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                • Follow up on the September RCA Forum

                  It was wonderful to see such a fantastic turnout of RCA members at 6 September RCA Forum (check out our photo gallery for photos of the day).


                  Our speakers told their stories on;

                  • recent weather events and the lessons learned,
                  • how does infrastructure need to adapt and change to our needs and aspirations,
                  • how do we get our share of the CERF-22 pie,
                  • what does adaption planning actually mean for the road corridor,
                  • and more…


                  You can view speaker presentations in the forum resource list (by speaker name) or in the September agenda (under each agenda item).  If you have any further questions relating to these presentations, please email them through to [email protected] and we will look to get an answer for you.

                • IPWEA NZ Conference 2022 – just one month to go!

                  A three-day event, IPWEA NZ’s 2022 Conference ‘Sustainability through Reform – taking Aotearoa to 2050’, will connect infrastructure, people and planet.


                  IPWEA will take a deep dive into the depths of sustainability, through a public asset and infrastructure management lens.


                  How can we move through reforms while confidently securing our sustainable future?   Public works professionals, infrastructure and asset managers, engineers and local government staff and elected members play key roles in delivering sustainable outcomes, along with our senior leaders and executive teams.


                  This year’s conference features over 50 fantastic presentations from local and international experts, with presentation streams on themes from Environment to Risk to Digital & Design and Technology. Presentation topics will take a deep dive into all areas of asset management in the face of reform including;

                  • three waters,
                  • built environment,
                  • transport and roading,
                  • digital twins,
                  • decarbonising infrastructure, and more.
                • One Network Framework webinar: introducing the modal layers

                  Join Waka Kotahi’s webinar in September to hear an update from the One Network Framework (ONF) team on their progress to implement the ONF modal layers into Waka Kotahi internal systems and processes in time for the 2024-27 NLTP development.


                  A specific focus for this webinar will be sharing the recent work by the team to classify current state modal networks (public transport, freight, walking, cycling and general traffic) under ONF and a live demonstration of how to update and view these within RAMM.


                  Guidance on classifying the modal layers will be available soon, and to help you use the system Waka Kotahi will demonstrate the use of RAMM using practical examples and point to where you can find useful guidance.   An open Q&A panel will also provide an opportunity to ask questions and hear from industry guests.


                  Notice of Annual General Meeting & Call for Executive Committee Member Nominations


                  This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the Road Controlling Authority Forum (NZ) Incorporated.


                  The details of this meeting are as follows:





                  Wharewaka Function Centre, Wharf 2 Taranaki Street, Waterfront, Wellington 6011





                  Tuesday 6 September 2022 from 3:45pm-4:15pm


                  See full Notice of AGM – Nomination of Exec – 2022

                  See Nomination form

                • National Utilities Code Review

                  The New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group (NZUAG) Board (made up of 5 Corridor Manager Representatives, 5 Utility Operators Representatives and an Independent Chair), have a key purpose of being responsible for administering the Code of Practice for Utility Operators Access to Transport Corridors.  This code of practice is reviewed every three years to ensure it is meeting the objectives of the overarching legislation.  The code is mandatory, and allows for a nationally consistent approach for access, enables management of Utility Operators access to transport corridors, but ultimately is focused on safety, coordination, and effective working.


                  The review will kick off at RIMS in August 2022 and the NZUAG Board want to hear from users of the code – current and future.


                  Leading into the review, there are two webinars planned to provide people with information around the review, current issues, and how feedback can be provided.

                • Public consultation for reshaping streets now open

                  The Minister of Transport is proposing regulatory changes to make it easier for local authorities, like councils, to make street changes that support walking, cycling, public transport, and placemaking. Ministry of Transport and Waka Kotahi want to hear your views on these proposals.


                  Consultation is now open on the Reshaping Streets regulatory changes. These proposals would enable local authorities to make street changes more efficiently and provide new ways for communities to be involved in changes that affect them.


                  Some regulations for managing roads are almost 50 years’ old and outdated. It’s important to update these to reflect our needs as a country now.



                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.