3.2.4 Street Network


The residents of the Camden LGA rely heavily upon private motor vehicles as the primary means of transport. The design and layout of the street network is fundamental to promoting the safe and efficient movement of all types of vehicles, including private vehicles, trucks, buses, emergency vehicles and waste collection vehicles. The design of streets also contributes to the streetscape and local character of each neighbourhood by providing a range of street cross-sections, pedestrian and cycle path locations, and street trees.


  1. Provide a hierarchy of interconnected streets that provides safe, convenient and legible access within and beyond the Camden LGA;
  2. Provide a safe and convenient public transport, pedestrian and cycleway network; and
  3. Ensure a high quality, functional, safe, legible and visually attractive public domain.


  1. Except where otherwise provided for in this DCP, all streets and roundabouts are to be designed and constructed in accordance with the minimum requirements set out in Council’s Engineering Design Specification and Engineering Construction Specification. In particular:
    1. intersection treatments are required to clearly identify the road hierarchy and create well defined intersections.
    2. traffic islands and slow points are to be constructed of concrete or paving. Extended speed humps (i.e. plateaus) are not permitted for traffic calming.
    3. roundabouts are to be designed to accommodate heavy vehicles.

    Note: For subdivisions on bush fire prone land, refer to Part 2.6 Bush Fire Risk Management of this DCP.

  2. For local streets and access ways, traffic management, i.e. road layout and/or speed reducing devices, are to be used to produce a low speed traffic environment. Such traffic management devices are to be identified at the subdivision development application stage.
  3. Where roads are adjacent to other road reserves, public reserves or riparian corridors, the verge widths may be reduced to a minimum of 1m. This is subject to footpaths, public utilities, bollards and fencing being adequately provided for and bush fire asset protection zones and riparian corridors requirements being addressed.
  4. Laneways and private roads are to be designed and built in accordance with the Camden Council Engineering Design and Construction Specifications.
  5. The street network must reduce the need for reversing of waste collection vehicles. This includes temporary turning heads as a result of staging and construction works (refer to Council’s Waste Management Guideline)
  6. Appropriate seating and regular water stations should be provided and indicated on the Landscape Plan.
  7. A swept path analysis prepared by a suitably qualified professional must be provided in accordance with AS2890.2. The swept path analysis must demonstrate that a Heavy Rigid Vehicle can:
    1. manoeuvre throughout the subdivision, ensuring all turns and waste collections can be made legally and safely; and
    2. perform any turning movements in the vicinity of a turning bay or turning head as private roads, driveways or parking spots are not permitted to be used as turning areas.
  8. Civil and/or landscape plans must be provided. The plans must:
    1. indicate a suitable waste collection area for each dwelling;
    2. ensure that each waste collection area is on level ground, running parallel to the rear of the kerb and measure 3.0metres x 0.9metres x 4.5metres high; and
    3. demonstrate that Council’s waste vehicle can perform collections in a safe manner, allowing for lift arm movement/ rotation (refer to Council’s Waste Management Guidelines for specification on lift arm).
  9. Where properties are proposed to be accessed from cul-de-sacs, laneways, rear lanes or private driveways:
    1. each lot must identify a waste collection area that is suitable for the presentation of three bins to be collected;
    2. waste collection areas must not obstruct other major traffic or property use, including garage access;
    3. the road / lane must accommodate Council’s waste vehicles;
    4. it must account for a side loading waste collection vehicle and the lift arm movement/rotation; and
    5. the use of cul-de-sacs must be minimised. If required, the maximum number of dwellings to be served by the head of a cul-de-sac is 6.

For further details, refer to Council's Waste Management Guidelines.