Sydney Streets Code 2021

Guidelines, design coordination and material palettes for work carried out on streets and footpaths.

Document cover with text and an image of a street with tram. Alongside the road is a pavement, street trees and seats with people.


  • Approval is required to carry out works on land we own or manage. When a development application involves the public domain, consent may require a public domain plan.
  • The code is one of a number of documents to guide applicants in preparing this plan.
  • It promotes a balanced idea of street design that recognises the need to accommodate public life and cater for traditional linking and transport corridor functions.
  • The companion document, Sydney Streets technical specifications, provides standards for constructing public domain works in line with this code.
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