Conditions of funding
Resilience Improvement activities must be individually identified and economically justified. They must be the long-term, least-cost option for the Approved Organisation and the Transport Agency (state highways), calculated in terms of present value (PV ).
The cost of proposed works must be assessed against the NZ Transport Agency’s policy on uneconomic roading facilities.
A risk assessment for each proposed activity must be undertaken, using the risk assessment table below.
The following components of protection planting are eligible for funding assistance under this work category:
- the initial costs of planting, including any fencing or other protective measures to prevent damage by stock
- the purchase of any land required outside the road reserve for planting and/or retirement, and
- compensation payable to a landowner for a covenant to retire land and/or plant trees for road protection where purchase is impracticable or undesirable.
Approval of funding assistance for protection planting is conditional on legally enforceable agreements are to be implemented that define the responsibilities for management of retired areas outside the road reserve no duplication of funding assistance from the NZ Transport Agency and other sources.