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Erosion and sediment control guidelines for state highway infrastructure

Published: | Category: Environment & resource planning , Manuals | Audiences: Local & regional government, Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The guidelines have been developed to assist roading practitioners with the selection and design of erosion and sediment control practices.

The guidelines demonstrate our commitment to lowering environmental impacts, social and environmental responsibility, and improving the contributions of state highways to the wellbeing of New Zealand.

The inspection forms are designed to provide guidance on how to implement erosion and sediment control practices on the ground.

The guideline covers:

  • promotion and use of appropriate design methods
  • development and application of practices that minimise the risk of erosion and sediment deposition Implementation of erosion and sediment control measures
  • identification of risk and problem areas
  • use of best-practice methods unique to each situation to ensure effectiveness
  • early identification of new projects that have a higher risk of erosion Support for new techniques and methodologies
  • consultation with local authorities, and
  • protection of sensitive receiving environments.

Publication details

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  • Published: September 2014
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 978-0-478-41973-3 (online)
  • Contact: environment@nzta.govt.nz
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