Resources & Publications

The NSW Streets Opening Coordination Council (SOCC) is a voluntary association of member organisations that have agreed to meet together for resolution of issues on a cooperative basis, respecting each member's rights and obligations in providing their respective services to the community.

The SOCC produces a number of publications to educate excavators, local government, authorities and utilities in standards for streets opening, restorations and footpath alignments.

 The most widely-used publication is the Guide to Codes and Practices for Street Opening. Click here to download a PDF version of the latest version of the Guide (published in 2018).

The companion document to the guides document model agreement for local councils and utility service providers is also available. Click here to download a PDF of the latest version of the Model Agreement for Local Council and Utility/Service Providers (published in 2018)


Building over or next to assets

For information on building over or next to assets, Sydney Water has some great information.
Visit this link for more.

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