Director, Professional Services
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Streets and pathways are the building blocks of every residential neighbourhood. Along with our built environment, well-planned streets and neighbourhoods influence how people move and interact, access parks and open space, walk and cycle for leisure, recreation, exercise and transport.
The Street Design Manual recognises streets as an important connector to multi-purpose social spaces in our neighbourhoods. It offers access options for active transport delivering safer neighbourhoods and a sense of community.
The detailed practical guidance provided within the Manual has been developed with input from highly experienced representatives from across the sector. The feedback received during the consultation period, coupled with many robust debates from the working parties has resulted in a Manual that will be a valuable resource for local authorities, engineers, planners, designers, practitioners and decision makers involved with the planning and design of walkable neighbourhoods.
Download the Manual and Practice Notes below.
To support the release of this formative publication, IPWEAQ is offering professional development opportunities that will assist practitioners read, interpret, and apply the content in a consistent and effective way. Upcoming dates are listed below.
SDM for Practitioners TIME: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Brisbane: 22 April 2021 COST: Member: $650 + GST
Toowoomba: 24 March 2021 Non-Member: $950 + GST
Gold Coast: 3 June 2021 CPD: Up to 8 Hours
Maroochydore: 10 March 2021
To ensure leading practice is being achieved, IPWEAQ will
seek input from users of the Manual, with a review of feedback in early 2022.
To provide feedback, please download the SDM feedback document, complete the fields, and forward to Craig Moss.
IPWEAQ is planning to provide contemporary good practice
guidelines and codes of practice for the planning and design of streets and
street networks for the following additional precinct types:
The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory - Building resilient, healthy and active communities post COVID-19
Courier Mail - Guidelines designed to promote walking
Sourceable - Queensland Lays Down Law on Walkable Neighbourhoods
LGAQ Focus - New Street Design Manual