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                          • 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.

                          • Bridge manual, 3rd edition, amendment 4

                            Amendment 4 to the 3rd edition of the Waka Kotahi Bridge manual has been drafted. The majority of the changes being proposed are technical in nature, conform to appropriate best practice in New Zealand and overseas and will have a generally neutral cost implication. There are however some changes that will have an effect on the cost of building or maintaining bridges and other highway structures.


                            The amendment has been developed in conjunction with the industry and is offered here for comment.


                          • Save the date

                            Online Road Controlling Authorities Forum event

                            Thursday 21 April 2022, 8.30am-12.30pm

                            Three Waters, Local Government Reform, RMA and Impact on Roading


                            Further information and registration to follow.

                          • Have your say on the draft New Zealand guide to temporary traffic management

                            Waka Kotahi is developing new guidance for temporary traffic management to keep people safe on Aotearoa New Zealand’s roads.


                            Waka Kotahi has released the draft New Zealand guide to temporary traffic management with an emphasis on a risk-based approach to prioritise the safety of all road users including people walking, on bikes, driving vehicles and the many New Zealanders who work on our roads.  It has been developed with  input from across the sector and international practices to help contribute to Road to Zero, New Zealand’s road safety strategy, where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads.




                          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

                          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. 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.