Glossary

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Land - Land is the part of the surface of the Earth not covered by water.

Landfill - A landfill is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.

Landfill Environment Management Plan - A Landfill Environment Management Plan (LEMP) is a technical reference document, design record, and general management and monitoring plan for the development and ongoing operation of a landfill site.

Landscaping - Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including:

  • living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly referred to as gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beautiful environment within the landscape.
  • natural elements such as landforms, terrain shape and elevation, or bodies of water;
  • human elements such as structures, buildings, fences or other material objects created and/or installed by humans; and
  • abstract elements such as the weather and lighting conditions.

Lane - A lane is a portion of a road designed and marked out for use by a single line of vehicles in such a way as to control and guide drivers for the purpose of reducing traffic conflicts.

Lane Closure - A lane closure us the temporary closure of one or more traffic lanes. Traffic control devices are in place to enable traffic to use unaffected lanes.

Laneway - A laneway is a narrow street or alley located at the rear of urban buildings, especially houses or commercial premises.

Lease - A lease is an agreement whereby the lessor conveys to the lessee in return for a payment or series of payments the right to use an asset for an agreed period of time.

Levee - A levee is an artificial embankment or wall to used to protect low lying areas from flooding.

Level Crossing - A level crossing is an area where a road and a railway meet at substantially the same level, whether or not there is a level crossing sign on the road at all or any of the entrances to the area; or an area where a road and tram tracks meet at substantially the same level and that has a level crossing sign on the road at each entrance to the area.

Level of Service - Level of Service (also Service Level) can be defined as the service quality for a given activity. Levels of Service are often documented as a commitment to carry out a given action or actions within a specified time frame in response to an event or asset condition data.

Library - A library is a collection of sources, resources, and services, and the structure in which it is housed; it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. In the more traditional sense, a library is a collection of books. It can mean the collection, the building or room that houses such a collection, or both.

Library Management System - A library management system a resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed.

Lifecycle Cost - The term Lifecycle Cost (also Whole of Life Cost) refers to the total cost of ownership over the life of an asset including; planning, design, construction/acquisition, operation, maintenance, renewal, finance and disposal costs.

Lifecycle Cost Analysis - Lifecycle Cost Analysis is a method of assessing which asset option, will be the most economical over an extended period of time.

Light Tower - A Light Tower is a tower (usually of steel construction) on which lights are mounted. Light towers are typically used to illuminate outdoor sports facilities such as ovals.

Linear Park - A Linear Park or Coridoor Park is a park that provides recreation and commuter connections and include parks along waterways. These parks provide links between residential areas and community destinations such as schools, shopping centres, sport parks and recreation parks. Linear parks with a bushland setting, such as along waterways, provide opportunities for environmental protection and enhancement.

Link Road - A Link Road is a road that supplements the main arterial road network. A link road provides through traffic movement between urban areas, and other places, such as shopping precincts, major sporting venues, industrial areas, agricultural areas and major tourist attractions.

Liquid Asset - A liquid asset is an asset which can be turned into cash easily or swiftly with minimum capital loss.

Litter Basket - A Litter Basket is an in-pipe litter and debris collection basket installed within a junction pit of a piped stormwater drainage system.

Litter Bin - Litter Bin is an alternate name for a Rubbish Bin located in a public place.

Litter Sock - A litter sock is a cylindrical "sock" made of netting that is secured over the outlet of a drainage pipe and captures all material larger than the pore size of the net.

Loading Zone - A loading zone is a clearly signed area set aside for short-term use by certain vehicles when loading or unloading goods in the course of business or when dropping off or picking up passengers. Extended parking while loading zones are in operation is not permitted.

Local Area Traffic Management - Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is the use of physical devices, streetscaping treatments and other measures (including regulations and other non-physical measures) to influence vehicle operation, in order to create safer and more liveable local street.

Local Law - A local law is a law adopted by a Council that reflects community needs and ensures the good rule and government of the area.

Local Park - A local park is a park that services the social and informal recreational needs of nearby residents.

Local Road - A local road is a road or street primarily used for access to abutting properties.

Local Road Network - The Local Road Network is that portion of the Road Network for which a Local Government is responsible, and is eligible for funding from the State Government to operate and maintain.

Local Street - A local street is a street whose main function is to provide access to and from adjacent land uses.

Local Traffic Area Management - Local area traffic management is the process of planning and controlling the usage of streets within a local residential area to achieve goals, determined by affected parties, for the improvement of the residential environment.

Locality - A locality is a type of official place name registered with a State Government. Most rural municipalities are split into a number of localities, in much the same way urban municipalities are split into suburbs.

Long Term Council Community Plan - A Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) is a comprehensive community based long term plan mandated by the New Zealand Local Government Act 2002.

Longitudinal Cracking - Longitudinal cracking can occur in both pipes and roads.

Long-Term Asset Management Plan - A Long-Term Asset Management Plan is a document that -

  • outlines the local government's goals, strategies and polices for managing the local government's assets and infrastructure, during the period covered by the plan; and
  • covers a period of at least 10 years after the commencement of the plan.

Long-Term Community Plan - A Long-Term Community Plan is a document that outlines a local government’s goals, strategies and policies for implementing the local government’s vision for the future of the local government area, during the period covered by the plan; and covers a period of at least 10 years after the commencement of the plan.

Long-term Financial Forecast - A Long-term financial forecast is a document that forecasts an organisation's financial position over an extended period of time.

Long-Term Financial Plan - A long-term financial plan is a financial plan that forecasts expected revenue & expenditure over a period of ten or more years.

Low Energy Nuclear Reaction - A Low Energy Nuclear Reaction is a nuclear reaction that takes place at low temperatures.

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