DA associated works
When a development application (DA) is lodged with the City of Sydney, conditions of development consent requiring work in public areas may be imposed. The conditions (listed below) may also relate to works on private property that have an affect on the public domain.
Public domain plan
To show proposed works including changes to roads, kerbs, gutters, footpaths, signage, lighting, street trees, nature strips and other public spaces.
To show existing and proposed levels for roads, footways, forecourts and through-site links.
To demonstrate how water from the development site will be managed (refer to the stormwater drainage manual).
To show the detailed layout and engineering design for proposed roadworks.
Temporary shoring and ground anchors
A temporary structures application is required when site excavation requires temporary shoring next to the public domain (with or without temporary ground anchors).
Special conditions of consent are imposed on a DA to cover proposed works that are specific to an individual development or site.
Submissions and approvals
Detailed information about making a submission for these conditions and how to get approval for your works is available in the public domain manual.
Also known as bank guarantees or performance bonds, a security deposit helps ensure the approved works are carried out and that existing public assets are protected during construction work.
Deposits are applied in accordance with the City's schedule of fees and charges.
The bonds that may be requested for public domain works include:
- footpath damage
- public domain works
- temporary shoring of footpaths or roads.
Please note: other deposits related to construction activity such as erecting hoardings may also be applied by other teams at the City.
Sydney streets code 2013
The Sydney streets code provides guidelines and sets the materials and public domain furniture palettes for work carried out on streets and footpaths.
Sydney streets technical specifications
This document is the companion document to the Sydney streets code providing the technical specifications and drawings for streets in the local area.
For further information about public domain works required under a DA, please contact:
Public Domain team02 9246 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to enquire about other works in the public domain such as outdoor dining licences, technical specifications for works on public streets and footpaths, applications for land owner's consent, temporary construction work or hoardings, follow the links below or please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9265 9333.
|Public domain manual||PDF 463.3 KB||Download|
|Public domain manual||Word 1.1 MB||Download|
|Levels and gradients approval application||PDF 49.7 KB||Download|
|Sydney lights design code||PDF 15.9 MB||Download|
|Sydney streets code 2013: part 1||PDF 5.0 MB||Download|
|Sydney streets code 2013: part 2||PDF 8.9 MB||Download|
|Sydney streets code 2013: part 3||PDF 1.5 MB||Download|
|Sydney streets code 2013: part 4||PDF 3.2 MB||Download|
|Stormwater drainage connection information||PDF 477.2 KB||Download|
|Stormwater drainage connection approval application||PDF 41.3 KB||Download|
|Stormwater drainage manual||PDF 201.8 KB||Download|
|Stormwater drainage manual||Word 50.1 KB||Download|
|*Temporary structure application – hoardings, scaffolding and other||PDF 94.5 KB||Download|
Last updated: Friday, 17 February 2017