Setting the Scene. Paul Swain, Paul Swain Consulting & Tracy Bell, Timaru DC

As sponsors of the “Utilities Access to Transport Corridors” stream on Day 2, the NZUAG Board Chair Paul Swain and members will set the scene for the day, outline how the Code is performing across the country, explain the changes that have been made to the Code as the result of the latest review and update participants on the NZUAG work programme designed to improve the effectiveness of the Code for industry and the public.

Paul is the independent chair of NZUAG. He is a former Minister of Transport and Communications, was an elected member of the Wellington Regional Council and is the Chairman Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Paul runs his own consultancy business based in Wellington.

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.