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The Austroads Board undertook a project to refine traffic management at road works, by developing and simplifying guidance documents, and improving training and consistency across Australia. The project aimed to standardise the approach to temporary traffic management across Australia and in New Zealand.

The project resulted in the release of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management in December 2019 and an update of the current Australian Standard 1742.3 – Manual of uniform traffic control devices, Part 3: Traffic control for works on roads, which was launched on 11 December 2019.

The updated standard set out to improve the ability of road agencies, contractors, traffic management practitioners and industry to meet their Work Health and Safety (WH&S) requirements, and achieve better safety outcomes at road works sites.

The Department as a Participating Agency and the State Road Authority was heavily involved in consultation and implementation of the project within Tasmania.

For information on the project, please go to the Austroads website.