Portfolio

RATA Portfolio

Since the original establishment of RATA as a centre of excellence aiming to achieve best practice in road asset management, we have expanded our capabilities to meet the need of our partner councils. 

This includes the establishment of our Waters team. 

Our work programme has become more inclusive across roading and waters, and consists of the following main elements:

  • Data management and asset standards – most of RATA’s work incorporates RAMM and AssetFinda support work;
  • Knowledge and skills – Facilitating council waters and roading forums throughout the year on quarterly cycles;
  • Water collaboration projects;
  • Transport projects;
  • Priority projects; and
  • The Waikato Regional Transport Model.

Useful Links

2021/22 Financial Year

Data Management

Councils have access to resourcing and specialist skills to improve their data quality for forward works programming. Cameron Senior and Debbie Flynn

Water Asset Management System Support.  Councils have access to resourcing and specialist skills to improve their data quality.  Key system knowledge in AssetFinda and Infor.  Emma Good

Asset Standards and Valuations

Council reporting on data quality in alignment with the REG competency framework.  Cameron Senior and Debbie Flynn

Regional benchmarking of asset performance across Councils to determine opportunities for improvement.  Jo Cumming and Mark Moonsamy

Knowledge & Skills

Quarterly Roading Forums for knowledge sharing, networking and new initiatives.  Mark Moonsamy and Rachael Casey

Quarterly asset manager forum for improved capacity of asset managers through knowledge sharing.  Shaun Lion-Cachet

Water Collaboration Projects

Investigate and recommend the most cost effective upgrade model and operational costs for a rural water scheme, and establish a systematic framework to deal with rural water supply upgrades and compliance recovery issues.  Risk assessment for the region on Small and Rural Water Supplies by quantifying the known and unknown number of supplies.  Emma Good and Rachael Casey

Water Asset Data Quality Project.  A pilot project launched in the Waikato to map water asset data to the new Codes of Practice. This mapping exercise will enable a prototype too to be established and undertake a data quality assessment across the pipe networks inventory data. The purpose of the pilot is to deliver a fit-for purpose data quality assessment tool that can then be used across all waters asset data.  Emma Good

Transport Projects

Collaborative contracts for the collection of road asset management data to achieve better value for money for Councils’ data collection activities as well as consistent data quality and methods of collection. Current contracts include the collection of Falling Weight Deflectometer data & High Speed Data.  Mike Kulpa

Collaborative contracts for the collection of road asset management data to achieve better value for money for Councils’ data collection activities as well as consistent data quality and methods of collection. Current contracts include the collection of High Speed Data, and Traffic Counting & Visual Pavement Inspections.  Mike Kulpa

Improved bridge inspection activities by providing consistent methodologies, better understanding of asset condition, value for money for Councils through consolidated procurement. Two contracts are currently operational over the Waikato region.  Mike Kulpa and Mark Moonsamy

Better management and control of temporary traffic management by understanding issues and opportunities for improvement, thereby reducing pressure on TMCs across the region.  Jo Cumming and Mark Moonsamy

Standardised approach to management of stock underpasses leading to consistency in fees, transparency of process, and certainty for landowners.  Jo Cumming and Mark Moonsamy

Improved data collection activities by providing consistent methodologies, better understanding of asset performance through consistent measures, value for money for Councils through consolidated procurement.  Mike Kulpa and Jo Cumming

This pilot is being run in partnership with Otorohanga DC and IDS.  Mark Moonsamy

Priority Projects

Consistent asset valuation methodologies for capitalisation, insurance and depreciation. A draft template is being tested.  Rachael Casey

A pilot project using the AVUS phone app to capture newly installed underground services for as-builts.  Mark Moonsamy