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Cost sharing with the NZ Transport Agency

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Land developers

This document provides guidance on the NZ Transport Agency’s approach to sharing the costs associated with mitigating development effects on the state highway. The Transport Agency enters into cost sharing agreements to ensure that the financial costs and wider network benefits of mitigation works is met by the appropriate parties.

The state highway and development

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Land developers

This section sets out the NZ Transport Agency’s response to proposed private developments, such as subdivisions and billboards alongside the state highway network.

Monitoring and enforcement of migitation measures

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Land developers

Monitoring development mitigation measures is paramount to a successful planning process under the Resource Management Act 1991. This section sets out how NZ Transport Agency self-monitors its own work and also undertakes independent monitoring of other developments around the network.

Advertising signs

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Land developers

This document describes the NZ Transport Agency’s approach to advertising signs alongside the state highway, and the methods used to ensure that signs do not have a negative effect, particularly on road safety.

Research Report 639 Technology related transport skill requirements and availability

Published: | Category: Transport demand management , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: General, Land developers

This paper reports an assessment of skills gaps and training needs likely in 2035 for New Zealand, resulting from the technological change from implementation of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in land transport. The research reported was funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency and conducted in 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. The economics and engineering literature provides important insights into the impact of technological change on skills demanded and the consequences for occupations and training. Accordingly, to develop the skills gap assessment, we first developed scenarios of future ITS environments in New Zealand in 2035. This was informed by global literature on ITS technologies and their likely implementation by 2035. Paramount among these technologies were autonomous vehicles, where their level of autonomy and coverage of the national vehicle fleet by 2035, is a useful metric of the overall level of ITS development.

Research Report 601 Understanding the value of transport investment in historic and cultural heritage

Published: | Category: Environmental impacts of land transport , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: Advice and assistance, General, Land developers, Local & regional government

The 2015 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport focuses on economic growth, productivity, road safety, and value for money. The transport system must also support economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. This means that road controlling authorities (RCAs) must mitigate the impacts of their projects on heritage sites without placing an unreasonable funding burden on the economy.  

RCAs such as the Transport Agency have their own approaches for assessing and managing historic and cultural heritage. No consistent national guidelines for heritage conservation actions exist, however, which creates risks and opportunities during project development, delivery and ongoing ownership of heritage. The requirements for heritage conservation follow from designation processes, but do not necessarily strengthen the heritage and cultural values of structures and environments. An economic perspective of such values can improve the value for money of heritage investments, and support New Zealand’s heritage stock.

Integrated transport assessments

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Land developers

The NZ Transport Agency uses integrated transport assessments to understand and assess the potential transport impacts of a development proposal. The purpose of this guideline is to outline the Transport Agency's preferred methodology for undertaking these assessments of transport effects.

Mitigation options for development

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Land developers

Where a development proposal has adverse impacts on a state highway, the NZ Transport Agency will seek to ensure that these adverse effects are avoided, remedied or mitigated at the developer’s cost.

Research Report 610 The assessment of the effects of small-scale development proposals on the transport network

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research & reports | Audiences: Land developers, Local & regional government

The national integrated transport assessment guidelines used by practitioners in New Zealand only provide guidance for the assessment of significant sized developments, setting out the approach to be taken with varying assessment levels relative to size. It is becoming increasingly evident there are cases when small-scale developments, which do not trigger the lower thresholds for assessment, are having an effect either individually or cumulatively on the transportation network. In these instances, it may be necessary for the impacts of these small-scale developments to be assessed in an appropriate manner.  

This research investigated if and how the potential effects of small-scale developments should be identified and in doing so has provided an opportunity to fully understand if the absence of national guidelines is limiting the opportunity for effective network management and land use planning.

Hononga ki te iwi | our Māori engagement framework

| Category: Corporate publications | Audiences: Communities, Land developers, Local & regional government, Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Hononga ki te iwi is Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Māori engagement framework, and it has been developed to guide our thinking when planning our Māori engagement. While it was developed for Waka Kotahi, other organisations will find it useful for guiding their own engagement with Māori when developing their land transport investments. The framework is an adaptation of the engagement framework developed by Te Arawhiti (The Office for Māori Crown Relations) for the public sector. Te Arawhiti

Our framework has been tailored to our transport context and is intended to guide our approach by providing points and questions to consider. A key component of the framework is the prompting to develop a Māori engagement plan for your programme/project throughout the document. Developing this plan for your project will help you work through the key elements of a successful engagement process with Māori.