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The Local Government Guidelines for Subdivisional Development are for developers, planners, engineers, technical consultants and contractors involved in subdivisional design and construction.

They can be interpreted as setting out the minimum requirements that should be accepted by a Local Government in granting clearance of the engineering conditions imposed on a subdivision by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The Commission is the subdivision approval authority in Western Australia acting under the Planning and Development Act 2005.

The Guidelines provide best practice engineering design and construction standards for important community infrastructure such as roads, drainage, parks, footpaths and tree planting.

The Guidelines encompass current legislation and best practice minimum engineering standards. They are intended to guide Local Government and the development industry through engineering specification, construction and post-construction subdivision approval.

Local authorities are encouraged to formally adopt Edition 2.3 as the basis for subdivisional engineering approval.