Planning & Investment Knowledge Base

Creating an assessment profile

 

Introduction

This section gives advice and guidance for creating an assessment profile The three-part rating for an activity, rated as high, medium or low e.g. HMM, and representing the assessment for Strategic Fit, Effectiveness, and Benefit and Cost Appraisal respectively. for any activity proposed for inclusion in the National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. (NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied ) and for investment decisions by the Transport Agency.

 

Assessment factors

Key messages for 2015-18 NLTP development

 

Strategic fit

 

Effectiveness

 

Benefit and cost appraisal

 

Pre assessment requirements

A number of criteria should be satisfied before beginning an assessment of an activity. For an assessment profile The three-part rating for an activity, rated as high, medium or low e.g. HMM, and representing the assessment for Strategic Fit, Effectiveness, and Benefit and Cost Appraisal respectively. to be considered robust by the Transport Agency a check should be made to ensure:

  • robust evidence has been used to justify the activity;
  • the activity is part of a Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP A regional land transport plan, prepared under Part 2 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied. );
  • the problem/issue/opportunity is identified in a strategic business case or programme business case; AND

 

when seeking approval for funding from the National Land Transport Fund:

  • the proposed activity or programme is eligible for funding (consistent with the activity class and work category A type of activity – not confined to a particular activity class, e.g. new roads (work category 323) appears in:

    * activity class 12 – local road improvements
    * activity class 13 – state highways improvements
    definition);
  • all required information is provided in Transport Investment Online (TIO The NZTA's web-based funding allocation system. ) and has been checked for completeness;
  • the proposal is ready to proceed to implementation. 

 

Exception - Minor improvements Improvement projects (both roading and PT The carriage of passengers for hire or reward by means of vehicles as defined in section 5 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2003/0118/latest/DLM226238.html?search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_land+transport+management+act_resel_25_a&p=1
) of $300,00 (was $250,000 for the 2012-15 NLTP) cost or less than are within the definition of existing improvements work categories. Minor improvements are delivered as a programme with block funding under delegated authority.

A formal assessment profile The three-part rating for an activity, rated as high, medium or low e.g. HMM, and representing the assessment for Strategic Fit, Effectiveness, and Benefit and Cost Appraisal respectively. is not required for individual minor improvements, being improvement activities of up to $300,000 construction/implementation cost that meet the criteria of Work Category 341 – Minor improvements, or of public transport minor improvements under Work Category 531 – Public transport infrastructure improvements, major renewals and minor improvements. However, an assessment profile The three-part rating for an activity, rated as high, medium or low e.g. HMM, and representing the assessment for Strategic Fit, Effectiveness, and Benefit and Cost Appraisal respectively. for each programme of minor improvements is required.

 

Details of each activity funded within the minor improvements allocation must be submitted, on the provided form, and uploaded to TIO The NZTA's web-based funding allocation system. . These details must include the:

  • project description, including problem identification
  • location, and
  • planning derivation, i.e. Activity Management Plan or equivalent.

 

The Transport Agency expects that Approved Organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) will provide, on request, evidence that demonstrates the value for money Selecting the right things to do, implementing them in the right way, at the right time and for the right price. reasons for selecting these projects, e.g. the relevant activity management planning process.

 

Additional factors

The Transport Agency may consider any exceptional additional factors not otherwise captured by the 3 assessment factors.

 

These will be specific to the activity or combination of activities being assessed and relevant to determining its overall priority and funding source in the programme.

 

Evidence will be required if additional factors are to be considered.

 

Reference guide

A quick reference guide of the IAF The NZTA framework which identifies the investment priorities and expectations for project assessment. The IAF interprets the strategic priorities and impacts of the government identified in the current Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding. is provided at the link below. However, in assessing activities for inclusion in the NLTP A National Land Transport Programme Interrelated and complementary combination of activities that, when delivered in a coordinated manner, produce synergies – can span more than one work category and more than one activity class, e.g. a programme could include a road improvement and public transport improvement activities. adopted by the NZTA under section 19 of the LTMA, as from time to time amended or varied or funding approval, reference should always be made to this web site to ensure you are using the current version of the IAF The NZTA framework which identifies the investment priorities and expectations for project assessment. The IAF interprets the strategic priorities and impacts of the government identified in the current Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding. .

 

Investment Assessment Framework - quick reference guide Version 2 (January 2015)

 

 

Last Updated: 31/01/2017 1:31pm