Austroads releases new priority data sets for road managers

16 November 2020

Austroads has published new priority data sets for state and local government to enable harmonisation and collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries.

These subsets of the Road Asset Data Standard provide road asset managers with a clear indication of which parts of the standard are the most beneficial to align with.

Ross Guppy, Austroads’ Transport Infrastructure Program Manager, says the Road Asset Data Standard was developed to provide a common understanding and language for the collection of road related data in Australia and New Zealand.

“The complete Data Standard contains nearly 1,000 data fields. If we can get consistency across this smaller priority set of data items, there will be substantial benefits for road managers, road funders, industry and the community,” Ross said.

The priority data sets focus on a consistent way to define data relating to comparative performance and effective asset and maintenance management.

The priority data sets for state and local government allow for various levels of sophistication for collecting, managing, and using inventory data, and asset location referencing.

The priority data sets are confined to roads (pavement and surfacing), bridges, major culverts, and tunnels (only for state agencies) as these asset classes combined represent a significant share of the whole road network portfolio.

Download Austroads Data Standard: Priority Data Sets and Metrics, 




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Date of Original:  02 November 2020

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