Publications

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Updating Environmental Externalities Unit Values
This report provides updated unit costs and price indices used to estimate environmental costs in the economic evaluation of Australian road infrastructure and transport projects.
Impact of Light Commercial Vehicles / Rigid Trucks in Urban Networks: Scoping Study
The purpose of the study is to recommend an ongoing Austroads research programme that is focussed on the impacts of the increasing volume of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and rigid trucks (Rigids) on the urban traffic network in terms of their…
Guidelines for Environmental Reporting
The Austroads Guidelines for Environmental Reporting summarises the key concepts, purpose, benefits and principles of environmental reporting. It also examines current practice in environmental reporting approaches, trends in performance indicators…
Impact of Climate Change on Road Performance: Updating Climate Information for Australia
Climatic conditions play a significant role in the performance of road infrastructure. Models which have been developed to describe road performance can benefit from accurate knowledge of climatic trends. Without access to complete historical data,…
Future Asset Management Issues No. 2: Impacts of Peak Oil with Increases in Bitumen and Fuel Costs on Road Use and Asset Management Funding
This discussion paper examines the consequences of 'peak oil' for road asset management and identified several key issues as the potential subject of future research to assist asset managers in managing the consequences of 'peak oil'. This paper is…
Future Asset management Issues No. 1: Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Asset management
This discussion paper is aimed to identify the issues relevant to the future operations of road network asset managers, arising from the consequences of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in the context of reducing the impact of climate change.…
Maintenance Techniques to Reduce Social and Environmental Impacts
Selection of maintenance techniques is always a balance between the administering authority costs and social and environmental costs and outcomes. This project provides practical information and a methodology (including a worked example) for…
Modelling, Measuring and Mitigating Road Traffic Noise
This Report examines the role of noise impact assessment in the management of road traffic noise. Part 1 provides an overview of noise impact assessment including issues such as the existing noise environment, route selection and route changes,…
Environmental Management Tools for Road Maintenance Contracts
The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist road agencies and their contractors in developing a systems approach in the management of environmental issues. The guidelines are structured in four parts to allow the reader to readily access…
Review of Air Quality Models for Roads
The Austroads project T+E.E.531 was undertaken to determine to the state of the art in regional and local air quality modelling within Australia as applied to road transport projects and to provide recommendations for the way forward to address…