For the 2018–21 NLTP, Waka Kotahi has used the results alignment rating to assess the significance of a problem, issue or opportunity relative to the desired results set out in the Government Policy Statement (GPS).
For road maintenance the rating assessment will also assess the proposed customer levels of service against those set out in the ONRC framework.
What the ratings mean:
- A medium results alignment rating indicates network management largely meets appropriate customer levels of service.
- A medium rather than a high results alignment rating should not be viewed as having ‘negative’ management connotations.
- A high results alignment means there is currently a significant gap in maintenance to meet customer levels of service for the road classification and an enhanced maintenance programme (in the short term) is required to get the programme on track.
The rating assessment is not an indication of how well an organisation is optimising and developing a programme; it is about how well the proposal is delivering the right outcomes.