of AMDS.


                Waka Kotahi is directly contacting all RCAs to discuss the implementation of AMDS.

              • RCA Forum Event – 21 April 2022

                We are excited to confirm the next Forum will be on 21 April 2022 via Zoom from 08.30 to 12.30pm.


                Do you think about how reforms will impact your Council?

                Do you think about how you will respond to these changes?

                Do you think about how these reforms can be brought together as a cohesive whole?


                If you do, register for the April forum now.  Registrations close 18 April.



              RCA Forums enable members to exchange information and provide updates on sector working group activities, proposed legislation, new standards and guidelines, highway and procurement strategies and other issues relevant to road controlling authorities and the other member organisations. A full index of forum resources is here.

              Working Groups

              RCA Forum Working Groups

              The RCA Forum establishes specialised working groups to resolve issues that require a coordinated approach from the sector. These working groups continue as long as the issues require attention. After a working group closes, its records and documents continue to be available here on this site. The full list of resources for each working group includes references, past research, and coroner’s recommendations.

              About us

              The Road Controlling Authorities Forum (New Zealand) Incorporated (RCAF or RCA Forum) is a closed, non-political incorporated society of road asset managers and roading professionals from all territorial local authorities (except the Chatham Islands Council), the Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Transport Agency.