Ensuring safe journey across our road network is an important role the Tasman District Council plays for our local community. Over the past three years, Downer has managed the largest of Tasman District Council’s road maintenance contract and have recently been awarded a two-year extension, with a further two years to follow.

To enhance the contract, Downer and Tasman District Council will move to an Alliance contract for the delivery of the TDC Road Maintenance and resealing services. An Alliance is a fully integrated single delivery team, designed to provide better outcomes for both the road network and the community.

The key feature that underpins the Alliance is its ability to work in a collaborative environment helping to ensure the right decisions are made for the future of the road network and local community. With both teams working together as one, the community benefits with more transparent decisions around value for money and a commitment to efficiency across the roading network.

Matthew Sledmore, Downer’s Nelson/Marlborough Regional Manager says, “Over the past three years we have built a strong resilient team who have delivered well and considering the challenging weather events we’ve faced, like ex-Cyclone Gita and the Tasman fires, I’ve been really proud of the team’s ability to perform in adverse situations. An Alliance model builds further on our successful relationship with Council and we look forward to welcoming our Council colleagues onto the team.”

Richard Kirby, Tasman District Council’s Engineering Services Manager comments, “We have established a good contractual relationship with Downer over the past three years and want to build on that relationship to improve efficiencies and effectiveness in the delivery of road maintenance. We are very keen to make this Alliance deliver those outcomes so that the road users and funders experience the benefits on the road.  We look forward to the next two years of working together in the Alliance and then building on that success for the subsequent two years."