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Network Task Force

The Network Task Force's objective is to improve the efficient, reliable and safe operation of the road network.

The transport of people and goods is essential to the economic and social development of the community. Substantial investment is made in road networks to facilitate this.

The development and management of the road network is faced with several challenges:

  • continuing growth in vehicle ownership and usage
  • increasing traffic congestion in urban areas
  • trends toward larger (and more efficient) freight vehicles
  • continuing concern for safety improvements
  • increasing concern about environmental impacts.

The central challenge is to address these often conflicting issues in a manner that balances economic, social and environmental objectives appropriately. The effective management of the road transport system is fundamental to making the best use of the existing road network.

The Network Task Force, which has representatives from state and territory road agencies, and the Australian Local Government Association, coordinates research that is working towards:

  • ITS architecture and protocols agreed nationally
  • harmonisation of traffic system requirements 
  • network operating planning for all modes
  • network operations performance measures
  • National Cycling Strategy 2011-16 implementation
  • standardised information services for users
  • Guide to Traffic Management updated.

Network Projects

The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan and Operational Plan. The current network management projects are:

NS1697 Development of ITS Architecture - Stage 2 - Logical Architecture
NT1785 Cooperative ITS (Stage 2)
NT1791 Guide to Traffic Management Part 12 - Traffic Impacts of Developments
NT1799 Guide to Traffic Management Part 10 - Traffic Control and Communication Devices
NT1800 Guide to Traffic Management Part 11 - Parking
NS1994 Techniques for Incident Management to Support Network Operations
NEG1995 Network Performance Information Indicators and Capability
NS1996 Bicycle Parking Review
NS2003 Network Operations Decision Support Tool: Requirements and Development
NP2010 Guide to Traffic Management Part 9 - Traffic Operations
NT2011 Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides
NT2013 Guide to Traffic Management Part 4 - Network Management
BN2018 Congestion and Reliability
BN2019  Safety at Road Worksites
NP2023 Guide to Traffic Management Part 6 - Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings
NP2025 Guide to Managed Motorways
BN2045  Assessment of Key Road Agency Actions to Support Automated Vehicles
NEG2078  ITS Specifications and Product Acceptance Harmonisation (ISPAH)
NEG2079  Network Operations Planning Concept of Operations
NEG2080  Road Transport Management Framework and Principles
NTM2081 Guide to Traffic Management Review
NTM2087 On-road Public Transport


Program Contacts

The Network Task Force is part of the Austroads Network Program. 

Program Manager: Natalie Lockwood
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Program Coordinator: Judi Sorbie
Austroads | Level 9, 287 Elizabeth Street | Sydney NSW 2000
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National Office

Phone: +61 2 8265 3300

Level 9, 287 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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