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RIMS Forum 2020

The 2020 Roading Infrastructure Management Forum will be taking place 25-26 March in Napier at the Napier Conference Centre. NZUAG will again be taking responsibility for the day 2 Utility Access to Transport Corridors stream.

Forum attendees will be those with an interest in advanced roading asset management and improving the use and preservation of roading corridors and include:

  • Road controlling authority roading managers and asset managers
  • Asset Database Managers and Technicians
  • Contractors involved in roading asset management and asset information management
  • Consultants involved in roading asset management and asset information management
  • Industry Suppliers
  • Corridor Managers
  • Utility Companies
  • Contractors involved with corridor utility works

For further details on the Forum, including on-line registration, click here

Code Education Webinar Series

Revised dates for the Code Education Webinar Series are detailed below. Each of the webinars will follow a similar format and last for 1 hour, starting at 10:30am. They will all utilise the Zoom meeting platform, with Zoom links provide for each event. For anybody wishing to participate via phone, access numbers are given below.

To participate via phone, dial either of the following phone numbers followed by the ID code of the relevant webinar (number at the end of the meeting URL): (04) 886 0026/ (09) 884 6780

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Changes to the Code from the last review
  • What NZUAG is and does
  • KPI data reporting and the importance

NZUAG News edition 18: August 2019

From the Chairman’s Desk

Health and safety must be the top priority when it comes to worksites in transport corridors. There have been a number of deaths and injuries lately that are totally unacceptable. It is incumbent on all of us to make sure that worksites are safe for workers and travelling public. There is a range of responsibilities in this area, including the Health and Safety at Work Act, CoPTTM, Worksafe, Utilities legislation and so on, and the NZUAG Code also has Safety as one of its guiding principles. Civil Contractors NZ is working with NZTA and Worksafe to improve safety around transport corridor worksites, and NZUAG is fully supportive of this work. There is more on this issue below.

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NZUAG News edition 17: May 2019

The NZUAG Board is calling for nominations from members to be part of a working group that will assess how effective the Code has been and to recommend any necessary changes.

The Code (of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors) has been in place since 2012 and has been reviewed twice in that time. The Board is keen to find out how effective it has been for the parties to the Code and the wider community, and whether the purpose and principles of the Code are being met. Details of the working group appear below. This is an important initiative from the Board, and we are keen to have as many nominations as possible. Your industry needs you!

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NZUAG News edition 16: March 2019

Hi everyone,

The year is racing along. Someone said to me the other day that it won’t be and long before we hear Christmas carols in the stores again!!

The Board met recently to sign off on the revised Code prior to submission to the Minister for Infrastructure for approval. A 2019/20 work programme was adopted, which includes focusing on Code promotion and compliance. Preparations are well underway for the RIMS conference in Dunedin in March, where we will update participants on current issues and the year ahead.

Tracy Bell (Timaru District Council) representing Local Government NZ, was welcomed to the Board. Tracy joins Ria Apiata (KiwiRail) representing the National Rail Corridor and Brendan Drysdale (Wellington Electricity) representing the Electricity Sector who both came onto the Board following the November AGM as new sector representatives.

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NZUAG News Issue 15: November 2018

Welcome to the final newsletter for 2018. In this issue I provide an update on the Code of Practice for Utilities’ Access to Transport Corridors (the Code) review, including information on the final opportunity to have a say on the proposed new Code. I also cover our recent AGM, provide an update on the Code performance work and look at the year ahead.

On behalf of the Board I would like to wish you and your families a happy Christmas and a safe New Year, and we look forward to working with you on behalf of industry in 2019.

Regards,
Paul Swain
Chairman, NZUAG

 

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NZUAG News Issue 14: August 2018

It’s been busy couple of months for the NZUAG Board and members. We ran a series of successful seminars on the Code and the review in 5 centres throughout New Zealand as well as three webinars using Zoom technology. The feedback was positive, and highlights the importance of promoting the Code throughout industry.

At the same time, the first round of Code review submissions has been analysed, and a revised draft Code is on the website. Submissions on the draft have now closed, and the Board is currently considering those before the Board meeting in November. Continue reading “NZUAG News Issue 14: August 2018”