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18 September 2015

Roading manager reappointed to national executive

The Gore District Council’s roading manager Murray Hasler is making sure rural local authorities have a say in future developments and strategies for New Zealand’s roads.

Mr Hasler was recently reappointed to the Road Controlling Authorities Forum (NZ) national executive. It will be his second two-year term and he is one of only two South Islanders on the executive.

The aim of the RCA Forum is to ensure road controlling authorities, such as councils, have the latest information and research data to make informed decisions. It has working groups researching and, where appropriate, developing guidelines on such topics as the impact of mobility scooters, railway crossings, and pedestrian and cycling issues.

Mr Hasler said it was important for small councils to have an input as the issues metropolitan areas face are sometimes different to rural areas.

“It allows us, the Gore District, to be at the forefront of developments in the roading sector and have an influence.”

The RCA Forum was established in 1996 by Transit New Zealand and a group of representatives from the territorial local authorities, the Department of Conservation, Land Transport New Zealand and Local Government New Zealand to address common issues.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz