The Australian Transport Assessment and Planning (ATAP) Guidelines (the Guidelines):

  • Provide a comprehensive framework for planning, assessing and developing transport systems and related initiatives
  • Are a key part of processes for ensuring that proposals to improve transport systems in Australia:
    • Achieve jurisdictional objectives
    • Provide maximum net benefit and value for money to the community.

Users of the Guidelines include government departments and agencies, private firms, individuals, industry bodies and consultants.

The term ‘jurisdictions’ is used to describe the collection of all governments in Australia: national, state, territory and local. Governments are the owners and primary users of the Guidelines.

The User Guide discusses how the Guidelines may be used by the various users.

The ATAP Guidelines are updated as new research is undertaken.  The ATAP Steering Committee exists to ensure the Guidelines remain up to date and relevant.