Stormwater drainage inspections using CCTV cameras

Note 8 in the Design Note series on stormwater drainage inspections using CCTV cameras, updated in February 2018.


We require that all new underground drainage assets, prior to handover, must be shown to be in acceptable condition.

A Closed Circuit Colour Television (CCTV) inspection of all of the underground assets to be handed over must be carried out and a report prepared in accordance with the current Conduit Inspection Reporting Code of Australia WSA 05.

The CCTV footage (mpeg file) and the report, showing the acceptance criteria as detailed below, is to be provided to the City prior to issuing Statement of Compliance.

Acceptance criteria for stormwater pipes

For each section of stormwater drain, a report shall be prepared, in accordance with WSA 05, showing that the section has:

  • a structural grading of 1 and
  • a service grading of 1.

Operators and equipment to meet standards

  • Persons responsible for identifying and recording defects, service conditions and construction features, for the preparation of reports and the operation of equipment shall hold a suitable qualification as outlined in WSA 05.
  • The camera and scanner, as a minimum, shall meet the requirements of WSA 05.

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