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Research Report 130 Environmental management for roading contractors: I. Overview & case study

Published: | Category: Research & reports , Research programme , Performance monitoring , Activity management , Natural hazard risk management , Safety, security and public health , Environmental impacts of land transport , Transport demand management , Integrated land use and transport systems , Sustainable land transport , About the research programme , Economic development | Audience: General

This project was undertaken in 1997–98 to prepare two sets of provisional environmental guidelines for roading contractors carrying out road works in New Zealand.

Objectives of the project were to:

  • provide specific and simple policies and guidelines about the environmental effects of road works, particularly those related to construction, and aimed for use by roading contractors
  • assist roading contractors to understand the environment within which they work, and 
  • improve the environmental image of roading contractors.

The results of the project are presented as three reports:

  • I. Overview & case study: Transfund New Zealand Research Report No. 130.
  • II. Provisional guidelines for erosion & sediment management during road works: Transfund New Zealand Research Report No. 131.
  • III. Provisional guidelines for environmental management during road works: Transfund New Zealand Research Report No. 132.

This first report consists of an overview and a case study with an associated environmental effects assessment used to develop the guidelines.

The guidelines, which form parts II and III of the project (Transfund New Zealand Research Reports 131 and 132), have been developed in order to minimise adverse effects of road works associated with erosion and sediment run-off created by construction of roads. They are also to help improve environmental management, and promote compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991, by roading contractors.

Publication details

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  • Published: 1999
  • Reference: 130

A PDF scan of this NZ Transport Agency research report is available from