Urban design in Roads and Maritime Services
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.
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 - a section on the policy and approach to road and maritime design; a section on the procedures and project management principles; and an expanded section on 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 (PDF - 11MB)
RMS achievements in transport infrastructure projects
The Achievements e-book has been prepared to showcase some of the infrastructure achievements of recent years. The quality of these projects demonstrate the commitment of the organisation and the NSW Government towards best practice integrated engineering and urban design.
These projects are well built, fit into their architectural and landscape context and look good. They cater for the needs of the economy, community, environment and the travelling public and have provided major improvements in road safety.
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File Date Description File Size PDFRMS achievements in transport infrastructure projects April 2012 This book is an opportunity to recognise the work of so many people across the planning, design and construction professions who have contributed to these projects. 6MB PDFBeyond the Pavement February 2014 Roads and Maritime Services urban design policy, procedures and design principles. 11MB
File Date Description File Size PDFLandscape guideline April 2008 Landscape design and maintenance guidelines to improve the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of road corridor planting and seeding. 3MB PDFNoise wall design guidelines November 2006 Design guidelines to improve the appearance of noise walls in NSW. 3MB PDFShotcrete design guidelines June 2005 Design guidelines to avoid, minimise and improve the appearance of shotcrete. 2MB PDFPacific Highway urban design framework April 2005 Urban design guidelines for the SH10 from Hexham to Tweed Heads. 4MB PDFBridge aesthetics design guidelines July 2012 Design guidelines to improve the appearance of bridges in NSW. 8MB