About the Roading Section
Who is the roading team?
The roading team is a section of the South Waikato District Council. The team acts as an internal consultancy for all engineering and technical issues. It provides Council with professional advice and services for many Council activities.
What does the roading team do?
The activities including under the umbrella of roading includes roading, stormwater, sewage and water supply and all work agreed by Council in its Long Term Plan and annual forecasting process. The team is responsible for the investigation, surveying, design, construction and maintenance of most of these services.
How big is our roading network in the South Waikato District?
South Waikato District Council's 538 kilometres of road network, if laid end-to-end, would reach from Tīrau to Wellington. The surface area totals about 3.55million square metres, equivalent to 330 rugby fields!
The total roading network consists of local roads, State Highways (under the care of the New Zealand Transport Agency), private roads (mainly forestry) and unformed roads (paper roads).
In addition to the road itself, roading infrastructure includes bridges and large culverts, signs and road markings, stock underpassess, footpaths, street lighting, drainage, railings and public carparks.
Council currently manages 427.6km of rural road (of which 30.2km is maintained by forestry organisations) and 112.2km of urban roading.
The roading activity also includes 2,158 street lights, 45 bridges and large culverts, 170.6km of footpaths, 3,030 signs and 38 stock underpasses.
The network is internally managed by Council's transportation team, called Southtech. Southtech used to be a separate business unit of Council, but is now integrated within Council.
The majority of the roading function is funded by a 46:54 percent split between Council (ratepayers) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (taxpayers) with NZTA paying the larger share. A small percentage of the roading activity is fully funded by Council.
Permits, forms and useful links
Follow this link for useful links like permits and forms.
Reporting Roading Issues
See a pothole? Flooding? Report the issue.
Roading activity contractors
Follow this link to learn who does what regarding roads.
Our roading service is dedicated to providing effective, efficient, well managed and safe District roading network.
What is happening on our roads
Follow this link for more information on projects currently underway on our road network.
What the roading activity does
This link explains the various types of roading initiatives undertaken by South Waikato District Council's roading team and contractors.