This note is to advise that the Z19 Environmental and Social Responsibility Standard has been updated. The standard has been renamed to Z19 Taumata Taiao Environmental and Sustainability Standard (Taumata Taiao). The updated standard is available on the Waka Kotahi website and shall be used for all new works from now on.
This note advises of changes to the health and safety and site access requirements that clarify the standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and access requirements and helps establish a better framework of clear expectations for our contractors. The changes outlined in this note shall be implemented from the date of publication.
This notice advises that the procedures for managing the design, construction and maintenance of cycling and shared path facilities have been revised. The new standard applies from February 2019 and should be used by all staff carrying out physical works in the areas identified on the state highway network facilities map.
This note confirms that amendment 9 of the NZ Transport Agency’s SM030 Professional Services Contract Proforma Manual published in October 2019 is available on the Transport Agency’s website for download. This amendment to the SM030 Manual shall be implemented immediately for future contracts.
This notice advises that the new sealing chip specification is available to be used for all future chipsealing works. The new specification will come into effect immediately and should be applied to all upcoming chipsealing works in the State Highway Programme.
This notice advises that the new performance-graded asphalt binder specification is available to be used for all future asphaltic concrete works. The new specification will come into effect immediately and should be applied to all upcoming asphaltic concrete surfacing works in the state highway programme.
This notice advises contractors and contract managers that the health and safety expectations for NZ Transport Agency works have changed. The new expectations will come into effect from 1 October 2019 and should be applied to all contract works.
The M1 specification for bitumen is based around the measurement of penetration and basic viscosity. This technical advice is superseded by #19-09 Update to NZTA M1-A specification for performance-graded asphalt binder.