Second edition of Austroads’ Data Standard includes new data groups and priority subsets

06 July 2018

Austroads: Austroads has published the second version of the Data Standard for Road Management and Investment.

The Austroads Road Data Standard Project was initiated in response to requests from stakeholders who increasingly need to share data with other road agencies but are frustrated by the lack of common data definitions and formats. It will establish a harmonised road asset data standard for use in Australia and New Zealand.

The Data Standard will cater for different levels of road asset complexity and planning to ensure it can be used by all road managers (from small local councils to large state and federal agencies) and interface with existing data collection, finance, risk, and information systems.

The use of consistent road asset data is expected to:

This version (Version 2) of the Data Standard includes additional functional groups of data and identifies two initial Priority Harmonisation Subsets (PHS):

Additional categories will be developed in the future.

Austroads is managing a staged implementation program to encourage adoption and use of the Data Standard by local, state and federal level organisations.

The priority subsets will be trialled in a series of pilots with road managers across Australia and New Zealand. The pilots will inform the development of the subsets and the Standard, and explore ways harmonised data can be used to promote collaboration and comparisons.

Version 3 of the Standard is now under development. The work will focus on aligning and comparing road classifications, road conditions and a range of other data groups. It will also include an updated PHS that will be used for implementation actions. The draft documents will be released for consultation later in the year.

Report link: Data Standard for Road Management and Investment in Australia and New Zealand: Version 2,




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