Supplementary Order Paper No 263

New clause 48A

After clause 48 (page 40, after line 31), insert:

Testing and training purposes

48A Power to use roads for testing and training purposes

(1)

FENZ personnel may undertake any activity on any road for testing and training purposes in accordance with the policies of FENZ.

(2)

Any policy issued by FENZ under this section must provide for—

(a)

the safe and efficient flow of traffic (whether pedestrian or vehicular):

(b)

the health and safety of any person who is, or class of persons who are, likely to be directly affected by the activity on the road:

(c)

the need to lessen disruption to the local community (including businesses).

(3)

FENZ must consult with the New Zealand Transport Agency and Local Government New Zealand on the development of any policies issued under this section.

(4)

Any policies issued under this section—

(a)

come into force on the date that FENZ, the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Local Government New Zealand agree that the policy should come into force; and

(b)

must be published and maintained on 1 or more Internet sites maintained by, or on behalf of, FENZ, the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Local Government New Zealand.