The Inroads Story

Every Territorial Authority faces the hard question of how to manage the investment and maintenance of its roading network cost-effectively without compromising on service. In 2002 Western Bay of Plenty District Council collaborated with NZ Transport Authority to develop a unique ten-year road maintenance contract model aimed at providing more quality for less cost. In-depth research gave the parties confidence they would avoid the classic problems (such as contractors cutting corners) by an open-book, transparent approach to working with the chosen contractor – InRoads. InRoads is a collaboration between Opus, McBreen and Downer Works. It is located close to council offices to maximize the working relationship between contractor and council. The end result of this unique performance based contract is a $30 million saving for the community and smarter road maintenance and higher quality for lower cost.