The Australian Transport Assessment and Planning (ATAP) Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide a comprehensive framework for planning, assessing and developing transport systems and related initiatives.

They are a key component of processes to ensure that proposals to improve transport systems in Australia achieve jurisdictional[1] objectives, provide maximum net benefit to the community and represent value for money. Users of the Guidelines include government departments and agencies, private firms, individuals, industry bodies and consultants.

[1] The term ‘jurisdictions’ is used here to mean the collection of all governments in Australia: national, state, territory and local. Governments are the owners and primary users of the Guidelines. The set of users is broader, and these are discussed in the User Guide.