8.15am – 5pm – Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie

Item 1 9.00am Welcome, housekeeping and apologies
Jim Harland

Don Cameron
SESSION 1: Tourism & Transport
Item 2 9.10am Keynote Speaker

  • Introduction to the draft Aotearoa New Zealand Government Tourism Strategy
Duncan Small, MBIE
Item 3 9.30am Panel Discussion:

What are the priorities for your organisation in responding to the strategy and how will you work with road controlling authorities to disperse visitors through the regions and enhance value?


Tim Bamford, DOC

Chris Roberts, TIA

Jim Harland, NZTA

Malcolm Alexander, LGNZ

9.55 am Questions and answers from the floor
Item 4 11.00am The RCA Forum’s Strategic Portfolio Activities Session

This session is to affirm work programmes, advise where the RCA is going and provide an opportunity for members to raise any topical issues.

RCA Forum Executive Committee Portfolio Leads
Item 5 11.30am Active Modes Infrastructure Group (AMIG):  The journey so far and the challenges ahead

Walking and cycling (the Active Modes) are an increasingly important component of the mode mix across the transport network.

The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport and the NZ Transport Agency policy setting acknowledges this priority and is very enabling towards supporting councils making our towns and cities more walking and cycling friendly. Additionally the Safer Journeys strategy, looks to “achieve a reduction in the crash risk for pedestrians and particularly cyclists, while at the same time encouraging an increase in use of these modes through safer roading infrastructure”.

The Active Mode Infrastructure Group followed the established model for the sector in responding to changing needs by working together collaboratively to put best practice into the hands of practitioners, and ensure interventions are delivered consistently across the network.

AMIG has overseen and sought to coordinate the responses to a substantial shift in the attitude to providing for urban mobility, and is now the technical reference group for addressing the gaps in guidelines and in the regulatory framework in providing for not only the active modes, but the many innovative personal transport devices that are increasingly looking to occupy the same space.

Wayne Newman, Representing the AMIG Working Group

Item 6 12.00pm New Road Safety Strategy

The MoT are leading a development of a new road safety strategy for NZ, founded on a clear ambition to reduce the trauma on our roads. Last year, more than one person a day was killed in road crashes. This level of trauma is neither inevitable nor acceptable, and it is clear a new approach is needed

The new road safety strategy will outline how we will approach the road safety challenges of the next decade and hold ourselves to account to save lives and meaningfully reduce trauma.

This presentation will outline the Ministry’s work to date and provide context ahead of public consultation in mid-2019.

James Campbell, MoT
Item 7 1.30pm Speed Management Guide

How is NZTA implementing the Speed Management Guide to reduce the risk in the top 10% of the State Highways and local road network?

Tim Crow, NZTA

Item 8 2.00pm Young Transport Professional Heather Richies, Project Manager, GHD
Item 9 2.15pm The Road Efficiency Group (REG);  Supporting the Journey to Business Excellence

Jeffrey Devine, Whangarei District Council

Wayne Oldfield, NZTA

Representing the REG Group

Item 10 2.45pm NZTA Research Topics

NZTA has refreshed the approach to its NLTP funded research programme.  This talk will cover the principles for resetting the programme as well as the key opportunities this has now identified.  These include the broadening of the time horizon of the programme as well as the research methods, plus the increase in research expertise guiding research development.

Galina Mitchelhill, NZTA

Item 11 3.10pm Digital and Intelligent Transport Tools

Hear about the opportunities these provide for operational excellence.

Martin McMullen, NZTA
CLOSE and DRINKS 3.30pm