Resources & Publications

The Streets Opening Coordination Council (SOCC) is a voluntary association of member organisations that have agreed to meet together to resolve issues on a cooperative basis, respecting each member’s rights and obligations in providing their respective services to the community.
The SOCC produces a number of publications to educate excavators, local government, authorities and utilities in standards for streets opening, restorations and footpath alignments.

The most widely-used publication is the Guide to Codes and Practices for Streets Opening which has been published and regularly updated since 1969. Click here to download the current version 

The companion document to the Guide document is the Model Agreement for Local Councils and Utility/Service Providers.  Click here to download the current version.

We welcome any feedback on our publications. Please contact us by email at or mob 0491 281 562.