What's New and Registration Requests

Latest news 

16-2-2017:  The RMS Supplement to the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 10: Traffic Control and Communication Devices (2016) has been updated as follows:

  • Section numbering and terminology updated to align with 2016 version of the guide.
  • Guidance on excessive use of signs.
  • Guidance on the display of real-time travel time on VMS.
  • Guidance on mid-block crossings updated.
  • References to legislation and model drawings updated.
  • Hyperlinks to other documents removed.

17-1-2017:  The following Traffic Signal Design documents have been updated with respect to ramp metering, minimum width of stage crossings and post types and positioning. A number of drawings have been updated to reflect current practice and hyperlinks to other documents have been removed.

  • Traffic Signal Design Section 15 Special Situations.
  • Traffic Signal Design Section 16 References.
  • Traffic Signal Design Appendix C Location and Function of Lanterns.
  • Traffic Signal Design Appendix D Location and Dimensions of Components.

Note:  Because of the difficulty in keeping links up to date, RMS is systematically removing hyperlinks to other documents from all its traffic documents. RMS traffic documents can be found on the website. If you have difficulty finding any traffic documents, please email technical.directions.publication@rms.nsw.gov.au.

Latest releases

2017 updates:

2016 Key National Traffic Publications:  

  • Australian Standard, Manual of uniform traffic control devices, Part 7, 2016, Railway crossings
  • Australian Standard, Manual of uniform traffic control devices,  Part 11, 2016, Parking controls
  • Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Part 4, 2016, Network Management
  • Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Part 8, 2016, Local Area Traffic Management
  • Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Part 10, 2016, Traffic Control and Communication Devices
  • Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Part 12, 2016, Traffic Impacts of Developments.

2016 revisions to Roads and Maritime Traffic Sign Database

28-10-2016: The following signs have been added to RMS Traffic Sign Database to address concerns about inappropriate parking of trailers. The new signs include:


Registration requests

Please email technical.directions.publication@rms.nsw.gov.au to request registration for email notification of the release of the latest Roads and Maritime Services traffic engineering reference documents including Technical Directions, Complementary Guidelines and the Roads and Maritime Services Austroads & Australian Standards Supplements.

Note: Acceptance of requests will generally be restricted to bona fide organisations.

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