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Introduction

This work category provides for non-routine work required to protect the serviceability of the following from damage, and to minimise the threat of road closure arising from natural phenomena:

  • roads
  • road structures, and
  • eligible cycle facilities.

Qualifying activities

The work category includes a range of qualifying activities.

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

    • new works that protect existing roads from sea or river damage
    • new drainage to drain incipient slips
    • toe-weighting of unstable slopes
    • protection planting designed to arrest the slumping or displacement of a road platform, and
    • work to overcome changes in a river’s course or bed level that threaten roads, bridges or other road-related structures, but which is not attributable to one climatic event.

    Other potential activities that are not in the above list should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

    Funding is subject to the conditions of funding set out below.

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Exclusions

A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

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. 

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate is:

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval of proposed projects should be made through the 'Resilience improvements' module in Transport Investment Online(external link) (TIO). Projects of less than $1,000,000 implementation cost should be added to a Low cost low risk programme. Projects over $1,000,000 cost require to be added to a Regional Land Transport Plan prior to adding to the National Land Transport Programme.

End of year carryover

Transport Investment Online (TIO) will automatically carryover the unspent allocation every year (excluding minor improvements).  Therefore it is vital that Approved Organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) declare as surplus the unused allocation for completed projects by making a cost-scope adjustment via the Reviews module in TIO.

Risk assessment table 

Descriptor

Consequence

Insignificant

Minor

Moderate

Major

Critical

Probability

Description

Minor delays during cleanup and/or insignificant risk to users

Reduced capacity and/or low risk to users

 

Reduced to half the capacity for more than 24 hours and/or unacceptable risk to users

Route closed for more than 24 hours and/or major risk to users

Sever the route and/or extreme risk to users

Almost Certain

 

Expected to occur in most circumstances

High

High

Extreme

Extreme

Extreme

Likely

Will probably occur in most circumstances

Low

High

High

Extreme

Extreme

Possible

Might occur at sometime

Negligible

Low

High

Extreme

Extreme

Unlikely

Could occur at sometime

Negligible

Negligible

Low

High

Extreme

For eligible activities an investment assessment profile is required in addition to the risk assessment, using the Transport Agency Investment Assessment Framework. The result of the above risk assessment does not determine the results alignment for Resilience Improvements activities. The road improvements results alignment assessment should be used to determine the results alignment.

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