LAND COST IMPLICATIONS OF ALTERNATIVE RESIDENTIAL STREET STANDARDS

The adoption of alternative engineering design standards for streets in the residential land conversion process, can provide opportunities for significant economies in allotment development cost. The paper considers the cost effects of three particular municipal requirements for residential street design and assesses the potential for reductions in land development cost by the adoption of alternative standards for them, to those presently required by eighteen municipalities in Australia. The results of this design alternatives cost comparison indicate that, in many municipalities in Australia, some existing engineering standards for residential streets generate significantly higher land development costs for their achievement, than do the standards for the same requirements adopted by other municipalities (a). (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Workshop on the Economics of Road Design Standards, Canberra 18-20 May 1980 Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Transport Economics, Australia

    Allara Street
    Canberra City, A.C.T. 2601,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • CHAMBERLAIN, J D
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM