Public consultations–updates to the Australian Transport Assessment and Planning (ATAP) guidelines

Draft updates

  • Wider Economic Benefits KPMP (Draft)  – Appendix E Addendum: Small Area Gross Outputs Data - released 18 January 2018 – comments due 15 February 2018. The Wider Economic Benefits KPMP (Draft) was released for public comment on 5 June 2017 XLSB: 2740 KB
  • T3 Wider Economic Benefits – released 15 December 2017 – Comments due 19 January 2018 PDF: 1333 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Wider Economic Benefits KPMG—Released 5 June 2017—Comments due 28 June 2017 PDF: 12257 KB ReadSpeaker.


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The Australian Transport Assessment and Planning (ATAP) Guidelines, provide a comprehensive framework for strategic-level transport planning and analytical approaches to transport assessment.

ATAP was first published in December 2004 under the name National Guidelines for Transport System Management in Australia (NGTSM) in Australia and endorsed by all Australian jurisdictions. Recent revisions have been introduced in a multi-stage update. Stage 1 delivered an initial Guidelines Refresh (Edition 3) in April 2015. Stage 2 was completed and endorsed by all Australian jurisdictions in August 2016 (Edition 4). The name change to the ATAP Guidelines occurred as part of the release of the 4th edition in August 2016.

The update has been funded by Australian transport agencies. The project work is being coordinated by a steering committee of expert representatives from each Australian jurisdiction using the Austroads project management system.

Release of ATAP Draft Content–for review

Further updates of the Guidelines will occur on an iterative basis, rather than in stages, as was the case for the National Guidelines for Transport System Management. To provide transparent and timely updates, the revised content will be released for public comment as it is completed by the Steering Committee. Stakeholders will be advised when draft content is released (see more below).

Interested parties will have 4 weeks to comment on each draft as it is released; comments are to be provided to the ATAP Secretariat, contact details: email or GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601.

Transparent Public Comment Process

  1. Release of new Part for comment 4 week consultation period. Comments to
  2. Close of comments—review by Steering Committee Updated Part approved by Transport and Infrastructure Council
  3. New Part incorporated into Guidelines