Temporary Traffic Management

If you're wanting to complete work on any public space or Council-owned road reserve, you will need approval. Part of this approval process is submitting a Traffic Management Plan. 

Traffic Management Plans must be prepared by a qualified Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) and comply with all minimum Code Of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM) requirements.

The plan will need to detail:

  • the location of the planned work;
  • what type of work is planned; and
  • the start and finish dates.

The Plan must be submitted to Council for approval before any work starts. This plan once completed by an STMS can be submitted online at Submitica.co.nz.

Non-invasive works in the CBD

Nelson City Council produces a yearly Generic Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for non-invasive Central Business District (CBD) works on the footpath e.g. window washing, signwriting, building maintenance etc. All CoPTTM requirements and requirements outlined in the TMP must be followed at all times to remain compliant. Please email melissa.ramsay@ncc.govt.nz for further information.

Local Traffic Management Providers

Asphalt and General

Craig Ingram
Phone: 027 223 3654
Email: craig@asphaltgeneral.co.nz
website: http://www.asphaltgeneral.co.nz

Fulton Hogan

Angie Jordan
Email: angie.jordan@fultonhogan.com


Nelson Marlborough Traffic Management

Lorraine Klenner
Phone: 03 928 0475
Email: admin@nmtraffic.nz
Website: http://nmtraffic.nz

Safe Traffic Management Services

Toy Chapman
Phone: 03 547 1420
Email: troy@safetraffic.co.nz
Website: http://www.roadmark.com/traffic-control


If you work in the industry it is recommended you sign up for CoPTTM notify to receive all the latest changes to CoPTTM.

STMS warrant changes
Next year NZTA will be rolling out a new process for renewing your STMS warrant. They are targeting 1 July 2020 as the start date.  - Due to COVID-19 this is currently on hold.  (see attached for quick guide). 

TTM Planner workshops
The qualification achieved by attending and submitting the assessment following this course will be compulsory for anyone wishing to submit TMP’s from the 1 September 2020. Keep an eye on the CoPTTM website for upcoming courses to ensure you are enrolled before April 2020. (see attached for CoPTTM notice). - Due to COVID-19 this date has now been extended until 31 December 2020.

Mentors and Assessors in the Nelson Region
Under the new training and competency model some learning blocks need to be signed off by a mentor or assessor. There are currently only a few people in the area that have this ability including the following:

Troy Chapman – STMS services
Phillip Klenner – Nelson Marlborough Traffic Management

Notification of works

It is a CoPTTM requirement when using a TMP to notify the Road Controlling Authority (RCA) prior to works commencing. The information required to be included in this notification are as follows:

  • CAR no.
  • Diagram(s)/TMDs are being used
  • The location
  • Date and time of works
  • STMS/TC in charge of the site and their STMS ID and contact no.

If works are not notified you are no longer working in accordance with your TMP or the code of practice and therefore no longer approved to be undertaking works.

In an attempt to make this as practicable as possible NCC wants this information at the latest 8am on the day the works are to take place for any works with a duration longer than 5mins. NCC are happy to work with contractors to come up with a way that works with your current process to achieve this. The preferred method is to fill in the applicable spreadsheet in the TTM Notification Link or email this information through to melissa.ramsay@ncc.govt.nz in the format below.



Contact Number

TTM Contractor

Activity Contractor

CAR no.

Road Name

Street No. /RP (start-End)

Lowest TSL

Work/ Activity Type

Closure Type

Melissa Ramsay


022 546 0201

Nelson City Council



Trafalgar Street



pot holing

Alternating Flow

Delay Calculations

Nelson City Roads are getting busier all the time and we need to start considering the mpact temporary traffic management is having on customers using the transport system (commuters, freight, trade, buses, cyclists, pedestrians, etc), and also businesses/residents in the local area and others relying on passing through the area as part of their daily activities.

As a general guide whenever undertaking alternating flow or detour setups in the Nelson City Council area the following roads will require delay calculations included in your TMP.  

  • Annesbrook Drive
  • Collingwood Street
  • Halifax Street
  • Hardy Street
  • Rutherford Street
  • Vanguard Street
  • Haven Road
  • Main Road Stoke
  • Nayland Road
  • Quarantine Road
  • Waimea Road

Anything works with predicted delays longer than 5 mins will require a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) to be undertaken before works will be considered. TIAs enable review of the balance between safety, project requirements, transport network performance, and commercial impacts.

If you are undertaking works on the roads listed above and wish to see the latest traffic count data please email melissa.ramsay@ncc.govt.nz.

State Highways.

The New Zealand Transport Agency manages the State Highways. Traffic management applications for State Highways in the Nelson region should be made through their agents.

Further Information

For further information please contact Customer Service +64 3 546 0200 or enquiry@ncc.govt.nz

Further information on Traffic Management Plans can also be found on the NZTA website