Infrastructure Decision Support (IDS), WSP and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s 'Strategic Maintenance Investment Justification Project' won the ‘IPWEA Australasia 2022 Excellence in Asset Management’ category and the prestigious ‘IPWEA Australasia 2022 Public Works Medal for Project of the Year.’
Just three months ago, this project also won the '2021 Excellence in Asset Management' category at the IPWEA New Zealand Asset Management Excellence Awards.
Waka Kotahi engaged IDS in May 2019 to answer the "billion-dollar" question around how much investment is needed to maintain the roads and road surfaces within the New Zealand State Highway network over a three-year funding period.
This information was vital to support the 2021-2024 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) and inform the long-term strategic 10-year and 30-year investment horizons. The NLTP is a three-yearly investment package that ensures transport can be delivered nationally, regionally and on a local authority level.
IDS used the dTIMS (Deighton Total Infrastructure Management System) modelling that forecasts road condition, maintenance and renewal needs into the future to provide Waka Kotahi with assurance and confidence of a nationally consistent focus of investment. This ensured the appropriate amounts of money were provided in the right locations whilst ensuring a functional, reliable state highway roading network that is well maintained and protected for generations to come.
Read more in the media release below.