Draft documents for public review and comment

From time to time, Roads and Maritime Services releases draft technical documents for public review and comment. Documents currently out for review are listed on this page.

Guide to Transport Impact Assessments - draft for public review

Transport for NSW is working with industry transport practitioners to improve the technical guidance for transport impact assessments and bring it up to current day best practice. The draft Guide to Transport Impact Assessments (PDF, 11.57 MB) (Guide) is open for public comment for a period of 4 weeks, with the final documents planned for release in mid-2018 once the consultation closes and all comments have been reviewed and considered.

More information.

Preservation of Surveying Infrastructure (POSI) resource pack

The unplanned destruction of Cadastral Marks and State Control has a devastating effect on the cadastral and spatial fabric of the State. Destruction can occur through new infrastructure developments, maintenance works and utility activities. It is important that processes are in place to:

  • identify and protect the marks; and
  • ensure that any destruction is planned, approved and controlled, otherwise fines can occur.

To assist the process, Roads and Maritime Services Surveyors and Land and Property Information Representatives have been collaborating to develop systems to better manage the process. The following documents are an interim measure and will assist in the preservation of the cadastre and the State Control network.



Following a recent state government restructure, the Land and Property Information Representatives are now located in the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) – Spatial Services Division.

It is likely that this information will be incorporated in the revision of several technical documents in the near future. If you have any queries, please contact:

Geoff Lenton
Senior Surveyor – Survey Integrity
 02 8837 0449
Email: geoff.lenton@rms.nsw.gov.au
20 December 2017

Draft construction survey specification - IC-QA-G71

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading its specification for construction surveys.

After initial consultation and drafting, a draft for advance awareness and industry preview is available.

This revision includes changes to the following:

  • Includes the following surveying activities:
    • Preservation of survey infrastructure
    • Machine guidance used in construction
    • Utility location surveys.
  • Provides for a Roads and Maritime technical representative to assist the principal contractor with mitigating risks associated with the release of surveying hold points.
  • Increases the number of hold points to include new clauses, and modifies some hold points to ensure compliance with surveying legislation.

A copy of the draft specification is available from the link below.

This release of this draft document is for early preview, the final version may differ from this version. Roads and Maritime will be reviewing the final draft specification for systems compliance and it is thought that it will be approved in March 2018.

Please email your comments or feedback to: techinfo@rms.nsw.gov.au

If you have any queries, please contact:

Raylene Amery
Acting Senior Surveyor Compliance
Engineering Services Branch | Asset Maintenance Division
Email: raylene.amery@rms.nsw.gov.au

20 December 2017

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