National and international standards and guidance documents are considered when creating IDC requirements. A list of standards and related documentation are located in Appendix A of all Design Standards sections and are referred to throughout the IDC.
Any reference to a standard or other document shall mean the latest operative version of that standard or document, unless shown otherwise.
Where any conflict exists between any standard or other document (referenced or not within the IDC), the requirements of the IDC shall take precedence.
Although a good representation of industry best practice, standards and other guidelines do not consider issues such as agreed levels of service or bylaw requirements Councils may have in place within their communities. Therefore, the requirements of standards shall not be deemed as the only benchmarks for successful outcomes.
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