April 2016

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.

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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

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