This page relates to the 2021-24 National Land Transport Programme.
We (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as investor) expect approved organisations and Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) to use a structured and planned approach to road network management. Forward work programmes and budgets for road operations, maintenance and renewals to cater for all modes must be derived from:
Approved organisations and Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) must be able to demonstrate how the proposed road operations, maintenance, renewal and improvement activities optimise the delivery of customer levels of service on a whole-of-life cost basis for their road networks.
This page sets out guidance on the requirements for programmes which will assist in their development, assessment and prioritisation.
Details of road operations, maintenance, renewal and improvement activities must be held by the organisation responsible for the programme.
Such evidence for individual sites must be provided on request to demonstrate the value-for-money reasons for selecting the mix, timing of activities and choice for delivery of the activities.
The details to be held by the responsible organisation include, as appropriate:
An AMP prepared by approved organisations and Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) is a key supporting document for an investment proposal for National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) investment from either the local road or state highway maintenance activity class.
AMPs should reflect the expectations of the Local Government Act 2002 (approved organisations) and also meet the expectations set out in the Land Transport Management Act 2003. These AMPs are considered by us to be the equivalent of a programme business case. The guidance on the role of AMPs in the business case process applies. A well-designed AMP will fulfil the role of both strategic case and programme business case for the road operations, maintenance and renewal programme.
The AMP should be aligned with Waka Kotahi investment policy and sector best practice, including appropriate levels of evidence and analysis to support the approved organisation’s submitted programme. At a minimum this includes:
We expect there to be a clear linkage between the recommendations in the approved organisation’s and the Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) AMPs, the requested funding and the defined quantities of works for each work category in the road operations, maintenance and renewal programme.
In particular, we will consider the robustness and completeness of:
Consideration should be given to changes from national and regional levels of service targets relating to road user satisfaction, safety and asset preservation as set out in the Waka Kotahi Maintenance guidelines for local roads or as otherwise agreed with us.
In particular, consider:
Consideration should be given to:
Consider innovation in sustainable practices when selecting materials, maintenance methods and all other inputs to the submitted programme.
In addition to the long-term planning undertaken for the development of programmes, we recognise there may be additional issues that can lead to changes in road operations, maintenance and renewal requirements.
Our investment advisors will discuss these issues as part of the regular liaison with approved organisations and Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) to review and optimise programmes and also during the investment assessment and prioritisation process to inform the Waka Kotahi approved allocation for each maintenance programme as published in the relevant National Land Transport Programme.
We determine the three-year approved allocation for an organisation’s maintenance programme taking into account regional negotiations, and national benchmarking of performance on both a level-of-service and cost performance basis.
Where approved organisations and Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) wish to maintain a maintenance activity to a higher standard than that agreed in the negotiation process, the portion of expenditure receiving funding assistance will be based on the expenditure required to achieve the agreed standards and intervention levels.
Where approved organisations and Waka Kotahi (for its own activities) wish to maintain a maintenance activity to lesser standards and intervention levels than Waka Kotahi guidelines, funding assistance will be based on the least expenditure. If the lesser standards and intervention levels cause deferred maintenance, we reserve the right to not financially assist any future cost greater than the equivalent least cost on a whole-of-life cost basis.