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 The ability to undertake a superseded planning scheme request will expire 20 January 2024 in accordance with section 29(3) of the Planning Act 2016.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.
Drawing No. Drawing Title S-0001 Index Page: Sewerage S-0010 Sample As Constructed Plan S-0020 1050mm NOM DIA – Insitu Construction S-0021 1050mm NOM DIA – Precast Construction S-0022 1500mm NOM DIA – Insitu Construction S-0023 Drops Insitu Construction S-0024 Rectangular Including Cast Iron Covers and Frames S-0025 Cast Iron Covers and Frame, Cast Iron Concrete Filled Cover S-0026 Cast Iron Covers and Frame, Bolt Down S-0030 House Connection Types S-0090 Sewer Pipeline Construction Types
IPWEA Standard Drawings
The following engineering drawings are based on the drawings produced by the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia, Queensland Division where relevant.
IPWEA - Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia (Queensland Division)
DTMR Standard Drawings
The following engineering drawings are based on the drawings produced by the Department of Main Roads where relevant.
DTMR - Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)
Whitsunday ADAC Guidelines
- Variance Against Development Manual (External Applicant) Policy (Under Development)
- Variance Against Development Manual (Internal Applicant) Policy (Under Development)
The standard drawings on this page will be withdrawn and/or updated at the sole discretion of Council.
We may condition development applications based on our standard drawings.
The standard drawings current at the time of construction are to be utilised by the person intending to undertake works.
Applicants may wish to consider alternative design outcomes from the standard drawings, however Council will only consider these with RPEQ certification.
We have not considered site specific requirements when producing these drawings.
Prior to the implementation of any drawings, a site-specific investigation is required by the person intending to undertake works.