Step 6: Preferred option
The aim of this step is to identify and agree on a preferred option that best addresses the issues and opportunities and achieves the shared vision and objectives.
Project teams are to work in collaboration with stakeholders, presenting options and rationale behind each option using the Movement and Place collaboration report to document stakeholder collaboration and steered by the Evaluator's Guide to Movement and Place.
As project teams are preparing detailed design options, reference to the relevant standards and specifications is required.
In selecting the preferred option, the following should be considered:
- the rationale of each option and relevancy
- the scale of impact, cost, complexity, and risks associated with each option
- the extent to which each option addresses the issues and opportunities and achieves the vision and objectives.
- the extent to which each option performs against each scenario by identifying which options are more resilient against future potential variables.
For projects at an early stage or with a broad scope, selecting a range of options or broad themes among solutions may be more appropriate.
An implementation plan for the selected preferred option is required, detailing actions that will embed Movement and Place within the project, plan or operations and communicated to the appropriate decision-makers and stakeholders.
Collaboration report template
Project teams are encouraged to use the Collaboration report template to document the shared place-based vision and to report inputs, outputs, and processes to decision-makers and demonstrate their alignment with taking a Movement and Place approach. The template is a useful resource for practitioners, assisting in any handovers across subsequent work stages, if necessary.
Download the Collaboration report template
Evaluator's guide to Movement and place
The Evaluator's guide to Movement and Place supports decision makers, project managers and designers in evaluating movement and place for built environment projects and plans in NSW. The guide outlines 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.
Read the Evaluator’s Guide to Movement and Place