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This work category enables funding from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) for the response to minor, short duration, natural events that reduce service levels on part of the transport network.

Qualifying activities

The work category includes a range of qualifying activities.

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

    • any activities that would otherwise qualify as emergency works except that the total cost of the works is less than $100,000 per event per Approved Organisation or Transport Agency (state highways) region, including:
      • removal of rocks and slip material from roads and cycleways that have resulted from minor events
      • repairs to road and cycleway surfaces in response to minor events
      • reinstatement of network facilities damaged as a result of a minor event.

    Other potential activities that are not in the above list should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

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A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

  • Exclusions


    This work category excludes any activities excluded under Work category 141: Emergency works, such as:

    • the effects of scour, degradation, aggredation and land movements that have accumulated over time
    • costs of damage or deficiencies from land movements that have not been triggerred by a specific event
    • the repair of any damage to work under construction, including within the post-construction maintenance period – this is a charge to the activity under construction and is expected to be covered by the supplier's insurance
    • any damage that is the result of a human intervention or incident, eg caused by a vehicle crash or operational activity
    • improvements associated with permanent reinstatement – these should be assessed and prioritised as improvement activities, separate from the emergency works funding application and, if approved, funded from the appropriate improvement activity class and work category
    • reinstatement of damaged footpaths, other than where the footpath is attached to a section of damaged kerb and channel that requires reinstatement as an emergency works.
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Funding assistance rates

The usual funding assistance rate is:

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval should be made through the Maintenance module in Transport Investment Online (external link)(TIO).

Programme management

The management of the Maintenance programme is delegated to Approved Organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways), which includes the transfer of funding between work categories. Funding may be transferred into and out of Minor events, depending on the volume of events during the three year NLTP.

End of year reconciliation

At the end of each year, Work category 141: Emergency works approvals will be reconciled to claims. Any application that does not qualify as emergency works due to the total cost being less than $100,000 will be moved to this work category, and its FAR adjusted.