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Street Design Manual for Practitioners

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IPWEA-QNT’s Street Design Manual: Walkable Neighbourhoods is a contemporary guide for the planning and detailed design of Queensland’s residential neighbourhoods.

Developed for industry by industry, the Manual recognises the role of streets as important connectors to multi-purpose social spaces in our neighbourhoods. It emphasises active transport’s role in delivering a sense of community and healthier lifestyles.

By complementing the Queensland Government’s model code for neighbourhood design, recent amendments to the planning regulations and other policy initiatives, the Manual provides a more coordinated approach to neighbourhood planning and design than in earlier guidelines. It also includes appropriate guidelines applicable to the higher residential densities than applied when earlier manuals were developed.

Although focused on greenfield development, the principles, objectives and strategies in the document are applicable to the redevelopment of existing streets.



The course covers:

  • Community Design

  • Movement Network Concept Design

  • Open Space Network

  • Lot Design

  • Movement and Place Concepts

  • Safe System Design

  • Active Transport

  • Public Transport

  • Design for Motor Vehicles

  • Other Street Infrastructure Provision

  • Design Coordination of Street Components

  •  Emerging Issues

Who should attend?

This program has been designed for Industry Practitioners working in the Planning and Design of contemporary residential neighbourhoods, including those working in both private and government organisations. This includes:

  •  Planners

  •  Urban Designers

  •  Development Managers

  •  Engineers

  •  Design Technicians.

Learning Outcomes 

The presentation consists of:

  •  Lectures

  •  Case Studies

  •  Group Discussions

  •  Practical Activities.

Participants will gain a sound understanding of the application of the Street Design Manual in urban planning and design.


Peter Egerton

Position: RPS Service Line Leader - Urban Design

As a life-long advocate for liveable, affordable, and sustainable cities, Peter has worked across the full gamut of urban renewal and new community projects in Australia and New Zealand.

Heading up RPS’ design offer as national lead for urban design, Peter is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and has contributed to award-winning projects including North Lakes, Harmony, Sunshine Cove, Newport and Fitzgibbon Chase.

With industry expertise spanning masterplanning, revitalisation, town centres, public spaces, moderated design forums, strategic and spatial policy he regularly provides design review advice for developments, local and state governments.

A key face and guiding voice of the design and planning profession for more than 35 years, Peter’s focus has always been on shaping development outcomes that strike the right balance between urban resilience, quality, and commercial sustainability.

John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire has over 50 years’ experience as a civil engineer. His career involved working for four high growth local government organisations, main roads department and as a consulting engineer providing services to developers and government.

In addition to his bachelor degree, John has a masters degree in highway engineering and graduate diploma in business management. He has been awarded Emeritus Membership of the IPWEA and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

John’s experience includes the planning, design, construction and asset management across a wide range of local government infrastructure, as well as land development for private enterprise and local government development assessment. He has specific interests in transport planning and design, urban development and road safety. He has been involved in the development of industry-wide standards and assisted in the recent development of the IPWEAQ Street Design Manual.


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