Ruapehu District is one of NZ's largest districts by land area but with one of the smallest permanent population counts made up of many small, diverse and geographically spread out rural communities.
The Roading (Land Transport) function involves the maintenance and development of all local roads, kerbs, channels, bridges, street lighting, footpaths and street furniture.
For Council, this means managing a road network of over 1,400km of which two thirds is unsealed, including 344 bridges spanning 4.4km that covers some of the most challenging terrain in NZ, plus servicing over 67km of footpaths and 1,700 street lights.
The Land Transport activity is Ruapehu's largest single expenditure item accounting for almost half of Council's annual expenditure (2015/16 - 46%).
For the Ruapehu economy to grow its key agriculture, tourism, commerce and industry sectors, it is vital to have the ability to move goods and visitors efficiently around the District. As such, Council's strategic Land Transport objectives are focused on building a more productive, competitive NZ Inc.
Community Engagement (River Valley Model)
Have your say on the work priorities for local rural roads at annual River Valley meetings.
How Do I Apply To Work In Or Near The Road?
Any digging or other work on the road corridor must be pre-approved.
Driving Safely in Road Work Zones
Ten tips for driving safely around road works. Let's get everyone home safely!
How to apply for a 'No spray zone'
Info on applying to have road reserve areas as no spray zones.
Land Transport Documents and Links
Includes Asset Management Plans, Polices, Bylaws, Forms and Brochures, etc
Land Transport Fees and Charges
Land transport and roading fees and charges e.g. road closures, special use requests, permits, etc
Mowing, Grading and Spraying Schedules
Description of types of works and planned work schedule.
Parking restriction info and maps.
The Procurement Strategy is aimed at benefiting local communities.
Information on why resealing is important and the current resealing sites.
Road Works and Conditions
Current road works and road outages.
Rural (RAPID) Numbering
How to apply for a rural road number.
How To Apply For A Temporary Road Closure (For An Event)
Upcoming road closures and process for requesting a road closure.
How Do I Apply To Put In A Vehicle Crossing?
Weight and Speed Limits on Bridges
Check if your local rural bridge has any weight/speed restrictions.