To assist developers and contractors in providing quality infrastructure to the Lake Macquarie community, we have adopted the AUS-SPEC series of Specifications. This guideline describes the minimum construction standards to be met for civil engineering infrastructure associated with a variety of project types including subdivisions, buildings, roadways and bridges, drainage, pathways and pavements.
These documents aim to facilitate the efficient processing of engineering submissions and to ensure that infrastructure is designed and constructed to be safe, serviceable and economical to maintain, while meeting community expectations.
Note: Additional Guidelines can be found on the Development Guidelines page and include; Engineering Design Guidelines, Landscape Design Guidelines, SQID Guidelines, Drainage Design Guidelines and Batter and Fencing Guidelines.
0136 General Requirements(PDF, 151KB)
0161 Quality Construction(PDF, 284KB)
0257 Landscape roadways and street trees(PDF, 186KB)
0281 Bushfire perimeter tracks(PDF, 84KB)
0319 Minor Concrete Works(PDF, 256KB)
1101 Control of Traffic(PDF, 184KB)
1102 Control of erosion and sedimentation Construction(PDF, 119KB)
1111 Clearing and grubbing(PDF, 114KB)
1112 Earthworks Roadways(PDF, 254KB)
1113 Stabilisation(PDF, 165KB)
1121 Open Drains including kerb and channel Gutter(PDF, 157KB)
1132 Lean mix concrete subbase(PDF, 254KB)
1133 Plain and reinforced concrete base(PDF, 314KB)
1141 Flexible Pavement Base and Subbase(PDF, 214KB)
1143 Sprayed Bituminous Surfacing(PDF, 261KB)
1144 Asphaltic Concrete Roadways(PDF, 287KB)
1145 Segmental Paving(PDF, 113KB)
1171 Subsurface Drainage(PDF, 139KB)
1172 Subsoil and Foundation Drains(PDF, 110KB)
1173 Pavement Drains(PDF, 115KB)
1174 Drainage Mats(PDF, 88KB)
1191 Pavement Markings(PDF, 161KB)
1192 Signposting(PDF, 140KB)
1193 Guide Posts(PDF, 103KB)
1194 Non-rigid road safety barrier systems(PDF, 120KB)
1195 Boundary Fences for road reserves(PDF, 155KB)
1351 Stormwater Drainage(PDF, 158KB)
1352 Pipe Drainage(PDF, 105KB)
1353 Precast Box Culverts(PDF, 138KB)
1354 Drainage Structures(PDF, 139KB)
1859 CCTV Inspection of drainage conduits(PDF, 96KB)
We are currently reviewing and updating our AUS-SPEC specifications. The latest version of each guideline will be applicable upon publication.
Standard drawings show construction layouts and details of infrastructure assets that are acceptable to Lake Macquarie City Council.
Standard drawings must be referenced (quoting the drawing number and revision version) or physically included in tender and contract documents for work:
Download the specific drawing you need from the list below
To assist users with updating their collection of Lake Macquarie City Council Standard Drawings, an amendment register(PDF, 103KB) is available to download and cross-reference.