Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

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.

IPWEA-QNT’s Street Design Manual: Walkable Neighbourhoods (the Manual) is a contemporary guide for the design and development of Queensland’s residential neighbourhoods. Developed for industry by industry, the Manual recognises streets as an essential connector to multi-purpose social spaces in our neighbourhoods. It offers access options for active transport delivering safer neighbourhoods and a sense of community.

This program will provide a detailed understanding of all aspects of quality contemporary residential land development that promotes healthy and safe communities and provide a more coordinated approach to neighbourhood planning and design for councils, developers and the community.

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. Typical attendees include:

Planners, Designers, Engineers, Development Managers, Technicians


Lectures, Case studies, Group Discussions, Practical Activities


Introducing the Street Design Manual: Walkable neighbourhoods,

An overview of the need, intent and strategies that led to the development of the SDM.


Element 1: Community Design

Element 2: Movement Network – Concept Design

Element 3: Neighbourhood Open Space Network

Element 4: Lot Design

Element 5: Activity Centres


Element 1: Introduction

Element 2: Active Transport

Element 3: Public Transport

Element 4: Motor Vehicles

Element 5: The Residential Street

Element 6: Design Detail – Related Infrastructure


Practice notes

Participants will gain a sound understanding of the intent and application of the Street Design Manual to assist in planning and design applications that complement current regulatory requirements.

Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. Certificates can be uploaded to the Track MY CPD portal to monitor you CPD compliance for or towards RPEQ.

The program will be facilitated by Planning and Design professionals.

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27 April 

L1/6 Eagleview Pl, Eagle Farm Q 4009

 Member Price
 Non Member Price
 CPD Hours
 Non Technical
Attendees will be provided with a complementary hard copy of the Manual

Professional Development Team


07 3632 6800