Municipal Infrastructure Technical Specifications (MITS)

The Municipal Infrastructure Technical Specifications (MITS) utilise the AusSpec document framework. This framework provides a level of design consistency across all local government jurisdictions in Australia, and reflects the most up-to-date industry practice. A number of local and regional government jurisdictions have adopted the AusSpec document framework as the primary technical framework for their design standards.

The ACT Government has adopted the AusSpec document framework. Each of the MITS documents provide detailed ACT specific technical construction guidance for civil and open space assets as well as references to a number of relevant construction documents. The MITS documents have been designed to be read in conjunction with these relevant referenced construction documents.

The construction of municipal assets in the ACT must be in accordance with the Municipal Infrastructure Technical Specifications. Where any differences in practice exist between referenced construction documents and the Municipal Infrastructure Technical Specifications, the later will prevail.

For documents related to design refer to the Municipal Infrastructure Standards (MIS) website. For standard drawings refer to the Municipal Infrastructure Standard Drawings.

Preface and Guidance Documents

These documents provide a preface and additional guidance to the relevant Municipal Infrastructure Technical Specifications (MITS). This section also provides a quick reference version tracking sheet. This document provides a quick snapshot to be used with contract documents and provides details of the current MITS version, versions of reference documents, and update notes relative to each MITS.

These documents should be read and used in conjunction with the MITS.
  • Preface
  • Version Tracking sheet

Municipal Instructure Technical Specification (MITS)

MITS 00 Preliminaries

  • MITS 00A General Requirements
  • MITS 00B Quality Construction
  • MITS 00C Control of Erosion and Sedimentation

MITS 01 Roadworks
MITS 02 Earthworks

  • MITS 02A Clearing and Grubbing
  • MITS 02B Bulk Earthworks
  • MITS 02C Stablisation

MITS 03 Underground Services

  • MITS 03A Stormwater Drainage
  • MITS 03B Pipe Drainage
  • MITS 03C Precast Box Culverts
  • MITS 03D Drainage Structures
  • MITS 03E Water Supply Reticulation
  • MITS 03F Sewerage Systems Reticulation
  • MITS 03G Service Conduits
  • MITS 03H Trenchless Conduit Installation
  • MITS 03I Subsurface Drainage
  • MITS 03J Subsoil and Foundation drains
  • MITS 03K Drainage Mats
  • MITS 03L Road Openings and Restorations

MITS 04 Flexible Pavement Construction
MITS 05 Sportsgrounds
MITS 06 Concrete Kerbs, Footpaths and Minor Works

  • MITS 06A Concrete Kerbs and Open Drains
  • MITS 06B Concrete Paths, Driveways and Medians

MITS 07 Segmental Paving
MITS 08 Incidental Works

  • MITS 08A Fences and Barriers
  • MITS 08B Play Equipment and Organic Surfacing
  • MITS 08C Rubber Impact Attenuating Surfacing
  • MITS 08D Furniture and Fixtures

MITS 09 Landscape

  • MITS 09A Topsoil
  • MITS 09B Grassing
  • MITS 09C Planting
  • MITS 09D Irrigation
  • MITS 09E Consolidation

MITS 10 Concrete Works
MITS 11 Line Marking
MITS 12 Streetlights
MITS 13 Traffic Signals
MITS 14 Road Signs
MITS 15 Street Furniture

  • MITS 15A Guide Posts
  • MITS 15B Non-Rigid Safety Barrier Systems
  • MITS 15C Rigid Road Safety Barrier Systems


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