NZUAG News edition 17: May 2019

14 Jun 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!

In other news, the revised Code is currently with the Minister for Infrastructure for sign-off, and the Board has confirmed the membership of its working committees for the current financial year. The Board has presented two submissions on the Government’s New Zealand Infrastructure Bill. We received two excellent presentations at our meeting recently- on access to the Kiwi Rail corridor and the common asset data management standard being developed for transport corridors and water assets (see below).

Thank you to those members who have paid, and those who are about to pay, their subscriptions for the 2019/2020 year. Your contributions help us to administer the Code on behalf of industry. If you’re considering joining, then please contact our administrator, Colin Lewis on further information.

That’s it for now. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Paul Swain
Independent Chairman

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