Corridor Access

Tararua District Council is required under the Local Government Act to manage all people working on the road or within road reserve.

If you are planning to carry out any work within the road reserve, or activity that may affect traffic, there are a few things you need to know.

As well as the road surface and footpaths, the road network includes all the land between the property boundaries, including the grass verge and shoulder, all of which is known as the transport corridor.

Corridor maintenance activities include:

  • road signs and road markings
  • street and amenity lighting
  • verge maintenance (mowing, weed spraying, overhanging vegetation)
  • street cleaning
  • kerb sweeping and catchpit cleaning
  • maintenance of railway/road level crossing warning devices

Corridor maintenance serves three purposes:

  • to assist road safety by creating a consistent driving environment,
  • to improve efficiency of traffic flow and drainage systems, and
  • to create a tidy and consistent appearance throughout communities and rural areas.

We aim to provide an appropriate level of service that achieves these goals for an affordable cost. It is considered to be more cost effective to carry out maintenance routinely, especially in activities such as mowing, weed control, street cleaning and litter collection, rather than respond to problems as they arise.