Whitsunday Development Manual and Standard Drawings

The Whitsunday Regional Council Planning Scheme Development Manual (the Manual) originally took effect on the 30 June 2017. The most recent update, Development Manual Amendment V3.9, took effect 20 January 2023. 

The Development Manual Amendment supersedes Version 3.7 of the Whitsunday Regional Council Planning Scheme (Interim LGIP Amendment). The ability to undertake a superseded planning scheme request will expire 20 January 2024 in accordance with section 29(3) of the Planning Act 2016. 

The Manual was prepared to detail the minimum acceptable engineering standards for infrastructure including water, sewerage, open space, drainage and road network standards.

Standard drawings to support the Development Manual commenced 21 December 2018.

The standard drawings are provided for guidance when designing and preparing to undertake works in the Whitsunday Region. The standard drawing amendments are intended to allow broader utilisation of industry standard drawings issued by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR).

The Asset Design As Constructed (ADAC) Guidelines provide assistance with respect to the survey, creation and provision of compliant ADAC XML files to accompany the usual bundle of “As-Constructed” (As-Built) plans, drawings, schedules and associated information reflecting all details of new civil infrastructure and associated assets.