To save you some time, we’ve included the numbers of the relevant sections from Australian Standard 1657:2018 and New Zealand Standard 1657:1992 so you can see at a glance what sections you need for what is required to keep people safe in public areas.
From Australian Standard AS 1657:2018
5.4.1 Provision of guardrailing
5.4.2 Requirements for walkways with slopes
5.6.1 General Handrails shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of this Clause (5.6).
5.6.3 Hand clearance
From New Zealand Standard NZS 1657:1992
3.2 Protection at sides, ends, openings and edges