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Utilities and the Road Corridor
12–21 July 2005
Working Together in the Road – The Way Forward
Utilities and the Road Corridor Part 1
Have Your Say on NZUAG Issues
Utilities and the Road Corridor Part 2
Workshop ReportsOrder of the Day
No ‘central’ information about location of cables and pipes
Loss of co-ordination
Large and inconsistent local government costs
uncoordinated trenching operations
Not enough space for more pipes
Inadequate reinstatement of road surfaces
Inappropriate rating of utility networks
Unequal treatment of different utilities
Inconsistent local government management/practice
Insufficient protection of existing utilities
Formal representations to the Minister.
Agree priority issues and adopt co-operative/ collaborative approach.
Voluntary and legislative approach.
Keep other parties briefed.
Utilities Conference 2004
- Industry co-operation
- Industry-wide tools
- End-user acceptance
NZ Water & Waste Association
Electricity Networks Association
Electricity Engineers Association of New Zealand
Gas Association of New Zealand
Transit New Zealand
MED, DIA, MoTUtilities Advisory Group
We are committed to working together in the roading corridor for the benefit of our customers and our communities.
NZ Water and Waste Association
Road Controlling Authorities
Model Partnering Agreement (available from website www.nzuag.org.nz).
Working in the Road (SNZ HB 2002:2003) (available from Standards New Zealand).
RMA Guidelines (available from website www.nzuag.org.nz).
Lifelines and emergency planning guides (available from Ministry of CD & EM).
DVR Guidelines (available shortly from website www.nzuag.org.nz).
Relationship with Government and its departments.Achievements So Far
Competencies and qualifications. www.nzuag.org.nz).
Promoting uptake of Working in the Road Handbook.
Facilitating Partnering Agreements.
Civil defence and emergency management.
Promoting the use of best Practice Guidelines.Under Action
Provides a framework for utilities in the road corridor to work together and with road controlling authorities.
Objective is to achieve mutually agreed outcomes in the best interests of each organisation.Partnering Agreement
TA manages to co-ordination process. work together and with road controlling authorities.
Agree to co-operate, support the process and work to achieve national consistency.
Work together in a dependable, trustworthy and honest manner.
Accommodate the various, often competing, needs in the most effective and efficient manner:
- Reduce traffic disruption and costs of the same.
- Minimise impact on business.
- Reduce frequency of digging up roads.Commitment to Work Together
Consider needs of all road users. work together and with road controlling authorities.
Maintain the integrity of roading and utility service assets.
May require adjusting work programmes and practices.
Sharing information based on excellent communication.
Co-ordination of planning.
Road opening notification.
Fulfil respective and joint responsibilities for lifeline utilities and emergency management.Commitment to Work Together cont…
Temporary Service Cover installed too high and incorrect reinstatement
Technical excellence work together and with road controlling authorities.
Competency in our workforce
Excellence in health and safetyWorking in the Road
Acknowledges existing legislation and responsibilities. work together and with road controlling authorities.
Sets out the minimum requirements for working in the roads.
To succeed SNZ HB 2002:2003 needs the commitment required from all parties to work together, co-operate and co-ordinate.Working in the Road
High Voltage marker peg as found onsite by faults locations team
Managing the partnership under the RMA. work together and with road controlling authorities.
Why locate utilities in the road corridor.
The statutory framework on roles, responsibilities and powers.
How to manage environmental effects of utilities – a toolbox.
Best Practice for developing policies and plans.
Provide more certainty for utilities.
Purpose: work together and with road controlling authorities.
To assist Valuation Service Providers (VSP), Local Authorities (LA) and Utility Network Owners (UNO) with the process of valuing utility networks for their inclusion on a District Valuation Roll.
Guiding Principles work together and with road controlling authorities.
Transparency and communication
Re-use of existing valuations/information
Determining the rating unit
Determining the assessment basis
Information requirements and templates
Issues on the Table: work together and with road controlling authorities.