Look how far we have come. Tracy Bell, Timaru District Council

The Code of Practice for  Utilities Access to Transport Corridor was implemented by the Timaru District Council in 2011.
In the early days it was an uphill battle for TDC to get the utilities to understand the requirements. Through hard work, education, relationship building and beating contractors with a big stick.  We have achieved compliance with both the code and CoPPTM to a high level.

Tracy has been the Road Corridor Technician for Timaru District Council for almost 10  years.  She is responsible for the Corridor Management of the Timaru District, this requires her to ensure the efficiency of the Corridor Access Management system, which incorporates the Traffic Management Approval and Auditing process.
Due to the size of the Timaru District, this role allows Tracy the ability to interact directly with contractors and Utilities on a daily basis.
Tracy has been instrumental in ensuring that all Contractors and Utilities working within the Timaru District Network adhere to the Code of Practice for Utility Operators Access to Transport Corridors, she is also a member of the New Zealand Utility Advisory Group Board.
Prior to starting with Local Government Tracy spent 9 years gaining related experience in the contracting industry.