Portfolio

Collaborative contracts for the collection of road asset management data to achieve better value for money for Councils’ data collection activities as well as consistent data quality and methods of collection. Current contracts include the collection of Falling Weight Deflectometer data & High Speed Data, and Traffic Counting & Visual Pavement Inspections.

Improved bridge inspection activities by providing consistent methodologies, better understanding of asset condition, value for money for Councils through consolidated procurement. Two contracts are currently operational over the Waikato region.

Improved data collection activities by providing consistent methodologies, better understanding of asset performance through consistent measures, value for money for Councils through consolidated procurement.

Councils have access to resourcing and specialist skills to improve their data quality for forward works programming.

Common maintenance intervention triggers for common roading faults across the region.

Council reporting on data quality in alignment with the REG competency framework.

Standardise definition and measurement of road widths within District Plans across Councils.

Consistent asset valuation methodologies for capitalisation, insurance and depreciation. A draft template is being tested.

Regional benchmarking of asset performance across Councils to determine opportunities for improvement.

Standardising road seal life age assumptions to better determine life expectancy and optimise maintenance interventions.

Forward Work Programme Tours are carried out accompanied by data reviews.

Consistent speed management across the region for improved road safety.

The WRTM is a strategic level model and currently plays an important role in the assessment of integrated land use and transport planning initiatives and the assessment of proposed changes.  The WRTM assists with planning macro level responses and understanding a range of modelled future scenarios.  A business case is currently underway in preparation for upgrading the WRTM.

Better management and control of temporary traffic management by understanding issues and opportunities for improvement, thereby reducing pressure on TMCs across the region.

Standardised approach to management of stock underpasses leading to consistency in fees, transparency of process, and certainty for landowners.

Improved and compliant drinking water quality across the region within the new regulatory framework through improved activity management and capacity.

Quarterly asset manager forum for improved capacity of asset managers through knowledge sharing.

Investigate and recommend the most cost effective upgrade model and operational costs a rural water scheme, and establish a systematic framework to deal with rural water supply upgrades and compliance recovery issues.