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            • 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
            • You can help shape the future of transport funding in New Zealand

              Are you interested in what New Zealand’s land transport system should look like in the future? What do you think might be a fair way to fund it?


              Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures and Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport are working together to see what people think about the question ‘who pays for what?’ in the future land transport system.


              They are currently running an interactive conversation online – click here to join in or jump back in if you’ve had a look previously.


              At this point statements to be submitted closes on Friday 4 November and voting on statements will close on Friday 11 November.

            • RIMS Forum Call for Abstracts Now Open!

              The RIMS (Roading Infrastructure Management Support) Forum Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for the 2023 Road Infrastructure Management Forum. The theme “Leave No One Behind” encompasses both our industry peers and the wider communities of Aotearoa, and the forum will be an opportunity to share experiences and learnings from within the sector to better support others.


            • Postponing the next RCA Forum

              Kia ora members,


              The RCA Forum prides itself in bringing quality and thought provoking forums for our members.


              To ensure we are able to do this, and to provide a more timely update on the NLTP 2024-2027, we will reschedule the planned 7 December RCA Forum webinar to a new date around late February/early March 2023. This will enable us to have a more informed and robust conversation on what the new GPS means for you and for our communities.


              We know you won’t want to miss out on this event and we will make sure the new date is communicated to you with plenty of time to register.


              For those of you who have already registered there is no need to register again.  We will be in touch to confirm the new date with you.


              We look forward to you seeing you in the New Year!

            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.