About this guide
This guide is for decision-makers (Part 1), project managers (Part 2), and members of design review panels (Part 3) involved in reviewing and assessing place-based built environment projects with a significant land use and transport component.
The aim of this guide is to support government agencies in applying the Movement and Place approach to built environment projects and plans and to collaborate and produce more consistent, higher quality outcomes for movement and place across NSW.
In this context, ‘decision-makers’ refers to those responsible for evaluating and approving built environment projects, including assessing their benefits and financial feasibility.
The guide provides a common structure for consistent evaluation of a range of decisions and project types, at various scales, and throughout the life cycle of a plan, project, or asset.
This guide has been prepared collaboratively by Government Architect NSW (GANSW) and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) with input from a range of NSW Government agencies and local government representatives.
Application of this guide
Decision-makers, project managers, and design reviewers can use this guide when reviewing the planning, design, and delivery of capital and operational projects on our transport networks and improvements to the areas around them.
The guide can be used in formal assessment and appraisal processes, as well as informal design review sessions and to guide discussions among project collaborators.
The guide supplements but does not replace existing processes for review and approval including design review, gateway assessment, delivery of project objectives or agency project assessment criteria.
Accompanying this guide
Accompanying this Evaluator’s Guide, the Practitioner’s Guide to Movement and Place (GANSW 2020) outlines a process for measuring and evaluating movement and place to set targets, understand existing conditions, generate and compare future options, and recommend a preferred solution.