Good design advice for planning

The Good Design Advice Sheets provide guidance on ways to improve the quality of medium density development in Merri-bek.

The Good Design Advice Sheets: 
• Clarify the desired outcomes in complying with clause 55
• Provide options for how dwellings can provide optimal amenity for residents and neighbours
• Improve communication between designers, clients and council officers.

Medium density housing is housing that contains 2 or more dwellings on a lot where each dwelling has its own entrance at ground level.

Common types are units, townhouses and terraces. Such developments consist of detached, semi-detached and attached housing.

They may be single storey, 2 storeys or 3 storeys.