In order to ensure value for money and consistent impact mitigation across the national network, the Environment and Urban Design Team works closely with project managers to collect best practices, identify relevant international trends, develop New Zealand specific standards and guidelines, disseminate information and continuously improved service delivery. The HNO environmental and social responsibility manual is a collection of standards, guidelines, tools and references applicable to all capital works and maintenance operations.
This manual supersedes the previous Environmental policy manual.
This manual and manual management plan make operable the NZ Transport Agency Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy. It sets out the NZ Transport Agency environmental and social responsibility policies, plans standards, guidelines, tools and templates that are to be used, when applicable, as referenced in our contracts prepared under SMO30, SMO31 and SMO32.
The implementation of the manual assists the Transport Agency in meeting our legal obligations under but not limited to the:
• Resource Management Act
• Land Transport Management Act
• Historic Places Act
• Conservation Act
• Biosecurity Act
Contact us to receive notifications of environmental updates and for more information.
For more information see Environmental and Social Responsibility(external link).