Documents and resources
Resources published by Roads and Maritime Services on various projects that may be useful for your research, school and university projects.
These resources include:
- Display panels
- Post cards
In conjunction with the National Trust, Engineers Australia, various local councils and historical groups, Roads and Maritime Services has produced a range of self-guided tour brochures containing a map, directions and historical notes to assist community appreciation of a range of heritage signficant items in NSW.
Achievements in transport infrastructure projects
Achievements in roads and maritime infrastructure projects has been produced to show some of Roads and Maritime's infrastructure achievements of recent years. The quality of these projects demonstrates our commitment to integrating engineering with urban design.
Digital assets are used to provide communities with a visual understanding of a project and how it may directly or indirectly impact on them.
Digital assets are also used to demonstrate innovation in design, clever problem solving techniques and utilised as valuable educational/training guides.
Digital assets include:
- Timelapse photography
- Digital mapping
- 3D and virtual reality animation
- Instructional videos
- Interactive websites.
Glossary of terms
A list of some of the terms used in Roads and Maritime project documents.
Managing traffic noise fact sheet
This fact sheet explains how traffic noise is assessed and managed on new and upgraded roads.
Managing construction noise fact sheet
This fact sheet explains how road construction noise is asssessed and managed.
Before putting up a roadside tribute, please contact Roads and Maritime Services to discuss an appropriate location.
Roads and Maritime Services access to private property
Roads and Maritime Services sometimes needs to enter private property to carry out field investigations to assist in the development of road projects. This fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about why Roads and Maritime Services would need to access properties and the rights of landowners in this situation.
Roads and Maritime Services and alliance contracts
An Roads and Maritime Services project alliance is a commercial agreement between Roads and Maritime Services and one or more contractors to plan and/or deliver a road infrastructure project.
Your privacy and Roads and Maritime Services projects
Roads and Maritime Services sometimes needs to collect and hold information on you or your property to assist in the development of road projects. This fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about why Roads and Maritime Services would need to have this information and how this information is used and also protected.
Land Acquisition Information Guide
This Land Acquisition Information Guide describes the process that Roads and Maritime follows when it needs to acquire land for road development.
Property acquisition of subsurface lands
Roads and Maritime Services may need to acquire privately owned land (or interests in land such as easements) below the surface of the ground, as part of developing or upgrading road infrastructure where a road tunnel is proposed. These acquisitions are referred to [in this fact sheet] as “subsurface acquisitions”
Roads and Maritime Services may need to acquire privately owned land as part of developing or upgrading infrastructure.
Exceptional Hardship Land Purchase Guideline
This guideline explains the circumstances and process by which Roads and Maritime Services may, in its absolute discretion, purchase residential properties not within the construction footprint of a road project, or otherwise required for the project, in circumstances where a land owner is able to demonstrate exceptional hardship.
Land Use Development Process
This fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about the process for managing private developments that include roadworks on State roads and traffic control signals on all roads.
Traffic planning documents
Austroads Guide to Traffic Management and Australian Standards AS 1742, 1743 & 2890
Roads and Maritime Services has now adopted the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management and Australian Standards AS 1742, 1743 & 2890 as its primary traffic technical reference.
Roads and Maritime accepts the principles in the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management and the Australian Standards with variations documented in a series of supplements. These Roads and Maritime Services prepared supplements contain advice under the following categories:
- Roads and Maritime Services Enhanced Practice: Roads and Maritime Services practices which enhance the Austroads guides or Australian Standards
- Roads and Maritime Services Complementary Material: Roads and Maritime Services traffic reference material that complements the Austroads guides or Australian Standards. These documents include Roads and Maritime Services manuals, technical directions and/or other reference material and are to be read in conjunction with the Austroads guides
- Roads and Maritime Services Departures: Roads and Maritime Services traffic practices that depart from the Austroads guides or Australian Standards.
If there are any differences in practice between any Roads and Maritime Services supplement and other Roads and Maritime Services complementary material, Roads and Maritime Services supplement will apply.
See Traffic and transport policies and guidelines for more information.
Due to the copyright issue Roads and Maritime Services cannot provide downloads of Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Austroads Guide to Road Safety and Australian Standards publications. They can be obtained from the respective publishers' websites for a fee: