Design Specifications

The Armidale Regional Council Engineering Design Codes have been developed as a resource sharing initiative between the Armidale Regional Council, Developers wishing to undertake works within the Council area and Consultants requiring a consistent standard with which to develop designs for Developers and Council.

The Engineering Design Codes are a regional approach to provide uniform development standards through a clear and comprehensive set of codes for development infrastructure design and construction.

Both the community and the development industry now have clear guidelines for development infrastructure requirements throughout the Armidale Region.

The Codes have been developed from the original issue of the AusSpec Development Specification series and have been amended in accordance with current construction industry Best Practice and in accordance with current Australian Standards and have been modified to suit the specific needs of the Armidale Region.

A suite of Standard Drawings has been developed concurrently with the engineering design Codes and should be used in conjunction with the codes.  These and the codes are available as pdf documents free of charge on Council’s web site.  Dwg copies of the standard drawings are available on request.

The development industry, consultants, ratepayers and residents are encouraged to use the Codes from the initial planning phase thorough to detailed design for the issue of a Construction Certificate by Council.

The use of the codes and standard drawings will enable more efficient and timely processing of developments through Council and will promote and provide a consistent approach to design and construction of engineering and service infrastructure throughout the Armidale Region.

Design Index 2016 (PDF 47.4KB)

Engineering Code (quality assurance of design) (PDF 251.3KB)

D1 Road Design Driveway Handbook (PDF 485.5KB)

D1 Road Design (PDF 1.4MB)

D2 Pavement Design (PDF 243.4KB)

D3 Structures and Bridge Design (PDF 174.3KB)

D4 Subsurface Drainage Design (PDF 241.7KB)

D5 Stormwater Drainage Design Handbook (PDF 4.1MB)

D5 Stormwater Drainage Design (PDF 676.2KB)

D6 Site Regrading (PDF 2.8MB)

D7 Erosion Control Sedimentation Management (PDF 386KB)

D9 Cycleway and Pathway Design (PDF 81.8KB)

D10 Bushfire Protection (PDF 470.4KB)

D11 Water Supply Design and Construction (PDF 3.2MB)

D12 Sewerage Design and Construction (PDF 388.1KB)

Standard Drawings Index 2016 (PDF 162.2KB)