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 A WikiProject at the intersection of WikiProject Highways and WikiProject Australia
WikiProject Australian Roads
Project home (WP:AURD)
Talk page (WT:AURD)
Australia W5-29.svg Portal (P:AURD)
Assessment (WP:AURD/A)
Resources (WP:AURD/R)
Article Standards (WP:AURD/AS)
Discussions Library (WP:AURD/L)
Advanced Permissions (WP:AURD/P)
The U Turn (newsletter) (WP:AURD/NEWS)
Parent projects
Wikiproject Highways (WP:HWY)
 • A-Class Review (WP:HWY/ACR)
 • IRC Channel (WP:HWY/IRC)
 • Route markers (WP:HWY/RM)
Wikiproject Australia (WP:AUS)
 • Notice board (WP:AWNB)

Welcome to WikiProject Australian Roads. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of roads in Australia, and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Scope[edit]

WikiProject Australian Roads maintains and improves articles related to roads and road transportation in Australia, excluding topics related to vehicles. This scope covers all road-related articles within the Roads in Australia category structure, but only some of the articles within the wider Road transport in Australia category.

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Mission[edit]

The key points in the mission are explained below:

  • continually improve – There is no endpoint for the project, as roads are continually being built, upgraded and extended.
  • coverage – Here coverage refers to both quality of coverage and breadth of coverage.
  • Australian roads – The project mission is directly related to its scope. Articles outside of the project scope should collaborated on at a more appropriate venue.
  • on Wikipedia – Improving Wikipedia is the core reason for editing Wikipedia. All of the projects articles and edits should be consistent with Wikipedia's principles, policies and guidelines.
  • through collaboration – This refers to both inter-editor collaboration within this project (through discussion and shared resources), and inter-project colloboration (working with the other projects / task forces within WikiProject Highways and WikiProject Australia).

Goals[edit]

Long term goals are:

  • Improve articles and lists to featured status
  • Complete coverage of national and state highways and major roads (no important redlinks)

Medium term goals are:

  • Develop standards and guidelines for Australian road articles (to complement existing Wikipedia-wide guidelines)
  • Get at least one article to GA status for each state and mainland territory

Short term goals are:

  • Identify editors who may be interested and ask them to join
  • Tag and assess all articles within the project scope (see the projects Assessment page)
  • Develop project resources, to be listed and explained on the Resources page

To do[edit]

Here are some important tasks you can do to help WikiProject Australian Roads:

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for WikiProject Australian Roads:
Discuss: Topics on the project talk page or listed as article alerts
Create: Missing articles, particularly redlinked or unlinked roads in Highways in Australia or the state listings
Expand: Short articles (such as Start and Stub-class articles) – Include information such as history, future works, and route description; as well as an intersection list, an infobox, and navboxes
Cleanup: See Cleanup listing for articles needing cleanup. As of 5 September 2013, the largest cleanup categories are: Articles lacking sources (137); Articles needing additional references (76); and Articles with unsourced statements (74)
Copyedit: All articles, but particularly articles nominated (or those about to be nomiated) at WP:GAN, WP:HWY/ACR, WP:FAC
Assess: Articles listed in Category:Unassessed Australian road transport articles and Category:Unknown-importance Australian road transport articles
Tasks:
  • Improve WP:ACCESS compliance across all instances (especially in relation to shielding).
  • Minimise usage of roadgeek sites as citation sources. But reference them where used.
  • Ensure correct usage of the infobox caption field in all articles - Many improperly use this to indicate former allocations and other factoids.

Participants[edit]

To join the project, add your username below, and a comment specifying your main areas of interest:

  1. Evad37 (talk · contribs) − Project founder; Main focus is Perth and Western Australia
  2. Gnangarra (talk · contribs) – photography; main focus is WA, latest work File:Graham farmer freeway tunnel east gnangarra.webm
  3. SatuSuro (talk · contribs) – various
  4. nbound (talk · contribs) − Main Focus: ACT/Sthn NSW, and to a lesser extent NSW as a whole.
  5. AussieLegend (talk · contribs) – NSW, especially the Hunter Region
  6. dfadden (talk · contribs) - ACT/NSW and NT
  7. Orderinchaos (talk · contribs) - Primarily but not exclusively WA
  8. Wiki ian (talk · contribs) - All Australian roads with a strong focus on Tasmania - particularly Hobart.
  9. marcnut1996 (talk · contribs) - main focus is Sydney roads and a smaller extent to NSW roads as a whole. Contributed in wiki about Syd roads
  10. linkqer (talk · contribs) - Main Focus: Adelaide Roads, lesser extend SA.
  11. HiLo48 (talk · contribs) - Primarily but not exclusively Vic
  12. Advanstra (talk · contribs) – Queensland particularly South East Qld, Pacific Hwy and other parts of NSW
  13. YuMaNuMa (talk · contribs) – Primary focus is on Sydney Metro roads
  14. Rangasyd (talk · contribs) – Primary focus is on roads leading to, from, or through the Central Tablelands and Central West of NSW. Bridges and railway and river crossings are also of interest all throughout NSW.
  15. Aunty Stick (talk · contribs) − Main interest is in freeway and dual carriageway development. A librarian at the University of Melbourne, so currently making the most of access to primary resources available from the library to provide accurate historical data.
  16. ScottDavis (talk · contribs) – interested in extending the coverage of transport networks in SA (and to a lesser extent western Victoria and NSW)
  17. NMFCFan113 (talk · contribs)- Interested in Smaller country roads, ones usually lablled "B###" or "C###" by the route numbering system.

Project userboxes are available – see the Userbox page for details. You can also sign up to receive newsletter notifications.

Assessment[edit]

Main page: WikiProject Australian Roads/Assessment

Of the 1,397 pages overseen by WikiProject Australian Roads:

100% have been assessed for quality
See Category:Unassessed Australia road transport articles for the 0 remaining articles

   


99.6% have known importance
See Category:Unknown-importance Australia road transport articles for the 5 remaining articles

   


42.9% of prose articles are not stubs
See Category:Stub-Class Australia road transport articles for the 460 remaining articles

   


Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

A-Class articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Resources[edit]

The Resources page lists many useful resources for improving articles, including templates, maps, images, references, important external links, and more.

See also the Article Standards page for advice on titles, content, infoboxes, maps, and road junction lists.

Related projects[edit]

Parents:

Road projects in other countries:

Other Australian projects:

Embassy[edit]

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