Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


The new world of state highway maintenance

The new world of state highway maintenance


The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the first of its new state highway network maintenance and operations contracts for the Bay of Plenty area.

This new Network Operations Contract covers the Rotorua and Eastern bay sub-region and has been let to a partnership led by Higgins.

This $79 million contract will run over seven years and is designed to deliver improved road maintenance efficiencies and reduced costs, says the Transport Agency's Highways Manager for the Bay of Plenty Brett Gliddon.

"This is a new operating framework for the Transport Agency. In the past, there have been a number of consultants and physical works contracts for delivering maintenance works on the state highway network. With this new way of doing business there is one contract for a larger area, which includes the Rotorua, Whakatane, Opotiki and Kawerau districts," Mr Gliddon said.

Higgins has formed a partnership with Beca, and local Bay of Plenty contractors Waiotahi, Combined Roads and Traffic (CRTS), and Avalon Industrial services to deliver the new contract.

Higgins provided a strong and well balanced locally based team that would ensure that the new operating framework will be delivered effectively and cost efficiently.

The contract is performance-based, with the focus being on the delivery of good quality outcomes for the state highway network and all road users.

The new contract will take effect on July 1, 2014.

The next contract to be awarded for the region will be announced in November 2014 for the Western Bay of Plenty area, which will cover state highways in the Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty area.

Mr Gliddon thanks the current highway contractors, Opus and Downer, who over many years have contributed significantly to the maintenance and management of the Rotorua and Eastern Bay of Plenty state highway networks.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

GCSB's China Shopping: Key Damages China Relationship

Evidence that the Key Government recklessly approved a GCSB spying operation to intercept Chinese diplomatic communications between offices in Auckland will pointlessly damage our relationship with China, the Green Party said today.

The latest Snowden documents detail plans by the New Zealand spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), to tap Chinese diplomatic communications between their two consular offices in Auckland. The papers don’t reveal if the operation, a joint project with the US National Security Agency (NSA), went ahead but we have no reason to think it did not. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing>

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable. So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer... More>>

ALSO:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news