The first forum of 2016 was held at the Wellington International Airport Conference Centre on Friday 13 May. The Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Minister of Local Government, explained the Better Local Services reform package. David Brash surveyed the challenges and opportunities for road controlling authorities. Greg Edmonds, Chief Infrastructure Officer for Auckland Transport, discussed some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing any rca in New Zealand at the moment.
The forum also heard two young engineers’ presentations, on road traffic noise research from Yan Zhou and on the collaborative approach needed to undertake a successful upgrade of Ohakune Mountain Road from Heather Riches, project manager at GHD.
Item 2 – The Way We Are Moving – David Brash, NZ Transport Agency
Item 3 – Infrastructure Development in Auckland – Greg Edmonds, Auckland Transport
Item 4 – KiwiRAP – NZ Road Assessment Programme – Robyn Gardiner, ACC
Item 5 – Draft National Level Crossing Strategy – Karl Check, Kiwirail, & Chuck Dowdell, NZ Transport Agency
Item 6 – Young Engineer’s Presentation – Road Traffic Noise Research – Yan Zhou, NZ Transport Agency
Item 7 – Young Engineer’s Presentation – Collaboration Paves the Way – Heather Riches, GHD
Item 9 – RCAF draft EFY2016 Financials and 2016-17 Budget – Jim Paterson, RCAF Finance Convenor
Item 10 – Next Steps – The Draft Speed Management Guide & Changing the Conversation on Speed – Iain McAuley & Di Gamble
Item 11 – Delivery of the REG Programme to Meet Local Government Timeframes – Rui Leitao, REG Leadership Group
Item 12 – Level Crossing Invoicing – Eddie Cook, Kiwirail
Item 13 – Using Maps and Data to Help Embed ONRC in the Investment Decision Making Process – Mark Yaxley, NZ Transport Agency
Item 14 – The Resilience Project – what’s happening and what’s coming up – Stuart Woods, NZ Transport Agency