New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group. Utilities and the Road Corridor 12–21 July 2005 Working Together in the Road – The Way Forward. New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group. - Welcome - Introductions - Housekeeping - Order of the Day. NZUAG Update Utilities and the Road Corridor Part 1
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Utilities and the Road Corridor
12–21 July 2005
Working Together in the Road – The Way Forward
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
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
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
Objective is to achieve mutually agreed outcomes in the best interests of each organisation.Partnering Agreement
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
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
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
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.
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.
Transparency and communication
Re-use of existing valuations/information
Determining the rating unit
Determining the assessment basis
Information requirements and templates