Skip to main content

Neighbourhood Design Manual

The Neighbourhood Design Manual outlines Council standards and guidelines for the delivery of attractive, accessible, functional, and sustainable developments. It supports the creation of diverse, equitable, and inclusive neighbourhoods in the City of Whittlesea.

The Neighbourhood Design Manual contains the latest standards and guidelines for planning, design and construction of new developments in the City of Whittlesea. The Manual builds on and simplifies the Guidelines for Urban Development.

The Manual was created to set clear standards for future developments, address policy gaps and promote quality design. It covers urban design, engineering, landscape and Integrated Water Management (IWM) matters, and it aims to complement polices and strategies from the Victorian Government and the City of Whittlesea.


Download the Neighbourhood Design Manual

Explore the Neighbourhood Design Manual

The Manual is divided into five sections, each with its own distinct focus. Learn more by downloading the sections below.

Urban Design Guidelines Urban Design Guidelines 


The Urban Design Guidelines sets out urban design objectives and guidelines to plan for and deliver developments in our local context.

Engineering Guidelines Engineering Guidelines


The Engineering Guidelines outline Council’s engineering requirements and expectations for civil infrastructure.

Landscape Guidelines Landscape Guidelines 


The Landscape Guidelines define Council’s requirements and expectations for open space and streetscape developments.

Integrated Water Management Integrated Water Management Guidelines


The Integrated Water Management (IWM) Guidelines provide details on Council’s preferred water management outcomes and guidance on design and documentation.

Standard Drawings Standard Drawings 


The Standard Drawings consist of technical drawings for engineering and landscaping purposes.