Merri-bek technical notes

Purpose of the technical notes

Moreland technical notes are used by Council and also provide guidance to developers on Council’s accepted standards and construction methods.

Moreland technical notes are the primary reference for selecting, constructing and maintaining engineering, street and landscape details. They create an integrated document to facilitate construction in streets and public spaces in Moreland.

One-off furniture pieces or details for special projects or areas may still be implemented within high profile or significant projects. It should be established during the scoping stage of a project as to whether the technical notes will apply to a particular project, refer to 4.3 Approving Exceptions in the introduction section (PDF 1Mb) of Merri-bek Technotes.

Who can use the technical notes?

Moreland’s technical notes provide a list of design details with reference to standard drawings to assist in constructions within Merri-bek’s streets and public spaces. Please note that Council approval and permit are required for works carried out in public areas, before construction begins.

Technical notes can be used by:

  • External contractors and suppliers tendering or delivering Council projects
  • External engineering consultants working for Council
  • Council officers involved in capital project construction, maintenance, cleansing, and development application process
  • Developers undertaking footpath reinstatements, and
  • Property owners for maintenance of driveways and nature strips.

Overview of the technical notes

The technical notes are divided in 3 main parts, :

The colour coding on the technical notes indicates where specific technical notes are applicable (see figure 2 for the breakdown of various elements). Please refer to the table of contents (PDF 92Kb):

  • General - Includes technical notes applicable to entire Merri-bek City Council area.
  • Park - Includes technical notes specifically designed for green open spaces within Merri-bek.
  • Activity Centres - Includes technical notes specifically designed for Activity Centres in Merri-bek. This includes Coburg Activity Centre, Brunswick Activity Centre, Glenroy Activity Centre and Neighbourhood/Local Activity Centres.

Figure 1 The location where technical notes apply across Merri-bek

Technotes diagram

Figure 2 The colour coding on the technical notes indicates where specific technical notes are applicable

Activity centre guideline map

More information

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