November 2019

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Decision Making, Priority Setting and Funding of Transport Programmes


ITEM 1 – 9.00am

Welcome, housekeeping and apologies.

Forum agenda

Jim Harland

Don Cameron

Item 2 – 9.10am

Keynote Speaker

Lifting Local Government productivity – the challenges

The Productivity Commission is undertaking an inquiry into funding and financing arrangements for authorities.

In their draft report the Commission found that Councils need new tools to deal with specific cost pressures. Roading and transport are a major area of local government expenditure; Murray will share with you emerging thoughts on the final recommendations to the Government and what this means for setting priorities and decision making.

02 Inquiry into local government funding and financing – Murray Sherwin

Murray Sherwin

Item 3 – 9.40am

Local Government Funding Implementation

This session will cover decision making, tools available and what the future is likely to look like.

03 Local Government Funding Implementation – Dr Mike Reid

Dr Mike Reid


Item 4 – 11.00am

NZTA Investment Structure

Relationship making decisions, aligning processes, speeding up decisions, GPS pre-consultation, structural changes, system change.

  • NZTA structure update
  • Arataki – bigger picture and impacts
  • National Land Transport Programme
  • Investment Decision Making Framework (IDMF) review.

NZTA speakers

04 Arataki – Our Plan for the Land Transport System – Katie Mayes

05 Towards evidence-based decision-making in the NLTP – Gareth Hughes

06 Investment Decision-Making Framework (IDMF) Review – Kerryn Merriman

Mark Ratcliffe

Katie Mayes

Gareth Hughes

Kerryn Merriman


Item 5 – 1.30pm

Road Efficiency Group update

  • Overall REG Programme
  • Ensuring the Auckland Transport (AT) network classification is fit for purpose using ONRC
  • Developing the REG One Network Framework
  • Lifting sector capability; developing asset Management competency
  • Panel discussion.

07 Smarter Together – Realising Enduring Excellence – The Road Efficiency Group

Andrew McKillop

Anna Percy

David Darwin – 4 June 2021

Ann-Elise Reynolds

Item 6 – 2.45pm

Young Transport Professional Framework


08 Smart Motorways – Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

Item 7 – 3.00pm

Big digital discussion

Roll out of EV charging network and supporting infrastructure.

09 Big Digital Discussion – Geoff Thorburn

Geoff Thorburn

Item 8 – 3.30pm

Networking function for all RCAF members


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