Revising the National Guidelines for Transport System Management

The National Guidelines for Transport System Management (NGTSM) outline best practice for transport planning and assessment in Australia.

The Guidelines are being revised in a two-stage process:

  • Stage 1 – published in April 2015, consists of a refresh of the 2006 guidelines with a primary focus on:
    – improved alignment with Infrastructure Australia’s framework
    – discussions introduced on wider economic benefits and productivity metrics
    – updated road parameter values.
  • Stage 2 – builds on the 2015 refresh with new and updated guidance material.

This website contains the Stage 1 and draft Stage 2 documents for public comment.

What’s new?

The stage 2 work includes new or updated:

Providing feedback

Comments will be accepted until 5pm, 31 March 2016.

Comments can be lodged as follows:


NGTSM Steering Committee Secretariat
National Guidelines for Transport System Management
Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594 CANBERRA  ACT  2601

Comments received from the public consultation will be considered. After suitable amendments, and approval by the Transport and Infrastructure Council, the final revised Guidelines will be published online by mid-2016 on a new website hosted by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Where to start?

  • The Site Map provides an overview of the site content.
  • About provides background to the project and an overview of the NGTSM Framework.
  • The User Guide provides a roadmap to help users easily find the material they need.