Welcome to RCA Forum
The Road Controlling Authorities Forum New Zealand Inc (RCAF or RCA Forum) is a closed, non-political group with representatives from the 66 territorial local authorities, the Department of Conservation, Land Transport New Zealand, Local Government New Zealand and Transit New Zealand. Since 1 August 2008 Land Transport New Zealand and Transit New Zealand have become the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).
The RCAF consists of the Executive, comprising Convenors and representatives of the member organisations, as well as the individual members from the majority of the 66 territorial local authorities (Including Auckland Transport).
The purpose of the RCAF is to exchange information and provide updates on working groups, legislation, standards and guidelines, highway and procurement strategies and other issues relevant to road controlling authorities and the other member organisations.
As the RCAF is an Incorporated Society it works to a set of Rules.
The RCAF also has a Strategic Plan.
The RCAF Vision is to ‘Assist Road Control Authorities to make informed decisions’.
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Austroads guidelines for industrial areas
Austroads is developing guidelines for the planning and development of freight access for industrial estates. Bill Greenwood and Marinus La Rooij are the New Zealand technical contacts. Geoff Anson Consulting is undertaking the the project.
The project is running three workshops in New Zealand during May to hear the views of representatives from governments, developers, logistics companies, consultants and others on the issues they face when planning or assessing industrial estates and how best to design the guidelines so that they are useful. Project outline and details of workshops.
VDAM Rule review - call for representatives for steering and working groups
A review of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002 is about to commence. We are proposing Jon Schwass of Napier City as local RCA representative for the project steering group and Tom Dodd of Tararua DC and Jagdeep Singh of Waikato DC as representatives for the working group. For more information, refer to the MoT project description here.
New reference documents available for comment and feedback
New reference documents have been approved as local guidelines and are now available for comment. More >>
Sector representatives for Austroads steering groups
Gary Clark of Tasman District has joined the steering committee for Austroads research project 1766 on Safe Systems in the Planning Process and will be supported by Robyn Denton of Hamilton City and Joe Bourque of Southland District. Andrew Allen of Auckland Transport has been nominated for the steering group for Austroads project ST1768 Achieving Safe System Speeds on Urban Arterial Roads and Aaron Campion of Hastings District Council has been nominated for the steering group for Austroads project ST1769 Safe System Roads for Local Government. Gary Clark of Tasman District Council has also been nominated to join the steering group for project ST1776 Revision of Austroads Guide to Road Safety - Part 8.
Support for "Roundup" resistance research
The RCA Forum is supporting and contributing to important research being led by the Foundation for Arable Research to prevent resistance to the most widely used herbicides in New Zealand developing in weed species. The first cases of glyphosate resistant weed species have now been reported here. Every local authority needs to have procedures in place to monitor spray rotation and effectiveness. More >>
New working group to look at cycle signs and markings
A new working group has been established to arrive at nationally consistent best practice for signage and markings for cycle lanes and shared lanes. It met on 23 November 2012 and 22 March 2013. More >>