Public Domain Works

Approval is required to carry out works on land that is owned or managed by the Sutherland Shire Council.  These public domain works include works carried out on streets, parks, roads, drainage, footpaths, landscaping and other public spaces.  Public domain works can also relate to works on private property that have an affect on the public domain.

All designs remain subject to council approval on a project by project basis.  Detailed information about making a submission to council for works in the public domain is provided in the PDDM (see below).

Public Domain Design Manual (PDDM)


The PDDM is a comprehensive reference document for the design of the Shire's public domain - its streets, parks and public areas.

It is primarily for use by council and consultants and provides:

  • best practice principles and guidelines for public domain planning and design
  • council's requirements for public domain development
  • detailed information about the approval process for frontage works and Roads Act applications.

The PDDM is comprised of three parts: 




Download the Public Domain Design Manual

Public Domain Technical Manual (PDTM)


The PDTM is a companion document to the PDDM and provides drawings, technical details and specifications for the design and construction of the Shire’s public domain.

It is primarily for use by council and consultants and provides:

  • best practice standards and details for public domain design and construction
  • council’s standard details and specification for public domain works
  • council’s locality-specific detail drawings for public domain works
  • checklists and quality control (coming soon)

The PDTM is comprised of four parts: 

Part A

PDTM Contents and Introduction


Part B
Locality Drawings

Master Index & Overall Guidelines
- Streetscape Design Guidelines
- Bin Motifs Location Plan
- Schedule of Furniture Finishes (Maintenance)


Part C
Standard Drawings

Master Index


Part D


Roads Act applications

Apply for a Roads Act Certificate


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More information

Policies and documents

Public Domain Design Manual


Enquiries can be directed to Council's Strategic Development Co-ordinator on 9710 0107 or

Roads Act Certificates

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