AUS-SPEC 

“Using the proactive approach to asset maintenance provided by AUS-SPEC has helped in achieving nearly a negligible number of insurance claims.”

Andy Ling, Manager Civil Infrastructure​
City of Parramatta

AUS-SPEC Maintenance

AUS-SPEC Maintenance covers tendering and contract preliminaries, maintenance and operations buildings, roadworks, minor bridges for vehicle and pedestrian use and public utilities.

$1380 + GST

Intended use

Project types
Maintenance contracts for local government assets including:

Size and complexity
Simple and less complex

Typical users
Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Asset and Maintenance Managers

Inclusions

Worksections included in Maintenance

0120 Pre-tendering contract preparation (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is a framework for the development of request for tender documents based on AUS SPEC worksections. It includes a cover page and sets out the documents required for Part A Tender information and Part B Contract documentation volumes.

0121 Tendering
This worksection Template reflects the principles of the main Australian codes of practice, including AS 4120 which is cited in a number of state government’s codes of practice. The worksection assumes head-contract tendering. It is applicable to non-contractual material and so does not form part of the contract documents.

0122 Information for tenderers (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to an introductory document to enable prospective Tenderers to determine whether the scope and type of works in the proposed Contract is within their capability. It is a separate document to, but aligned with, 0123 Conditions of tendering.

0123 Conditions of tendering (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to conditions of tendering including contract information, tender submission requirements, tender evaluation and selection criteria. It assumes traditional paper-based tendering methods but this worksection can be adapted to suit digital distribution and eTendering (electronic tendering system). If using eTendering, consult with the administrators of the system about the standard forms provided as part of the system and about amending these to suit your requirements. The worksection should align with 0122 Information for tenderers, a separate, introductory document for prospective Tenderers. This worksection does not form part of the contract documents.

0124 Tender submission documents (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the returnable forms and schedules nominated by the Principal for completion by the Contractor for inclusion in the Tender submission. The completed worksection forms VOLUME 4 -Tender Submission Documents of the request for tender (RFT). It assumes traditional paper-based tendering methods but this worksection can be adapted to suit digital distribution and eTendering (electronic tendering system). If using eTendering, consult with the administrators of the system about the standard forms provided as part of the system and about amending these to suit your requirements.

0125 Standard contract checklists (AUS-SPEC)
The following worksection applies to standard contracts and provides checklist for contract compilation, tender preparation, receipt of tenders and tender assessment.

0126 Period supply and service checklists (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection applies to period supply and service contracts and provides a checklist for commissioning of documentation, determination of technical requirements, document finalisation approval and the tender advertisement template.

0134 General requirements (Supply) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements for a supply contract and includes the supply of labour, materials and plant to carry out the works. This worksection can be used for minor construction works. For major construction works use 0136 General requirements (Construction).

0135 General requirements (Service) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements for a supply and service contract. The work under this contract comprises of supply of labour, materials and equipment necessary to carry out the services specified. It can be used for a single contract for provision of general goods and services over a period of time.

0136 General requirements (Construction) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the site requirements of the Principal for construction projects. It includes a project description, work not in the contract, site investigations, signage, survey control, environmental planning, noise and vibration controls, utilities and authorities and site facilities.

0147 Conditions of Contract (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the General conditions of contract, Annexures to the contract and Special conditions of contract. The completed worksection forms VOLUME 1-Conditions of contract. This worksection is based on AS 2124 General conditions of contract. Amend this document for use with other general conditions of contract, special conditions, OH & S and environmental requirements. See NATSPEC disclaimer on the use of this worksection for this and other contracts.

0152 Schedule of rates (Construction)
This worksection consists of descriptions of quantities required for a schedule of rates for a construction project. The quantities shown are estimated quantities only and are not to be taken as correct quantities of work to be carried out or paid for under the various items of work.

0153 Schedules – Period supply and service
This worksection Template is applicable to the schedule of rates requirements for tenderers for period supply and service (Supply and Deliver) contracts.

0161 Quality management (Construction) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template applies to the selection and implementation of a project Quality Management System based on AS/NZS ISO 9001. It includes the submission of a Quality Plan from a contractor having an approved Quality Manual.

0162 Quality (Supply) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the quality requirements for delivery documentation of a quality assured product where the Producer has third party certification of an implemented quality system conforming to AS/NZS ISO 9001.

0163 Quality (Delivery) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the quality requirements for delivery of products for acceptance by the Principal in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9001.

0167 Integrated management (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the documentation and operation of a system that collects the operating procedures of Quality requirements, Environmental requirements and Work Health and Safety into a single integrated management system.

0173 Environmental management (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the environmental management of civil works and includes environmental controls for erosion and sedimentation, flora and fauna, groundwater, indigenous and non-indigenous heritage, traffic, water quality, air quality, waste and weeds. It provides for documentation of requirements for control plans prepared by the contractor. It provides for documenting an environmental management plan, if required, and/or the requirements for environmental management either in contractor prepared control plans or principal/consultant control measures.

0281 Fire access and fire trails (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction of perimeter tracks for bushfire protection in rural and urban developments for Crown or private land. It addresses requirements for constructing and maintaining tracks in a way that minimises soil erosion and ensures reliable access under bushfire conditions.

1101 Traffic management
This worksection Template is applicable to the management of temporary traffic movement for safe negotiation of work sites on roads and adjacent to roadways. It includes:

  • The design, construction, maintenance and removal of temporary roadways including side tracks, divided road crossovers and detours. This may include control of erosion and sedimentation, clearing and grubbing, earthworks and drainage works.
  • The provision of traffic controllers, signposting, road markings, raised pavement markers, lights and safety barriers.

1102 Control of erosion and sedimentation (Construction)
This worksection Template is applicable to the control of erosion and sedimentation in conformance with an approved Erosion and sediment control plan (ESCP). It provides for either documentation of requirements for control plans prepared by the contractor or documentation of control measures by principal/consultant. It includes both temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control measures.

1113 Stabilisation
This worksection Template is applicable to materials and processes for stabilisation of subgrade and pavement courses.

1121 Open drains
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction, lining and protection of all types of open drains, including unlined and lined open drains.

1122 Kerb and channel (gutters)
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction of new kerbs and channels (gutters) and associated works including foundations for components, adjustment/replacement of gully pits and reinstatement of pavement and driveways, as documented. It also includes the removal and disposal of existing kerbs and channels (gutters).

1136 Cold milling of asphalt and base course
This worksection Template is applicable to the removal of asphalt and base course by cold milling to a specified depth, the hauling of the material to stock piles and disposal areas and the sweeping of pavement.

1142 Cold mix asphalt
This worksection Template is applicable to the design, production and delivery of cold mix asphalt including supply of materials, sampling, testing and all other operations to provide a dense graded and open graded cold mix.

1143 Sprayed bituminous surfacing
This worksection Template was prepared by the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) in conjunction with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) and Standards Australia. The aim of the worksection is to promote national uniformity and good practice in the specification and use of sprayed seals.

1144 Asphalt (Roadways)
This worksection Template is applicable to hot mixed, dense graded, open graded, stone mastic, fine gap graded, ultra-thin asphalt and light traffic asphalt for roadways and other pavement related applications. It includes the following:

  • Asphalt constituent materials.
  • Asphalt mix design.
  • Process control in manufacture and placement of asphalt.
  • Acceptance criteria for asphalt.
  • Quality systems, minimum process standards, plant and sampling and testing frequencies.

1146 Microsurfacing
This worksection Template is applicable to the design, supply, mixing and placement of microsurfacing for surface correction and wearing surface applications on road pavements, carparks, cycleways and footpaths.

1147 Sprayed preservation surfacing
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply of materials and application of spray applied preservation treatments to preserve, protect and prolong the life of existing wearing pavement surfaces.

1191 Pavement markings
This worksection Template is applicable to pavement markings comprising setting out, supply and application of pavement marking paint, thermoplastic pavement marking material, pavement marking tape and raised pavement markers.

1401 General requirements – parks and open space (Maintenance)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements of the Principal for parks and open space maintenance contracts. It includes plan requirements, contract period, work by others, environmental protection, emergency response, accidents, damage, measurement and payment.

1402 Maintenance schedules – parks and open space
This worksection outlines the contract schedules for parks and recreation areas, bills of quantities and shedules of dayworks rates.

1403 Parks and open space maintenance plan (PMP)
This worksection Template is applicable to the Parks and open space Maintenance Plan (PMP) required under 1401 General requirements – parks and open space (Maintenance). The PMP is a contract specific document which is confirmation of the understanding and commitment of the Contractor and the Principal on maintenance performance policy, maintenance organisation, Activity Specifications, management procedures and maintenance planning. The Annexures to the PMP also include sample non-conformance management forms, Damage forms and Contractor Records.

1404 Annexures to parks and open space maintenance plan
This worksection Template is applicable to proformas and sample forms for the management of parks and open space maintenance contracts. Use these proformas in conjunction with 1403 Parks and open space maintenance plan.

1411 Street landscaping
This worksection includes the inspection and maintenance of gardens, trees and hurbs in landscaped areas provided in councils’ streets. These landscaped areas are located in roundabouts, islands, threholds, road closures and pedestrian plazas and are scheduled in the network descriptions of the road reserve definition information.

1412 Grass mowing in road reserves
This worksection cover slahing or mowing of roadside, shoulders, verges or median growth and those areas classified by council as grassed areas and included information provided as part of the contract documnets. This activity includes edge trimming where specified including around trees, shrubs, inspection lids, hydrants, posts, poles, under and around seats and tables.

1413 Tree and vegetation control in road reserves
This worksection includes trimming of growth on trees and shrubs and minor lopping on roads and footpaths.

1414 Weed control in road reserves
This worksection covers the spraying of herbicide or related treatment to provide a weed free surface area at the lip and joints of a kerb and gutter, traffic islands around road furniture (e.g guardfence, fences, signs and guidepost) as directed adjacent to culverts, bridge abutments and along boundary fences for which the council is responsible.

1415 Weed control
This worksection covers the spraying of herbicide or related treatment such as hand weeding and hot water or direct chemical application to provide a weed free surface area to parks and recreation areas, gardens, around park/area furniture and along boundary fences for which the council is responsible.

1416 Planting of annuals and trees
This worksection include the removal of spent annual plants, preparation of beds and planting out and watering the new annuals in garden areas provided in councils’ parks and recreation areas. It also includes the planting of replacement trees in councils’ parks and recreation areas.

1417 Care of trees and shrubs
This worksection will include the care of trees and shrubs including significant trees, tree bases and tree establishment. It also covers trimming of growth on trees and shrubs in parks and recreation areas including provision of minimum clearances for both roadways and footways.

1418 Gardens
This worksection includes the inspection and maintenance of gardens, excluding annual plants, in areas provided in councils’ parks and recreation areas.

1419 Care of trees and turf
This worksection covers watering, fertilising, soil aeration, thatch removal and top-dressing of parks and recreation areas.

1420 Grass mowing
This worksection covers mowing of all classifications of parks and recreation areas and those areas classified by council as grassed areas. It also includes edge trimming along footpath edges, around trees, shrubs, access chambers, hydrants, post, poles, under and around seat and tables.

1421 Native bushland
This worksection includes the inspection and maintenance of native bushland in councils’ parks and recreation areas in accordance with councils’ bushland management plan. The major work will be consolidation and long-term weeding following the primary weeding carried out in council’s bush regeneration programme. Planting of native and indigenous species and protective fencing of sensitive areas are activities provided external to this maintenance activity.

1422 Dunal areas
This worksection covers the special maintenance acivity related to the stabilisation and preservation of areas predominated by sand dune terrain. The activity includes inspection and maintenance of board and chain walkways, fencing and plantings.

1423 Pest control
This worksection covers the spraying of pesticide or related treatment such as direct chemcial application to provide and insect/pest free surface area to parks and recreation areas, gardens, around park/area furniture and along boundary fences for which the council is responsible.

1431 Footpath paving repairs
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of concrete and segmental paver footpaths located in parks and recreation areas. It includes paths for shared or sole-use by bicycles. For inspection and conditional assessment of footpaths use IPWEA Practice Note 1 Footpaths and cycleways. The activity includes the removal of any footpath defects which could constitute a safety hazard to park and recreation area users. Litter Collection from footpaths is covered in the 1491 Open space litter collection worksection.

1432 Gravel footpath repairs
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of gravel footpaths located in parks recreation areas. Gravel paths include footpaths and shared or sole use bicycle pathways and include crushed rock, pebbles, sand or compacted gravel surfacing. This activity includes restoration of the surface quality and associated minor work provide for the ongoing functionality of the surface.

1433 Footpath and kerb ramp repairs
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of all footpaths and kerb ramps located adjacent to the carriageway. Carry out inspections and conditional assessment of footpaths in accordance with IPWEA Practice Note 1 and Practice Note 2 for footpaths and kerbs and channels. The activity includes the repair of any damaged kerb ramps and removal of any footpath defects, which could constitute a safety hazard to pedestrians. Control of vegetation on footpaths is covered in the 1413 Tree and vegetation control in road reserves worksection. Litter Collection from footpaths is covered in the 1491 Open space litter collection worksection.

1434 Bushfire perimeter track repairs
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of bushfire perimeter tracks located in the asset protection zone. This activity includes restoration of the surface quality and associated minor works to provide for the ongoing functionality of the surface as defined in the Councils Bushfire risk management plan.

1441 Bituminous surfacing repairs
This worksection covers the repair of pavement surfacing on footpaths, car parks or driveways by several techniques. Surfacing is defined as the wearing course only. The work may utilise hot asphalt or coldmix but shall more typically comprise bitumen emulsion sealing with fine aggregate.

1442 Boat ramps
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of recreational boat ramps located in bays, rivers or lakes, both tidal and non-tidal.

1461 Swimming enclosures
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of swimming enclosures located in bays, rivers, lakes or ocean, both tidal and non-tidal, including rock or constructed pools at coastal locations refreshed by tidal action. The activity excludes purpose built olympic pools in council parks and leisure centres.

1462 Boundary fence repair
This worksection covers the inspection of all boundary fences, gates and access points in parks and recreation areas. It includes monitoring possible future problems, i.e. intrusion by extended tree or shrub growth, and poor foundations. Replacements of fencing components to an approved work plan will be paid under the conditions of a work order.

1471 Barbecues
This worksection covers the maintenance of outdoor electrical, or liquefied petroleum (LP) gas, barbecues situated in council parks and recreation areas.

1472 Drinking fountains
This worksection covers the maintenance of drinking fountains (bubblers) located in council’s parks and recreation areas.

1473 Barriers
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance (including painting/oiling) of fences, handrails, bicycle racks, vehicle barriers, tree and garden guards, and similar items to ensure that they continue to provide the function for which they were installed. It includes the containment fences at lookouts and playgrounds and containment and catch fences at sportsgrounds.

1474 Lighting
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of lighting systems, electrical or solar power, installed in public parks and recreation areas. It includes lighting for sportsgrounds, carparks and pedestrian areas.

1475 Playground equipment
This worksection covers the maintenance of playground equipment and exercise stations in public parks and recreation areas in accordance with the maintenance requirements of AS/NZS 4486.1.

1476 Park furniture
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of park furniture such as seats, tables, shelters, gazebos, bollards, signs, plaques in parks and recreation areas to ensure that they continue to provide the function for which they were installed.

1477 Sportground facilities
This worksection includes the maintenance, installation and removal of equipment and apparatus required for the conduct of sports activities for each particular sportsground. Included are goal posts, goal and catch nets, track and field athletics equipment and apparatus, cricket sight screens, pitches and mats, sports linemarking and the maintenance of synthetic grass surfaces.

1478 Public art 
This worksection covers the inspection and reporting on the condition of miscellaneous public art works including statutes, sculptures, memorials and fountains located in Councils parks and recreation areas.

1481 Accident repairs (Recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents where costs are recoverable.

1482 Accident repairs (Non-recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents or vandalism where costs are non-recoverable.

1483 Emergency call out
This worksection is a template for recording actions taken in response to an emergency call out. It provides for indicating any costs that may be recoverable in respect of public safety. Performance requirements are also set out.

1484 Storm damage response
This worksection covers short notice repairs under emergency conditions concerned with making the park or recreation area safe. It is limited to activity which could reasonably be undertaken in a 24 hour period. Work includes removal of debris, causing obstruction or damage to the adjacent property, or park/area furniture. The cause of the storm damage may be due to the action of wind, rain, flood or lightning strike. This may include the use of tree pruning contractors, cherry pickers, chainsaws, trucks and the like. It may also include provision or repairs to scours or erosion so as to make the park or recreation area safe.

1491 Open spaces litter collection
This worksection covers all park and recreation area litter collection (including removal of dead animals) and emptying of litter bins. It includes the proper disposal of the litter clear of the park or recreation area either by recycling or legal tipping. It includes the provision of plastic bag liners to all litter bins and dog bag dispensers.

1492 Open space graffiti removal
This worksection includes the identification and removal of any graffiti on council property that is visible to the public.

1493 Beach cleaning
This activity includes raking and sieving of beaches by mechanical means and by manual cleaning where areas are not accessible by mechanical cleaning equipment. The activity also includes the disposal of the collected debris either by recycling or legal tipping.

1501 General requirements – building and facility (Maintenance)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements of the Principal for building and facility maintenance contracts. It includes plan requirements, contract period, work by others, environmental protection, emergency response, accidents, damage, measurement and payment.

1502 Maintenance schedules – building and facility 
This worksection outlines the contract schedules for routine general maintenance, building and facilities data sheet, activity frequency schedule, schedule of lump sum components, bills of quantities, schedules of dayworks rates.

1503 Building and facility maintenance plan (BFMP)
This worksection Template is applicable to the Building and Facility Maintenance Plan (BFMP) required under 1501 General requirements – building and facility (Maintenance). The BFMP is a contract specific document which is confirmation of the understanding and commitment of the Contractor and the Principal on maintenance performance policy, maintenance organisation, Activity Specifications, management procedures and maintenance planning.

1504 Annexures to the building and facility maintenance plan (BFMP)
This worksection Template is applicable to proformas and sample forms for the management of building and facility maintenance contracts. Use these proformas in conjunction with 1503 Buildings and facility maintenance plan.

1530 External works
This worksection includes external works associated with the building or facility, including shade structure, external pavement, landscaping, irrigation and stormwater drainage. Material and surfacing may include asphalt, concrete or segmental pavers.

1531 Floors
This worksection includes internal horizontal structural surfaces which constitute part of the building and area accessible by users of the building. Materials may include masonry, concrete, metal and timber. Surfacing may include resilient surfaces, paint, carpet and tiles.

1532 Walls
This worksection includes all internal and external continuous vertical structures, separating rooms or open areas, that are either load or non-load bearing. Materials may include masonry, concrete, metal, light timber or steel framing with cladding, plasterboard or fibre cement, timber, steel, glass or glass blockwork. Walls may be surfaced or finished with glazing, timber, plasterboard or fibre cement lining, steel, exposed masonry, resilient surfaces, wallpaper, paint and tiles.

1533 Doorways and windows
This worksection includes all internal and external entry and exit structures. Doorways include timber doors, steel clad doors, timber, steel and aluminium door frames, security doors, fire-resisting doors, frameless glass doors and revolving doors. Surfacing is either glazed, prefinished, natural, painted or stained.

1534 Ceilings
This worksection includes all overhead structural surfaces either suspended or attached in the under roof area of a building or facility. Materials may include plasterboard or fibre cement panels, fibrous plaster tiles, mineral fibre tiles, glass fibre panels, metal grilles, steel or aluminium panels, wood fibre panels, strawboard and plywood panels. Ceilings may be surfaced in paint or may be prefinished.

1535 Roofing
This worksection includes all external structures and cladding that protect buildings and facilities from the weather. Materials may include tiling, slate roofing, sheet metal, copper, concrete, plastic sheet, glazed roofing, and suspended fabric. Roofs may be surfaced with resilient surfaces, prefinished or paint. Roofing also includes guttering and all rainwater accessories.

1571 Mechanical systems – maintenance 
This worksection includes all fittings, structures, units, installations for use in association with mechanical operations in a building or facility. Mechanical systems include chillers, water heating boilers, cooling towers, fans, pumps, air coils, tanks and vessels, packaged equipment, refrigeration ductwork, mechanical piping, mechanical insulation and equipment for water treatment and for liquid fuel storage and reticulation.

1572 Hydraulic systems- maintenance 
This worksection covers the maintenance of hydraulic systems including all the fittings, pipes, sanitary fixtures, installations for use and conveyance of water, wastewater, fuel or gas. Hydraulic Systems include stormwater, wastewater, freshwater, irrigation and fuel or gas systems as well as hydrants, hose reels and sprinklers.

1573 Electrical systems- maintenance 
This worksection includes all fittings, wiring, installations for use associated with power and lighting in a facility.

1581 External building surveillance
This worksection covers the maintenance of the external security of council buildings and secured areas by way of monitoring of intruder alarm systems from a central control facility and the provision of mobile security patrols to the buildings and secured areas as designated.

1582 Accident repairs (Recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents where costs are recoverable. Liaise with Police or Public to obtain details of persons responsible, vehicles/drivers and take photos of damage when required. Where vehicles are involved, note the Registration Nos, vehicle make and model, driver’s name, address and License No. Submit a report on the value and nature of building/facility asset damage. This activity does not include repair work.

1583 Emergency call out
This worksection covers the provision of an effective service which is readily contactable 24 hrs a day, year round and which the public or others may call for assistance. Make a record, or diary of calls and details and to liaise and direct urgent action, by way of inspection and appraisal.

Provide a report of action/incidents when required.

1584 Storm damage response
This worksection covers emergency repairs on short notice for making the building or facility safe and is limited to activities which could be reasonably undertaken in a 24 hour period. Work includes removal of debris causing obstruction or damage to the adjacent property, and provision of temporary roofing with tarps. The cause of the storm damage may be due to the action of wind, rain, flood or lightning strike. This may include the use of tree lopping contractors, cherry pickers, chainsaws, trucks.

1585 External cleaning
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of external surfaces of buildings, covered areas immediately adjacent to buildings and external stairways. This activity covers all required activities such as cleaning walls, paths, signs, graffiti removal and clearing gutters. Include the 1491 Open space litter collection and 1492 Open space graffiti removal worksections for external litter and graffiti removal.

1586 Internal cleaning
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of buildings including offices, foyers, meeting rooms, kitchens, hallways (excludes toilets see Activity code: e.g. OSA 1587 Sanitary cleaning). This activity covers all internal cleaning activities, including carpet and upholstery cleaning, dusting and polishing furniture, emptying waste bins and ash trays, cleaning walls and doors and replacing light bulbs and tubes.

1587 Sanitary cleaning
This worksection covers all procedures necessary for routine cleaning of sanitary facilities designated for public or staff use. They may be located in a separate building or within buildings and facilities. It also covers all required activities such as the cleaning of toilets and hand basins, in addition to all related surface cleaning commonly required for the upkeep of such premises. Building and facility cleaning not directly related to sanitary facilities is covered under other Activity specifications. This activity includes the replenishment of consumable supplies such as hand towels, soap, toilet paper, sanitary napkins and light bulbs.

1588 Window cleaning
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of the internal and external surfaces of perimeter windows, internal windows, glass partitions and glass panels.

1589 Cleaning – blinds and fire proofing of curtains
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of blinds and curtains as well as the fire proofing of curtains.

1601 General requirements – road reserve (Maintenance)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements of the Principal for road reserve maintenance contracts. It includes plan requirements, contract period, work by others, traffic management, environmental protection, emergency response, accidents, damage, measurement and payment.

1602 Maintenance schedules – road reserve
This worksection is a spreadsheet and includes 10 worksheets for work cost review, bitumen reseals, seal preservation, proposed construction, road reserve assets, gravel pit testing, gravel resheeting, schedule of rates and samples for plant hire and labour rates.

1603 Road reserve maintenance plan (RMP)
This worksection Template is applicable to the Road reserve Maintenance Plan (RMP) required under 1601 General requirements – road reserve (Maintenance). The RMP is a contract specific document which is confirmation of the understanding and commitment of the Contractor and the Principal on maintenance performance policy, maintenance organisation, Activity Specifications, management procedures and maintenance planning. The RMP also includes sample non-conformance management forms, Damage forms and Contractor Records.

1604 Annexures to road reserve maintenance (RMP)
The following worksection Template is applicable to proformas and sample forms for the management of road reserve maintenance contracts. Use these proformas in conjunction with 1603 Road reserve maintenance plan.

1611 Pavement sweeping
This worksection covers the removal of loose material from the road surface by hand brooming, mechanical rotary brooming, suction brooming, or drag brooming of road surfaces. This includes sweeping at intersections, median kerbs, median openings median islands and within bicycle lanes. The activity also includes the removal of any slippery substance from the road surface.

1612 Auxiliary work for reseals
This worksection covers preparatory, support and post seal operations where the contractor is required to provide resources to assist the resealing contractor appointed by council to provide resealing services. The reseal operation will be programmed by the council and advised to the contractor. This activity is additional to normal routine maintenance undertaken during the course of the contract.

1613 Repairs to bituminous surfacing
This worksection covers the repair of pavement surfacing by several techniques. Surfacing is defined as the wearing course only. The work may utilise hot asphalt or coldmix but shall more typically comprise bitumen emulsion sealing with fine aggregate. The activity is limited to individual treatment areas less then or equal to 500 square metres. Work may also include the spreading of grit on surfaces exhibiting soft and excess amounts of bitumen. The work shall include provision of temporary linemarking where necessary.

1614 Crack sealing
This worksection covers the cleaning and filling of cracks or joints in pavements to make the surface water resistant. This type of work is usually undertaken on concrete, asphalt or bitumen sealed surfaces. It includes temporary reinstatement of line marking where necessary. Crocodile cracking with no deformation or pumping of fines on asphaltic concrete pavements is excluded from this activity except where the distress is very localised and readily treated.

1615 Local shape correction
This worksection covers the local correction of ruts, shoving, depressions, or abnormal crossfall by application of coldmix, asphalt or emulsion and fine aggregate seals. The activity is limited to individual treatment areas less than or equal to 25 square metres. More extensive works will be treated as major works at the principal’s discretion.

1616 Grading unsealed roads
This worksection includes the grading of unsealed road formations including table drains, whether the surfacing comprises imported granular material or the natural subgrade. The activity includes rolling after grading and the inclusion of water if this is deemed necessary.

1617 Resheeting unsealed roads
This worksection covers the provision of imported granular overlay material on unsealed roads and the grading and compaction of this material as a resheet. The activity includes preparatory grading of the formation including table drains.

1618 Heavy patching
This worksection covers the repair of major pavement failures. Major failures comprise areas greater than 25 sqm. Heavy patching is defined independently of the depth of repair. Typically the pavement is deformed and/or cracked due to poor construction or a weak subgrade or pavement layer, often due to water ingress.

1619 Minor patching
This worksection covers the repair of minor pavement failures. Minor failures comprise areas greater than 1.0 m ² and less than 25 m ². Minor patching is defined independently of the depth of repair. Typically, the pavement is deformed and/or cracked due to poor construction or a weak subgrade or pavement layer, often associated with water ingress.

1620 Pothole repair
This worksection covers the reinstatement of sealed surface faults using either base course granular material or bituminous materials. Surface faults under this category are less than or equal to 1 m2 and will require infill material to reinstate the sealed or asphalt surface rather than just a surface dressing.

1621 Concrete pavement repairs
This worksection covers the repair of concrete pavements, with or without an asphalt overlay, which have failed due to poor construction or a weak subgrade, often due to water ingress. The activity also includes permanent restoration of service openings.

1622 Concrete slab stabilisation
This worksection covers the stabilisation of concrete road slabs that have tilted, have become loose, and have scoured underneath such that voids have formed where the slab foundation has been eroded. The work involves replacing the foundation with cementitious grout or other approved grout pumped under pressure to re-stabilise the slab.

1623 Emergency pavement repairs
This worksection covers short notice pavement repairs required for safety reasons. The work may be temporary if circumstances require. The use of this code is reserved for emergencies that involve damage to the pavement e.g. major pothole, collapsed culvert, burst water main, slippery surfacing or flushing surfacing.

1631 Edge break repair
This worksection covers the repair of broken edges of seal or asphalt surfaced pavements. The repair aims to restore the line and level of the original surfacing.

1632 Grading unsealed shoulders
This worksection covers the grading of unsealed shoulders including table drains. The activity includes rolling after grading and the inclusion of water if this is deemed necessary.

1633 Resheeting unsealed shoulders
This worksection covers the provision of imported granular overlay material on unsealed shoulders and the grading and compaction of this material as a resheet. The activity includes preparatory grading of the shoulder and table drains.

1634 Local scour repair
This worksection covers the repair of scouring on batters, shoulders and drains and/or scouring adjacent to inlets or outlets to drainage structures draining the road area. The work includes action to reinstate the area affected and to prevent re-occurrence of the scour. This activity is limited to local scour distress which is deemed to comprise a maximum volume of effected material less than 10 cubic metres within a length of 100 m on any one drainage path.

1641 Kerb and channel (gutter) repairs
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of all kerb and gutters located adjacent to the carriageway. The activity includes the repair of any damaged kerb and guttering which could constitute a safety hazard to road users and pedestrians.

1642 Traffic islands
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of all concrete kerbed islands located on the carriageway and including those with hard or paved infill areas. The activity includes the repair of any damaged kerbing and the removal of any defects which could constitute a safety hazard to road users and pedestrians.

1651 Clear road reserve subsoil drains
This worksection covers maintenance of subsoil drains. These are often located behind kerbs, within pipe trenches or other locations marked on road plans. It will be required to record inspections and locations of outlets. Clearing will include removal of restrictions, clearing headwalls, flushing out and/or rodding.

1652 Clear road reserve open drains
This worksection covers all unlined open drains, catch drains, spoon drains, table drains and waterways that contribute to the structural integrity of the roadway. Low flow channels, table drains and catch drains, if grassed are to be mowed during the mowing program. Table drains are to be graded as required to remove obstructions. Watercourses may require maintenance to remove or control silt or scour.

1671 Road reserve boundary fence repairs
This worksection covers the inspection of all fence and access points on the road reserve network. it includes monitoring possible future problems i.e. intrusion by extended tree or shrub growth and also monitoring of locations that are regularly damaged on a more frequent basis, such as school location etc.

1672 Road reserve fences and handrails
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance, including painting, of median and pedestrian fences and handrails to ensure that the fences and handrails continue to provide the function for which they were installed. It includes the fences at pedestrian crossings and at school crossings.

1673 Street seats and bus shelters
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of street seats and bus shelters to ensure that they continue to provide the function for which they were installed.

1674 Carriageway delineators
This worksection includes the inspection and maintenance of all types of delineators. These include guideposts, guidepost delineators, safety/rumble bars, raised pavement markers both reflective and non reflective, flaps and guardfence delineators as well as width markers on bridges and culverts.

1675 Road reserve guard fence
This worksection includes the inspection and maintenance of W Beam guardfence. The work will include the inspection, reporting, scheduling and supervising all guardfence repairs. Periodic inspection is required to check alignment, and anchorage and stability of posts. Work shall include the removal and replacement of sections.

1676 Road reserve signs
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of regulatory, warning and standard signs as defined in AS 1742 such as speed limit, advisory speed signs, alignment, and directional hazard indicators. Maintenance of sign supports is included. The maintenance of signs denoting council maintenance segments is included.

1677 Road reserve guide signs
This worksection covers the inspection and maintenance of street name, advanced direction and directional signs as well as reassurance signs, and other specialised and tourist signs. This activity does not include advance direction and direction signs which refer to an intersection or junction within the contract network but which are positioned on roads or highways not maintained by the council.

1681 Accident repairs (Recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents where costs are recoverable.

1682 Road reserve emergency call out
This worksection covers the provision of an effective service which is readily contactable 24 hrs a day, year round and which the public or others may call for assistance.

1683 Storm damage response for road safety
This worksection covers short notice repairs under emergency conditions concerned with making the road safe and limited to activity which could reasonably be undertaken in a 24 hour period. Work includes removal of debris, causing obstruction or damage to the adjacent property, road or roadside furniture. The cause of the storm damage may be due to the action of wind, rain, flood or lightning strike.

1684 Traffic facilities – road traffic control
This worksection covers the provision of traffic control by the contractor to assist the operation of works by others, or where explicit instructions are not provided in other activity specifications. This activity is additional to normal routine maintenance undertaken during the course of the contract.

1691 Road reserve litter collection
This worksection covers all road and roadside litter collection, including removal of dead animals, and emptying of litter bins at designated locations. It includes the proper disposal of the litter clear of the road reserve and the provision of plastic bag liners to all litter bins.

1692 Removal of graffiti visible from roads
This worksection includes the identification and removal of any graffiti on council property that is visible to the public from roads.

1701 Wharves and decks maintenance
This activity covers the inspection and maintenance (including painting/oiling) of wharves and decks, including jetties, fishing and viewing decks, boardwalks, mangrove walkways, lookouts and similar structures to ensure that they continue to provide the function for which they were installed. It includes structures that are situated in water or on land.

1841 Water supply – irrigation systems
This worksection covers the maintenance of irrigation systems equipment in public parks, sportsgrounds, gardens and recreation areas.

1851 Clear open space drains
This worksection covers all unlined open drains, catch drains, spoon drains, table drains and waterways in parks and recreation areas. Low flow channels, table drains and catch drains, if grassed are to be mowed during the mowing program. Table drains are to be graded as required to remove obstructions. Watercourses may require maintenance to remove or control silt or scour.

1852 Clear open space drainage culverts
This worksection covers the clearing of all stormwater drainage structures located in parks or recreation areas including the public car parking areas. These include all types, such as extended kerb inlets with or without grate, side entry pits and gully pits, connections from inlets to the main drain, culverts and energy dissipators.

1853 Clear road reserve culverts and pits
This worksection covers the clearing of all stormwater drainage structures whether located in the road network, in public car parking areas, drainage easements or parks. These include all types, such as extended kerb inlets with or without grate, side entry pits and gully pits, connections from inlets to the main drain, culverts and energy dissipators as well as bridge drainage scuppers and bridge expansion joints.

1854 Minor repair of lined drains in road reserves
This worksection covers the inspection, repair and maintenance of all lined drains. These include concrete, stone pitched drains, drains permanently protected by geotextile or similar material and drains lined with galvanized corrugated iron units. Work includes repair of scour or subsidence as well as the clearing of siltation or vegetation effecting the efficiency of the drain.

1859 CCTV inspection of drainage conduits
This worksection Template is applicable to the CCTV inspection and reporting of stormwater drainage and sewerage conduits for conditional assessment for maintenance and asset management purposes. It can also be used for the acceptance inspection of new assets. It includes requirements for the reporting and inspection of drainage conduits and related maintenance structures by means of CCTV equipment. It is aligned with WSA 05 Conduit inspection reporting code of Australia.