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The golden rules

Laying the FoundationsThe current infrastructure challenges, priorities and policies in New Zealand

Ernst ZollnerNZ Transport Agency

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Welcome to my world

Crown value of investment = $120bnCrown investment 2011/12-2014/15 = $17bn2

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My favourite idea the capital web

The performance and costs of the transport system, are all determined by a large number of independent actors the government and its delivery agents, businesses, developers, individuals, transport network owners.

This is a picture some of our staff put together to remind ourselves that we as a transport regulator, planner, investor, and State highway service provider have several roles to play in the transport system. This picture focuses on freight from the farm-gate to the shop and port.

I like this , because one of my jobs as Chief Executive of the NZTA is to ensure my staff have a clear understanding of what we are trying to achieve by playing our national role in the transport system, and to encourage them to strive to improve customer services.

Some golden rules, to start with

Know your goals, and understand the powerMaintain and optimise what you have, before building newBuild networks, not projectsTiming is everythingIts all about the use (and users), not the engineering awardsBuild it right, or regret it deeply

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Some golden rules, to start with

Know your goals, and understand the powerMaintain and optimise what you have, before building newBuild networks, not projectsTiming is everythingIts all about the use (and users), not the engineering awardsBuild it right, or regret it deeply

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A task for those who like it tough

7Short runs, long thin lines: ROAD

FreightTourismFreight and Tourism

This is the initial cut at the key routes for freight and tourism based on flows, we are developing these plans for release in December 2009

Mainly based on the highest flows

FreightAt least 1000 heavy vehicle movements per day in and out of key marketsFurther development will pick up the work on increased heavy vehicle mass limits

TourismAt least 5 million tourist flows per annum in the North IslandAt least 3 million tourist flows per annum or a high proportion of tourist traffic (>60%) and 1 million tourist flows per annum in the South IslandAlso 5 key destinations outside the major urban areas

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3.8 million tonnes +2.2 to 3.8 million tonnes0.9 to 2.2 million tonnesLess than 0.9 million tonnes

Short runs, long thin lines: RAIL

And how to make it harder

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10WRONG LOCATIONS, BIG COSTSGetting locations and integration wrong costs the ratepayer, the user and the taxpayers

Slide 8The early, and therefore significant, value for money opportunity from a transport investment perspective is to get the land use and transport planning right in the first place. We need get the right flows of people in our major urban employment areas, and freight to/from freight hubs and ports and markets To get the right flows we need transport networks that are integrated with land use, and also transport networks that are well connected with each other So we need to understand customers needs, the nature of their demand, and work together to get certainty for decision making, and the best results from private and public investmentsAnd we need joined-up planning from a regional economic perspective so spatial areas that make economic rather than water catchment boundary sense and integrate economic development, land use, and transport planning. Through our integrated planning we need to strike the right balance between movement and other uses of land in our town and city centres. This is the role of leadership, its not only a technical or data gathering exercise. In practice this means: Maximising high value space set aside for people and business in our town and city centres Minimising the high costs of providing transport in our city centres (e.g. land footprint required, cost of maintaining and operating road space). Movement is for most of us (e.g. not all tourists) a derived demandThis slide contains two examples of the transport footprint in city centres top right photo is the Manukau CBD blue is surface area for parking, orange is roads. The bottom left photo is of the Lower Hutt CBD 45% surface area required for transport (orange is road corridors at 19%, aqua is surface parking at 26%). We do need to invest in new infrastructure assets in a careful way, to unlock efficiencies within existing networks and to invest where the greatest economic growth and productivity impacts can be achieved. But we have to be careful. Adding additional roading infrastructure assets can be like loosening your belt to deal with weight gain. And because we dont charge directly for road use (yet in our major city centres) adding new roading capacity is like opening a pub with free beer. It soon fills up and its hard to identify and cater for high value drinkers, so to speak.

But tough is what we doA reasonable set of infrastructure networks for our size and income:Generally good resilienceCongestion level reasonable by most standardsCosts to users favourable in some areasGenerally good asset management practicesGenerally good regulatory environmentGenerally good reporting and accountability

Towards 2021 our national agenda

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Puhoi to WellsfordAuckland Western Ring RouteAuckland Victoria Park BottleneckWaikato ExpresswayTauranga Eastern CorridorWellington Northern CorridorChristchurch Motorway Projects

ROADS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

As specified in the GPS by the Minister of Transport Puhoi to Wellsford State highway 1 Completion of the Auckland Western Ring Route State highway 20/16/18 Auckland Victoria Park bottleneck State highway 1 Waikato Expressway State highway 1 Tauranga Eastern Corridor State highway 2 Wellington Northern Corridor (Levin to Wellington) State highway 1 Christchurch motorway projects.

Towards 2021 our national agenda

My favourite quoteHon Steven Joyce, previous Minister of Transport, NZ Rail Conference, 21 April 2010

15Frankly everyone is going to have to hold hands and jump together if this is to work

Towards 2021 our national agenda

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17Optimisation solutions really cool stuff

We have a number of different technology based tools to deliver traveller information. This is an area where we are growing our capability and service offerings and will continue to do so into the future. Our website contains up-to-date travel information on State highways such as road closures, significant delays and general safety warnings and we provide customers with a number of webcams that they can access to find out what the current driving conditions are like. CLICK ONTO THE RAMP METERING PHOTO THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE INTERNET, THEN OPEN INTERNET TO FULL SCREEN WITH THE MOUSE Because Auckland is a major priority, we provide real-time congestion information for the network in that area. This slide shows the status of the network and customers have the ability to click through and see what the traffic looks like through the cameras and they can check current travel times between key on/off ramps.We are currently working to establish a new service that will enable road user's to tailor road information thats appropriate to them and their travel directly from the NZTA website and nomadic devices. More on this to come in the future. In addition to this we have a free phone service that road users can call to find out if there are road closures or major delays that may affect their travel plans. The service also allows road users to report something they may have noticed on their travels that they think the NZTA should know about. And we have agreements with the key radio network providers for providing real-time traffic updates during morning and afternoon peak travel periods and during major incidents.

Towards 2021 our national agenda

Towards 2021 our national agenda

My favourite planning project

Towards 2021 our national agenda

Towards 2021 our national agenda

What Im really excited aboutThe adaptable roadThe automated roadThe climate change resilient road

Towards 5th generation roads

Paying for it all the challenge

Paying for it all to the rescue?

So, how golden are we?

Golden ruleGradeKnow your goals, and understand the powerImprovingMaintain and optimise what you have, before building newCan do better, promisingBuild networks, not projectsMust do betterTiming is everythingGetting betterIts all about the use (and users), not the engineering awardsGetting betterBuild it rightGood(ish)

Know your goals, and understand the powerMaintain and optimise what you have, before building newBuild networks, not projectsTiming is everythingIts all about the use (and users), not the engineering awardsBuild it right, or regret it deeply

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And can we do it? Yes, its

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