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Engineering Standards and Guidelines


All building and development works undertaken in the Council area must be to the Council’s standards. These standards and guidelines ensure works are safe and sustainable.

Where standards are not listed builders and developers should refer to an appropriate Australian Standard or guideline.

Hydrology should be in accordance with Australian Rainfall & Runoff  - link

Road design should be in accordance with Austroads Guidelines - link

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in accordance with the Engineering Procedures for Stormwater Management in Tasmania - link

Standard of Plans Submitted to Council

All electronic plans submitted to Council must be in accordance with the standard of plans

Local Government Standards and Guidelines

The Council have adopted the LGAT Standard Drawings and Tasmanian Subdivision Guidelines - link

Access and Parking

All new accesses, driveways, turning areas and carparking must be in accordance with the attached

Plan of Subdivision

Any application for a subdivision must provide all information relating to existing and proposed services. See example plan of subdivision

Soil and Water Management Plans (SWMP)

The Council are partners in the Derwent Estuary Program and have adopted the use of the fact sheets on building and construction sites - link

Waste Management Plans

The Council encourage the appropriate reuse of resources from building and development.  See the “Ten Top Tips for minimising your waste and saving money in the process” - link


Signs located over the highway reservation must have minimum clearances as follows:

(i)       From its underside vertically above footpath level - 2.40 metres; and

(ii)     From its outer edge horizontally behind face of kerbline - 0.60 metres.

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001