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These case studies and practice notes are best practice examples of applying the One Network Road Classification in the field.

ONRC practice note: network inspections

 This practice note [PDF, 491 KB]describes the process for making inspections using the ONRC performance measures.

Safety: a system for managing temporary hazards in Timaru

Timaru District Council used the ONRC Performance Measures and RAMM to create an audit process for temporary hazards.

Managing temporary hazards [PDF, 723 KB]

Safety: a cost effective skid resistance programme in Matamata-Piako

The district council and Fulton Hogan developed a skid resistance programme based on the ONRC Performance Measures.

Are our roads safe when it's wet? [PDF, 595 KB]

Accessibility: supporting trucks on Waimate's network.

Dairy expansion places new pressures on a rural network with a large number of old bridges.

Supporting trucks on the network [PDF, 466 KB]

Safety: management of safety rails by Wellington City Council

Due to the city's topographical challenges, Wellington City Council has excellent systems for managing its network of safety rails.

How road users experience safety [PDF, 461 KB]

Resilience of access: Waitaki District Council

Waitaki DC keeps the public informed of road closures and weather events through multiple channels.

Enabling customers to choose [PDF, 790 KB]

Economic Road Network Planning: Southland District Council

This case study describes the development of an economic network plan to identify the relative economic benefits of each portion of Southland District’s large roading network. The plan provides a robust basis for prioritising limited funds, and the approach has gained the support of the community.

Economic Road Network Planning - summary [PDF, 43 KB]
Economic Road Network Planning - full document [PDF, 788 KB]

Road Classification Framework: Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport developed this framework to clarify the roles played by the various classification systems and operating plans that are currently in use. It considers the purposes and overlaps between:

  • Road use hierarchical systems developed by Councils for district plans and strategic plans
  • Network operating plans
  • The One Network Road Classification (ONRC)

AT Road classification framework [PDF, 211 KB]

Auckland Transport ONRC Gap Analysis: a project plan

This Customer Levels of Service gap analysis project plan, developed by Auckland Transport, has been endorsed by the REG Leadership group for circulation as an example of good practice.

AT Gap analysis project plan [PDF, 961 KB]

Tairawhiti Roads Collaboration

Tairāwhiti Roads is a unique new collaboration that manages the roading assets of the NZ Transport Agency and Gisborne District Council (GDC) under one shared business unit – bringing together the asset management and decision making for the region’s roads in close proximity to the assets, customers and suppliers.

Tairawhiti Roads - summary [PDF, 139 KB]
Tairawhiti Roads - case study [PDF, 1 MB]

Lag measures vs real time measures

The Wanganui District Council have implemented a fault identification process for unsealed and sealed pavements that identifies all faults and prioritises them.

Lag measures vs real time measures – summary [PDF, 180 KB]
Lag measures vs real time measures – case study [PDF, 2.4 MB]

RATA collaboration

With the goal of “achieving best practice road asset management within the Waikato by improving capability, capacity and outcomes through effective collaboration”, the RATA collaboration is successfully working towards resolving common issues in achieving regional alignment in asset management.

RATA collaboration – summary [PDF, 121 KB]
RATA collaboration – case study [PDF, 905 KB]

Maintaining and renewing sealed pavements under the ONRC

The customer focused service levels of the ONRC require a modified approach to traditional asset management if they are to be delivered effectively and efficiently. This case study helps to illustrate how the focus is on outcomes, not on outputs.

Sealed pavements under ONRC – summary [PDF, 57 KB]
Sealed pavements under ONRC – case study [PDF, 500 KB]

Reporting on mandatory non-financial performance measures – a Waikato guideline

The Waikato local authorities have developed a guideline based on agreed processes and data sources to be used to report on the Department of Internal Affairs non-financial performance measures. A consistent framework will allow benchmarking of outcomes.

A Waikato guideline – summary [PDF, 127 KB]
A Waikato guideline – case study  [PDF, 418 KB]
A Waikato guideline – guideline document [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Incorporating ONRC into asset management planning

An example of how a rural district council has initially applied the One Network Road Classification (ONRC), customer levels of service and performance framework.  It outlines the challenges and learnings that have been encountered, and how these will be addressed for the 2018 update of council’s roading asset management plan.

Incorporating ONRC into AMP – summary  [PDF, 43 KB]
Incorporating ONRC into AMP – case study  [PDF, 166 KB]

Strategic decision-making tool for transport asset renewals

The strategic decision-making tool explores different options for asset renewal programmes by considering asset condition, risk profiles and an acceptable backlog of renewal work, across a number of asset categories. The aim is to have a prioritised renewal programme targeting optimal outcomes.

Strategic decision-making tool for transport asset renewals – summary [PDF, 43 KB]
Strategic decision-making tool for transport asset renewals – case study [PDF, 904 KB]

Improved option selection

Rehabilitation treatments are part of maintaining our road network, but how do we ensure value for money? The answer is a robust analysis of whole of life costs associated with each treatment option.

Improved option selection – summary  [PDF, 47 KB]
Improved option selection – case study [PDF, 503 KB]

RIMS risk guide implementation

Risk is a key area of focus for the management of any road network. RIMS have produced the best practice guidelines for risk management on road networks and this case study demonstrates how this was applied on a local authority network as part of their asset management plan review.

RIMS risk guide implementation – summary  [PDF, 42 KB]
RIMS risk guide implementation – case study  [PDF, 423 KB]

Forward works programme optimisation

Sealed road maintenance and renewals work forms a significant component of most road controlling authorities’ expenditure. This case study looks at optimisation tools provide authorities with the means to identify the level of investment required to target specific levels of service and to cost effectively manage risk.

Forward work programme optimisation – summary  [PDF, 42 KB]
Forward work programme optimisation – case study [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Bridge management framework

A case study to assist roading managers seeking to better understand the critical bridge vulnerabilities on their network and to make better value bridge investments on low volume transport systems through improved, and less subjective, multi-criteria based assessments and analytical methods.

Bridge management frameworks summary – managing risk and ensuring value for money [PDF, 73 KB]
Bridge management frameworks – managing risk and ensuring value for money [PDF, 1.6 MB]

RIMs traffic counting guidelines

Robust traffic data required to develop credible works programmes and funding applications can be best provided by implementing the RIMs traffic counting guidelines and RAMM traffic counting module.

Traffic counting case study summary  [PDF, 42 KB]
Traffic counting case study [PDF, 204 KB]
How to configure MetroCount to upload to RAMM stage 1  [PDF, 828 KB]
How to configure MetroCount to upload to RAMM stage 2 [PDF, 565 KB] 

NZ Transport Agency programme review process

The Transport Agency’s review and prioritisation process has delivered savings of 10% by ensuring consistent treatment selection and intervention timing across renewals programmes on all state highway networks

RAPT case study summary 2013  [PDF, 54 KB]
RAPT case study 2013 [PDF, 475 KB] 

Auckland Transport street lighting review

Energy efficient LED lighting and bulk purchasing of energy are two initiatives that will provide immediate benefits in a street lighting network.

Energy efficiency initiatives: Auckland Transport street lighting case study summary [PDF, 43 KB]
Energy efficiency initiatives: Auckland Transport street lighting case study [PDF, 10 MB]

Travel Time Reliability: Christchurch Transport Operations Centre

With extensive works across Christchurch, travel time reliability is a challenge. This case study provides an insight into the tools and techniques used.

Travel Time Reliability: Christchurch Transport Operations Centre case study [PDF, 1 MB]