Infrastructure Development Guidelines - Helpful links and references

The Infrastructure Guidelines have been prepared to facilitate the development of sustainable communities through quality planning, design and construction of infrastructure within our municipality.

These guidelines will assist with the upgrade and redevelopment of existing infrastructure, as well as the establishment of new communities throughout the municipality. A copy of the guidelines can be obtained by submitting a request using the box below.

Community infrastructure is the collection of physical and publicly accessible assets used by the community, that support its health, well being, sense of place and community. We expect that infrastructure will be of high quality, responsive to changing community needs and aspirations. Creative and innovative design solutions and construction techniques that maximises sites’ natural settings and features will be encouraged.

Listed below are references and links to assist you with the planning of your development:

Guidelines Chapter Helpful Links or References
2. Transport and Movement
Roads, Footpaths and Pathways
Public Transport
Street Lighting, Utilities and Waste Management
City of Greater Geelong Infrastructure Design Manual (2009)
Standard Drawings 500 series, City of Greater Geelong
Standard Path Design, City of Greater Geelong (2009)
City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme
City of Greater Geelong Structure Plans
Walking and Cycling Development Guidelines, City of Greater Geelong (February 2009)
Healthy by Design: A Planners Guide to Environments for Active Living – National Heart Foundation
The Bicycle Parking Handbook – Bicycle Victoria
Safer Design Guidelines for Victoria – Department of Sustainability and Environment
Clause 56 Walkability Toolkit
Greater Geelong Cycle Strategy
Street Sign Policy 9, City of Greater Geelong (October 2009)
Guidelines for Walkable Coastal Environments
Fire Services Guidelines
Metropolitan Planning Authority – Engineering Standards Manual (2010)
3. Landscape and Streetscape
Park and Street Planting
Turf and Planting Preferences
Weed Management
Furniture and Signage
Entry Treatments
Table 3 of Clause 21, City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme
Environmental Weeds Brochure, City of Greater Geelong
'Garden Thugs, a national list of invasive and potentially invasive garden plants' from Plant Protection Quarterly, Volume 16, Issue 4, 2001
Street Tree Profile Plan
Indigenous Plants of the Geelong Region Information Sheets, City of Greater Geelong
City of Greater Geelong Street Tree Policy
City of Greater Geelong Street Tree Strategy
City of Greater Geelong Street Tree Planting Guidelines
City of Greater Geelong Urban Furniture Style Manual (1996)
National Aquatic and Recreational Signage Style Manual, Victoria (2006)
City of Greater Geelong Structure Plans
4. Water Management
Water Sensitive Urban Design
Wetlands and Waterways - constructed/modified
Stormwater Management Plan 2002, City of Greater Geelong
MUSIC Guidelines – City of Greater Geelong
Constructed Waterways in Urban Developments Guidelines - Melbourne Water
Constructed Wetlands Guidelines - Melbourne Water
City of Greater Geelong Stormwater Harvesting Policy
Water Futures Strategy (December 2009)
City of Greater Geelong Water Management Policy
City of Greater Geelong Wetlands Strategy
Infrastructure Design Manual
WSUD Engineering Procedures: Stormwater, Melbourne Water – CSIRO Publishing
Urban Stormwater Best Practice Environmental Management Guidelines, CSIRO
Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 5 – Drainage
Adoption Guidelines for Stormwater Biofiltration Systems
National Guidelines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks (Phase 1 Guidelines)
Guidelines for Environmental Management: Use of Reclaimed Water
Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse
Guidelines for Water Safety – Urban Water Developments, Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia
Water Supply Code of Australia: Melbourne Metropolitan Reticulation Design
Best practice Guidelines for Urban Irrigation, Irrigation Association of Australia (2006)
Rainwater use in urban communities. Guidelines for Non-drinking Applications in Multi residential, Commercial and Community Facilities
City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme
Australian Rainfall and Runoff – Flood Analysis and Design
5. Sport, Recreation & Open Space
Informal Parks
Sporting Open Space
Pavilions and Built Infrastructure
Play Spaces
Linkages and Connections
Public Toilets
Industry Standards
Open Space Planning and Design Guide 2010
Precinct Structure Planning Metropolitan Planning Authority (Vic)
Planning for Community Infrastructure in Growth Areas 2008 – Cities of Wyndham, Casey, Hume, Melton and Whittlesea
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design – Safer Design Guidelines for Victoria (DSE)
Healthy by Design - A Planners Guide to Environments for Active Living – 2004 (National Heart Foundation)
Supportive Environments for Physical Activity (National Heart Foundation)
Sport Dimensions for Playing Areas - 2008 (WA Govt)
Design Standards for Urban Infrastructure – Territory and Municipal Services, ACT Govt
Royal Lifesaving Guidelines for Water Safety
Sport and Recreation Victoria Skate Park Guide
Community Sporting Facility Lighting Guide
Open Space Networks Study 2001 – City of Greater Geelong
City of Greater Geelong Cycling Strategy 2008
Irrigation Guidelines - See above in Water Management
City of Greater Geelong Public Toilet Guidelines
City of Greater Geelong Walking More Walking Safely – 2004
City of Greater Geelong Walking and Cycling Guidelines for External Agencies
City of Greater Geelong Playground Development Guidelines
Bellarine Peninsula Recreation and Leisure Needs Study 2005 Vol 1 – Appendix1 Summary of Report Recommendations
City of Greater Geelong Skate Park and BMX Management Plan 2010

Page last updated: Monday, 6 January 2020