Air quality management and monitoring of emissions from vehicles and the effects of land transport infrastructure projects, maintenance and operations.
Biodiversity is the variety of life forms, providing people with the fundamental processes and products needed to survive.
Climate change mitigation and adaptation work at Waka Kotahi, as well as climate change related research work and tools available to project teams.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency requirements when preparing applications, the guidance available to ensure a consistent approach and information on our environmental permit compliance system CS-Vue.
Managing contaminants in soil, which could pose a threat to human health or the environment.
Standard reference for all temporary traffic management on state highways and local roads.
To be used by consultants when preparing cost estimates.
Our roading and transport activities have the potential to affect the daily lives of so many New Zealanders, so it’s important that their values, priorities and opinions about how mobility is delivered is an important part of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s business.
The environmental and sustainability operational policy, standards, specifications and guidance in this section must be followed in all Waka Kotahi land transport infrastructure capital projects, operations and maintenance.
Protecting and conserving New Zealand’s heritage and minimising the impacts of our transport system activities on heritage places.
Information within this portal relates to insurances and bonds for Highways and Network Operations professional services and physical works contracts.
Intelligent transport systems (ITS) are to apply technology solutions to deliver operational and transport management outcomes, as well as contributing to safer roads.
Planning and operational policy and processes for developing and implementing the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), to give effect to the Government Policy Statement (GPS).
View a collection of handy guides focused on walking, cycling and public transport.
Network outcomes contracts (NOCs) see Waka Kotahi take a more hands on approach with respect to strategic asset management and contract management.
Assessing and mitigating transport-related noise and vibration and its impacts on people and communities.
View manuals, technical memoranda, and specifications on delineation, drainage, pavements, surfacings, and unsealed pavements in each relevant subject area in this section.
Information about the Highways and Network Operations group's commercial intelligence, measurement and monitoring capability with respect to the cost of maintenance and renewals.
Our approach to procurement uses a range of delivery models. These models have been developed based on international best practice and adapted to the New Zealand context.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has developed its own project management practice over recent years. The guidance included in this section attempts to document lessons learnt as we have developed and delivered projects and to provide advice on the best way to progress through various mandatory processes while avoiding pitfalls along the way.
Waka Kotahi acquires land and land rights for the construction of highway projects. There's also disposals and valuation information available.
Quality assurance provides confidence to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and its customers that assets procured have been built to specification, will achieve their performance objectives, and provide information critical to the successful ongoing asset management and maintenance.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency invests in innovative and relevant research, which plays a critical role at the forefront of land transport thinking and thereby contributes to achieving the government’s goals for transport.
Resilience is when there is a disruptive event on our roads people still need to get to where they are going. Resilience is about preserving and restoring access to the roading network despite unexpected disruptive events.
Minimising resource use and optimising resource recovery, which helps minimise environmental impacts, contributes to reducing carbon emissions and has the potential to cut costs.
Risk and therefore risk management is an inherent and fundamental aspect of the Transport Agency's business. The Transport Agency applies an enterprise risk management (ERM) approach as an integral part of its management philosophy.
Enhancing road design and infrastructure to make them safer,
This section provides supplementary guidance and advice about the use of different safety systems and interpretation of the new Austroads Guides and any necessary New Zealand specific variations.
Enhancing the positive effects and minimising the negative effects of our activities on people and communities.
There are a range of topics that have been included in bylaws from parking to speed limits. A list of state highway bylaws is available.
Protecting water quality through constructing or maintaining stormwater assets and controlling erosion and sediment.
View standards/manuals, specifications and design guides/advice notes on bridges and culverts, tunnels, geotechnical and soil structures, other highways structures and structures operation and maintenance.
Infrastructure sustainability rating schemes provide a consistent method of assessing, achieving, and communicating the positive environmental and social outcomes associated with infrastructure projects.
Guidance for the comparisons carried out between observed and modelled outputs, commonly during the base model development phase of a project.
Ensuring quality urban design principles and landscape principles inform the planning, design, implementation and management of our land transport network.
This page describes the legal requirements in the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002. It also includes information about subsequent relevant legislation.