Standard drawings

The Tasmanian Councils' Standards for Subdivisions is published by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) for the creation of new public assets. 

The standards provide guidance to designers and contractors in the creation of new public assets and are intended to be used as a reference to ensure that a common approach is taken throughout Tasmania. Rather than providing strict prescriptive requirements, the intention of these standards is to integrate the information into the design at hand, allowing greater flexibility to meet site-specific requirements. The designer will remain fully responsible for all aspects of their design. 

The City of Hobart expects that all drawings and specifications for new public assets meet these standards. 

The Tasmanian Councils' Standards for Subdivisions are available from the IPWEA website


Design drawings for road geometry and drainage are available directly from the IPWEA website. Please read their advice before you use the drawings. 

View the Hobart City Council departures from the Local Government Association of Tasmania standard drawings(PDF, 145KB).


Three specifications are included in the Tasmanian Councils' Standards for Subdivisions

You can also access and print the Department of State Growth’s Roadworks Specifications

Condition of use

The specifications and drawings were prepared to assist in the design and construction of municipal road and hydraulic infrastructure. The documents are designed to be used in conjunction with each other and under the supervision of City of Hobart officers who are trained and experienced in their application. We do not consider the documents suitable for use for any other purpose. 

If you use these documents for any purpose that is not consistent with the above (including, without limitation, for carrying out any investigations, design, construction, engineering, maintenance or other work), you do so at your own risk. 

The drawings only provide the minimum requirements. It is the responsibility of the designer to ensure that designs comply with all the relevant Australian Standards and other regulations. 

It is the responsibility of the designer and the developer to ensure that safe construction methods are used and that the construction work complies with the approved design drawings and all the relevant standards and regulations.