Good Practice Guide for the Assessment and Management of Air Pollution from Road Transport

Good Practice Guide for the Assessment and Management of Air Pollution from Road Transport

TSIG has initiated development of a “Good Practice Guide for the Assessment and Management of Air Pollution from Road Transport”.  The purpose of the Guide is to provide a standard and harmonised process for assessing air quality impacts from road transport emissions.  The Guide is intended to be a fit-for-purpose document, developed to meet the needs of environmental regulators and road agencies/authorities in Australia and New Zealand.

The benefits of the project are:

  • enhanced consistency across projects and jurisdictions
  • reduced risk of projects being over or under scrutinised
  • increased cost-efficiency, i.e. savings in time and resources previously spent developing and justifying assessment methods
  • presentation of a transparent process
  • clear communication of assessment procedures for regulators, proponents, community etc.

Request for Quotation Now Open

CASANZ is seeking a contractor to develop the Good Practice Guide for the Assessment and Management of Air Pollution from Road Transport.

The request for quotation documents are as follows:

The Guide is financed by road agency funding partners in Australia and New Zealand, with a significant proportion of the Guide delivered by a separate Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) component titled Air Quality Practice Note for Road Projects.

The TfNSW component of the project is being procured through the NSW Governments Performance and Management Services pre-qualification scheme. CASANZ procurement is not limited to TfNSW pre-qualified consultants. The procurement process for CASANZ and TfNSW will run concurrently and collaboratively. It is therefore anticipated that the most efficient process and effective use of resources will mean the same contractor or consortium will be engaged to prepare both the Guide and Practice Note. This will also ensure that there is consistency in the final product between chapters and consequently will represent a harmonised approach. Hence, if you are interested in bidding for both RFQs, you will need to be pre-qualified with TfNSW or partner with an organisation that has this status.

The Guide is intended to be applicable to all Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions. Quotations which demonstrate experience in each Australian jurisdiction and New Zealand will be favoured.  This may be best achieved by forming a consortium that meets the TfNSW pre-qualification requirements and demonstrates relevant experience across Australia and New Zealand.

However, the possibility of two separates consultancies is not excluded and CASANZ is open to proponents indicating how a different approach would be beneficial e.g. in terms of quality and/or timeliness, while ensuring consistency.

The closing date for this Request for Quotation is 2 June 2020.

Please direct all enquiries to Jacinda Shen via email, CASANZ Training Manager.

Management Steering Committee

The Management Steering Committee is governed by the following Terms of Reference.

Committee responsibilities are:

  • Project management
  • Timeline management
  • Oversight of contractual arrangements with the funding partners
  • Finance management, including invoice authorisation
  • Tender management

Tasks conducted by the group include:

  • Developing and documenting a transparent and equitable tender process, including preparation/review of documents
  • Review of tender submissions
  • Consultation with the Technical Steering Committee
  • Preparation/review of minutes
  • Review of project financial statements on a quarterly basis
  • Invoice approval

The committee will work closely with the CASANZ Training Manager to deliver this project.

Technical Steering Committee

The Technical Steering Committee will provide technical review to ensure the Guide is of a high standard and provides a robust technical approach.  The Guideline must be appropriate and practical for CASANZ members, stakeholders and funding partners.  A committee Terms of Reference will be developed when the group is formed.

Volunteer committee members will have a strong understanding of air quality impacts from road transport and the tools used to assess and manage these impacts.

Tasks undertaken by the committee may include:

  • Review draft Guideline chapters
  • Liaise with Australian and New Zealand regulatory agencies
  • Liaise with the TSIG community
  • Work in a team to provide written feedback
  • Review final Guideline chapters
  • Liaise with the Management Steering Committee

Funding Partners

This project is financed by CASANZ TSIG funding partners:

  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), SA
  • Department of Transport, Victoria
  • Main Roads, WA
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Transport for New South Wales
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads, QLD

Project Contact

Jacinda Shen, CASANZ Training Manager: email