Design codes & technical specifications
Standards and requirements for development applications and works on public land.
Public domain design codes
Our design codes set the public domain guidelines. The Sydney Signage Code and Sydney Parks Code are currently being updated. The Sydney streets technical specifications is the companion document, providing design and construction standards and details.
Design codes & technical specificationsSydney Streets Code 2021Guidelines, design coordination and material palettes for work carried out on streets and footpaths.Published 12 May 2021
Design codes & technical specificationsSydney Lights: Public domain design codeDesign principles, palette selection, technical requirements and performance standards.Published 30 March 2015
Design codes & technical specificationsSydney Streets technical specificationsDesign and construction standards for physical assets in our city, including roads, footpaths, kerbs, gutters, street lighting, and survey and stormwater infrastructure.Published 30 December 2019
Design codes & technical specificationsLegible Sydney Design ManualThe manual has been created to assist with the planning, documenting and tendering of our pedestrian wayfinding sign system.Published 30 June 2019
PoliciesInclusive and accessible public domain policyProvides a framework to apply relevant Australian access standards consistently.Published 1 October 2019
Design codes & technical specificationsPublic domain manual 2021Information about works on roads, drainage, footpaths, landscaping and other public spaces, referred to as the public domain.Published 22 June 2021
Design codes & technical specificationsModel requirements for proposed developmentsPublished 8 May 2023
Design codes & technical specificationsHow to lodge electronic files for development and building applicationsDigital requirements for electronic copies of plans and documents to accompany your application.Published 2 December 2021