Tuesday 23 April 2024

Road Controlling Authorities Forum: Setting Ourselves Up For Success

Venue:  Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie


Registration and coffee:  8:30 am

9:00      Introduction: We are Stronger. Together.

Chairperson’s welcome to members to set the scene and outline the day, and update members on where RCAF is at.

9:15      Panel conversation: What are the transport challenges heading into 2024/25?

Hear sector leaders speak about what they see as the big challenges heading into next year, and more importantly, what do we need to do about it!

  • Nick Leggett – Chief Executive Infrastructure New Zealand
  • Ann Court – Councillor Far North District Council
  • David Gordon – Chief Capital Planning and Asset Development Officer KiwiRail
  • Panel moderator – Liam Hodgetts – Chief Planning Officer, Wellington City Council

10:00    Minister of Transport, the Hon Simeon Brown

The Minister will address members on the government’s transport priorities and aspirations.

10:40    Speaker: Delivering the GPS

Information for members on how NZTA is changing its focus to deliver the government’s transport outcomes efficiently and effectively.

  • Nicole Rosie – Chief Executive, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi

Nicole Rosie’s presentation – GPS Strategic Priorities

11:10    Morning tea

11:30    Speaker: Deliver, deliver, deliver

A challenge to members, to make change happen and do things quicker. Discussion about the legislative levers that are available and planned to expedite delivery.

  • Hon Shane Jones – Minister Regional Development

12:15    Speaker: Driving efficiency in road maintenance

Information for members about how to find efficiency in road maintenance spend, so we can deliver more for road users and taxpayers’ investment.

  • Andrew Clark – National Manager Maintenance & Operations, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi

Andrew Clark’s presentation – Driving efficiency in road maintenance

13:00    Lunch

13:45    Speaker: More bang for your buck

Information for members about the way Kāinga Ora is developing a system for improving the speed, predictability, reliability, quality and productivity of their programmes of work.

  • Andrew McKenzie – Chief Executive, Kāinga Ora

Andrew McKenzie’s presentation – More bang for your buck

14:30    Speaker: Emerging professional

This slot provides opportunity for an emerging professional to gain experience in presenting at an industry forum. Jocelyn will talk about her role at Wellington City Council as a Team Leader Minor Works and present the work she has been leading on one of their most troublesome intersections in Wellington.

  • Jocelyn Zhang – Team Leader Minor Works, Wellington City Council

Jocelyn Zhang’s presentation – Box Hill—Station Road Intersection Improvement

15:00    Speaker: The value of Te Ringa Maimoa

Information for members about the Te Ringa Maimoa hero projects, and how they will help your business to deliver better outcomes.

  • Hartley Hare – Strategic Transport Manager, Southland District Council

Hartley Hare’s presentation – The value of the Road Efficiency Group Te Ringa Maimoa

15:30    Interactive

Interactive session to seek out top-of-mind topics for next event, and for Q&A.

  • Steve Mutton – Chair of RCAF and Te Ringa Maimoa

15:45    Drinks

17:00    End

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