Public Realm Framework

The City has endorsed the Central Geelong Public Realm Framework to ensure consistency in materials and furniture used in public spaces.

The framework updates a previous design guide outlining materials and furniture to be used in public areas and ensuring a consistent and distinctive identity for Central Geelong. The manual also considers accessibility for people of all ages and abilities.

The updates include:

  • reducing the variations in paving designs and furniture types
  • considering smart technology and introducing recommendations from a 2017 accessibility report commissioned by the Revitalising Central Geelong Partnership Team.

Examples of the framework can already be seen in a number of central Geelong revitalisation projects including the use of bluestone in the Laneways and Malop Street Green Spine and the bespoke stainless steel furniture design seen in the Little Malop Street Bridge project.

Detailed design manuals will now be developed to assist with implementation of the framework.


Page last updated: Monday, 7 October 2019