Civil infrastructure standards
Civil infrastructure works must be conducted according to the Growth Areas Authority’s Engineering Design and Construction Manual and the City of Whittlesea standards and guidelines.
- All new subdivisions with a planning permit issued after 1 November 2011 must follow the requirements of the GAA Engineering Design and Construction Manual (EDCM).
- Transition arrangements apply for all other developments in progress. Download full details of the transitional arrangements from the GAA website (PDF – 12KB).
- The City of Whittlesea guidelines, should still be used on existing projects and for advice on design requirements for new projects that are not covered by the EDCM (for example, Water Sensitive Urban Design, and provision of public lighting).
GAA Engineering Design and Construction Manual
The Growth Areas Authority (GAA) created a common set of engineering design and construction standards for the delivery of subdivision infrastructure in Melbourne’s growth areas, incorporating consistent processes for approvals and acceptance of assets.
The Engineering Design and Construction Manual (EDCM) was created in partnership with the Office of Local Government and Melbourne’s 6 growth councils, including the City of Whittlesea, and launched in April 2011.
Access the GAA Engineering Design and Construction Manual.
City of Whittlesea standards and guidelines
Our existing guidelines will continue to complement the EDCM standards, with more explicit information. No guideline will override the EDCM standards.
Civil Works Specification
The Civil Works Specification outlines the technical specifications and conditions for carrying out civil infrastructure works. Download the Civil Works Specification (PDF – 489KB).
Development Guidelines set out Council requirements for engineering design and construction of civil infrastructure. Download the relevant Development Guideline below:
We have a collection of standard drawings that must be used for all road and drainage construction within the City of Whittlesea. Download all the Standard Drawings (ZIP – 3.4MB), or the relevant drawings from the table below. Standard Drawings are current from 1 July 2008.
07 March 2014