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            • AMDS at upcoming conferences

              Expect to see more on Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) at sector conferences this year, as different experts and partners from across the sector tell their AMDS stories.


              David Darwin – Waka Kotahi – Pavements conference – May

              AMDS supports a consistent and coordinated approach to the design, delivery, maintenance and renewal of the transport system, and is a critical step for Waka Kotahi and the sector towards digital engineering.

              Hear from David Darwin, Waka Kotahi AMDS Business Owner and Digital Engineering Lead, to learn about the progress of the AMDS programme, specifically how it relates to pavements, and the wider digital engineering roadmap.

              Read more and register for the Waka Kotahi Pavements conference 29-31 May 2023


              Andrew Field – Beca – IPWEA conference – June

              Andrew Field, Project Director, Digital Transformation Lead at Beca will be discussing AMDS in June. Beca has been assisting Waka Kotahi and their delivery partners to articulate a clear vision for the adoption of digital engineering across the service lifecycle of transport assets. For Waka Kotahi, both the Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) and Digital Engineering practices provide the foundations for future-focused, digitally capable asset management.

              Read more and register for IPWEA NZ’s Te Whakaohooho i ngā Rangatira o Āpōpō – Inspiring our Next Generation conference 21-23 June 2023

            • New temporary traffic management guide released to improve safety at work sites

              Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, with input from WorkSafe, construction and maintenance suppliers and the road safety sector, has published new best practice guidance to improve safety at work sites – a key challenge facing our transport system.


            • Review finds bitumen supply chain operating effectively

              Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says a recently completed review of the bitumen supply chain has provided reassurances that the import market is operating well, and that this is expected to continue after majority importer Z Energy exits the market later this year.


              Waka Kotahi Group General Manager of Transport Services, Brett Gliddon says the Waka Kotahi review process focused on seeking feedback from key suppliers and the wider industry on four key outcome areas – the future security of supply, quality of supply, competitive market and pricing, and fair access.

            • Have You Provided Your Annual Survey Response to NZUAG?

              The NZUAG needs your support.


              In accordance with the NZUAG Code of Practice (Section 8.2.2) all RCA’s and Utility Organisations are required to complete an annual survey.  The survey form was sent to all RCA’s in mid-2022, but as at December 2022 very few responses had been received.  This survey feedback is vital for the NZUAG to be able to analyse the data and provide insights to the Minister for Infrastructure (as required by the Code) on issues experienced by the sector and where improvements to the Code of Practice may be required.


              Please ensure your organisation has provided their mandatory response by the end of January 2023.  Please contact [email protected] if you require any further information.

            • Register Now -AMDS November Webinars

              Registrations are open for Waka Kotahi’s upcoming AMDS November webinars.  The webinars will include an update on the development of the data standard, AMDS implementation and more information about the train the trainer workshops. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

              If you would like to send questions in advance, you can email [email protected]


              Register now here:

              Waka Kotahi are offering two webinar slots – choose a time that suits you best.

              Thursday 24 November 2022, 1pm – 2pm




              Wednesday 30 November 2022, 10am – 11am


              Fill in the details and you’ll be sent a link via Zoom.



            • Waka Kotahi Webinar: Future Network Planning and Investment

              Learn more about how to classify your future networks using the One Network Framework classification tool, and how this information can support the transport planning and investment cycle.


              Caroline Dumas, ONF Programme Lead, Waka Kotahi says: “We’ve brought together a team that will explain the Future Network Planning Process from a strategic policy perspective through to practical application.”

              “We’ve also invited industry guests who will talk about their own experience, including challenges and opportunities, and provide practical advice and guidance.”


              The panel includes:

              • Tony MacColl – Principal Planning Advisor, National Policy and System Planning, Waka Kotahi
              • Gareth Hughes – NLTP Development Manager, Waka Kotahi
              • Garry Maloney – Principal Transport Planner, Waka Kotahi
              • Caroline Dumas – One Network Framework Programme Lead, Waka Kotahi
              • Stuart Bowden – Principal Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Beca
              • Stuart Knarston – Transport Planner, New Plymouth District Council

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