Standards, Codes and Guidelines

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2019 Development Control Code

The Development Control Code for Best Practice Waste Management in the ACT 2019 (PDF 3MB) and Waste and Recycling Management Plan (Editable PDF 1.6MB).

This Code replaces the 2016 version of the Code (PDF 6.7MB). To facilitate a transition to the new Code, development applications based around the requirements of the 2016 code will be accepted until Friday, 3 May 2019. While either the 2016 or 2019 Code may be used, the Code selected must be used in its entirety.

To assist applicants in calculating waste and recycling allocations, please see the Allocation Calculator (Excel 61KB)

Design Standards, Technical Specifications and Standard Drawings

These are the principal design and construction documents for assets which will be handed back to the ACT Government. These documents can be used for non- ACT Government assets however will be at the discretion and risk to the person or entity referencing their use. For further detail or enquiry please contact the following email TCCS.RoadStandards@act.gov.au.

Engineering Advisory Notes

These documents provide Engineering direction, guidance and advice supplementary to the Design Standards. These documents address specific issues that are not covered by the current design standards or technical specifications.

Landscaping Advisory Notes

These documents provide direction, guidance and advice relative to Landscape works and are supplementary to the Design Standards. These documents address specific issues that are not covered by the current design standards or technical specifications.

Reference and Policy Documents

These documents provide a reference or policy function and should be used in conjunction with the relevant associated documents or process.

Advisory Notices

These documents provide advice relating to work and submission processes for assets being handed to the ACT Government.

Construction/Building Advisory Notes

These documents provide advice relating to building applications and construction related issues for assets being handed to the ACT Government.

Legacy Documents

These documents have been provided for legacy reasons due to being relevant for some existing, or completed by still relevant contracts. These documents should not be used with new contract works where assets will be handed back to the ACT Government.

Documents for Controlled Rollout Review

These documents have been released as part of a Controlled Rollout Review. These documents should not form part of any contract works for assets which will be handed back to the ACT Government, unless specifically directed by relevant authorities. For further detail or enquiry please contact the following email TCCS.RoadStandards@act.gov.au.

All assets handed over to the Territory must be designed and constructed in accordance with relevant design standards, technical specification, guidelines, codes and content of Post-development Approval submissions.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.