ROAD MAINTENANCE BY CONTRACT . 15TH ARRB CONFERENCE, DARWIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY, 26-31 AUGUST 1990; PROCEEDINGS PARTS 1 TO 7

The historically high cost of providing Government services has come under the scrutiny of most Western World Governments in recent times. This scrutiny has not bypassed the Northern Territory and the Department of Transport and Works Roads Division has presided over a significant privatisation of maintenance activities in line with Government policy. This paper is based on personal involvement in the development of contract maintenance documents and management of those contracts. It examines the significant reductions achieved in both staff and infrastructure resources brought about by privatisation, the development of appropriate contract documents and the need to initially nurture both contractors and supervisory staff in ensuring the delivery of effective, efficient maintenance services. The subjective comparison with day labour maintenance and the entire experience is a positive one and ensures a continued reliance on contractors for provision of road maintenance in the Northern Territory. (Author/TRRL)

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    ARRB

    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Hornsby, K R
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00609313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM