Brisbane Standard Drawings (BSD)
Standard drawings show construction layouts and details of infrastructure assets that are acceptable to Brisbane City Council.
Standard drawings must be referenced (by quoting the drawing number and revision version) or physically included in tender and contract documents for:
- work to be constructed for Council
- work in a development to be contributed to Council
- work on an asset owned by Council.
Council has introduced Brisbane Standard Drawings to replace UMS drawings. The BSD are used for Brisbane City Plan 2014. UMS drawings continue to have effect for the Superseded Brisbane City Plan 2000 and for any ongoing activity where UMS is referenced. For all other purposes, BSD are the current drawings.
UMS to BSD conversion
UMS drawings are still accessible on Council's website. You can also download a table showing the equivalent BSD drawings for a UMS drawing.
Brisbane Standard Drawings
Brisbane Standard Drawings are organised into 12 series. You can download the specific drawing that you need from the drop-down lists.
Note: The PDF documents contained in drop-down lists below may be inaccessible to website assistive technologies. For assistance, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.
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Documents on this page may have large file sizes, and may take some time to download.
To assist users with updating their collection of Brisbane Standard Drawings, an Amendment Register (Excel - 105kb) is available to download and cross-reference.
0000 series - Preface
This category includes the standard drawings index, amendment registers and supplementary notes.
1000 series - General
This category contains miscellaneous standard drawings.
2000 series - Road corridor
This category contains standard drawings for vehicle crossings, trench restoration, traffic islands, bus bays/stops/shelters and retaining walls.
3000 series - Traffic management
This category contains standard drawings for maneuvering areas, turning templates, parking regulation signs, pavement marking, roundabouts and intersections.
4000 series - Traffic signals and intelligent transport systems
This category contains standard drawings for traffic signals and intelligent transport systems.
The round pit type shown in previous revisions of the standard drawings is no longer to be used on Brisbane City Council installations. Council has adopted the Queensland Main Roads circular pit and cover. Refer to the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (QDTMR) drawings 1415, 1416, 1417-1 and 1417-2.
5000 series - Pedestrian and cyclist facilities
This category includes standard drawings for pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
7000 series - Fences, barriers and public furniture
This category contains standard drawings for fences, noise barriers, entrance barriers, vehicle access and seating.
8000 series - Stormwater drainage and water quality
This category contains standard drawings for stormwater drainage and water quality.
9000 series - Streetscape and landscape
This category includes standard drawings for streetscape planting and landscaping.
10000 series - Park and natural area facilities
This category includes standard drawings for all park infrastructure, facilities and landscaping.
11000 series - Electrical facilities and installations
This category includes standard drawings for park and pedestrian lighting requirements.
You can also view the reference specifications for civil engineering work.