Movement and Place is about matching form to function. Standards and guidelines are designed to be read in the context of the road or street you are designing.
In simple terms, standards is the collective term for documents that set out the requirements for managing the configuration of transport assets and services.
Standards in Movement and Place
The NSW Movement and Place Framework links to current and emerging standards and specifications to ensure the development, procurement, delivery, and maintenance of assets and services adequately match the form of the road or street to its function.
Have a look at our eLearning Module on Standards and learn how to navigate relevant standards and guidelines in NSW and understand what is appropriate to use in what context.
A street or road is one element of the built environment, which is designed to meet a range of expectations of the users and the broader community. A design cannot be carried out in isolation. It must be sensitive to the context in which it will operate.
Good street and road design involves understanding the context and finding an outcome that balances safety, place, and road user expectations, economic imperatives, environmental impacts and community values.
The Transport Standards Portal helps practitioners navigate existing standards. You can filter by keyword, effective date range, mode, standards discipline,document type and document status.
The graphic below shows where Transport for NSW Standards sit in relation to NSW Legislation, Coroporate Policy and the Australian Standards and Austroads Guides.
TfNSW Standards Management Framework Examples
There are a range of standards and guidelines that apply to roads and streets in NSW, all of which are hosted in the Transport Standards Portal.
The NSW Speed Zoning Standard sets out principles and the technical information for reviewing, determining, and implementing speed zones on NSW public roads. It enables practitioners to make recommendations that promote the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, facilitate people-centred environments and connect places.
The National Construction Code is a uniform set of technical provisions for the design, construction and performance of buildings and plumbing and drainage systems throughout Australia. It is published and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board, on behalf of and in collaboration with the Australian Government and each State and Territory Government.
The NSW Movement and Place Framework sets to create successful streets and roads by balancing the movement of people, goods, and services with the amenity and quality of places. This includes a clear understanding of the relationship between our roads and streets with our places and buildings. The integration between our movement networks with the built environment must therefore ensure consistency with the technical provisions for our buildings.