ROAD MAINTENANCE BY CONTRACT: THE NORTHERN TERRITORY EXPERIENCE. PROCEEDINGS, SIXTH CONFERENCE, ROAD ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION OF ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA, 4-10 MARCH 1990, KUALA LUMPUR, VOLUMES 1 TO 5 AND POST CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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's Department of Transport and Works Roads Division which has presided over a significant privatization of maintenance activities in line with government policy. This paper is not a collective of ideas and experiences. It 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 privatization; 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. For the covering entry of the conference see IRRD 823206. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia

    Office of the Director-General of Public Works
    Kuala Lumpur,   Malaysia 
  • Authors:
    • Hornsby, K R
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM