Guidelines for Civil Engineering Design and Construction
These Guidelines for Civil Engineering Design and Construction have been developed to provide consistent guidelines for the design of engineering
works within the Lithgow City Council Local Government Area, and facilitate
the expeditious processing of engineering plan submissions, construction
approvals, and linen plan releases for subdivisions and developments.
Council welcomes the submission of innovative design solutions which vary from the provisions contained within these guidelines, and will consider these
proposals on their merits, having regard to such matters as the infrastructure
design life and long-term maintenance requirements.
Applicants should be aware that all development applications are considered on the merits of the development and its overall impact on the area, and not
solely in compliance with minimum engineering standards. It is imperative that
all conditions of development consent imposed under the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Act are addressed within the detailed engineering
plans, as these conditions take precedence over the information contained
When development approval includes conditions of construction which are
embodied in the approved plans and specifications, the onus is on the
applicant to whom the approval is given to ensure works are carried out in
compliance with these conditions.
Council will hold the applicant, to whom the development approval was issued, solely responsible for constructing the approved infrastructure works
and maintaining them for the duration of any maintenance period. Any
contractor carrying out subdivision or development works is directly
responsible to the developer, and not to Council.
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