Centre for Urban Design

Roads and Maritime Services is committed to achieving good urban design outcomes.

This means projects must:

  • Fit sensitively with the built, natural and community environments through which they pass, in both urban and rural locations.
  • Contribute to the accessibility and connectivity of communities by all modes of movement, including walking, cycling, and catching public transport.
  • Contribute to the overall quality of the public domain and help revitalise areas.

Achievements in road and maritime infrastructure projects

Achievements in road and maritime infrastructure projects

Achievements in road and maritime infrastructure projects is an acknowledgment of the significant body of work recently completed across NSW.

The projects highlighted demonstrate quality design and construction that responds to the needs of the economy, nearby communities, environment and the travelling public. They also provide major improvements in road safety.

View the interactive case studies.

The publication is also available in book format.

Beyond the Pavement

Beyond the Pavement (PDF, 10.4Mb)

Our urban design policy is set down in Beyond the Pavement, winner of the 2010 Australia Award for Urban Design.

Beyond the Pavement is structured into three parts:

  • The policy and approach to road and maritime design
  • The procedures and project management principles
  • Design principles illustrated by case studies.

The document includes appendices on inspirational projects from around the world, an urban design glossary and a reference for further reading about urban design.

Download Beyond the Pavement.

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