Activities areas guidelines & resources
The following information is provided to assist with the planning and implementation of activities areas policy.
Activities Areas Design Guidelines - provide advice to developers, planners and place managers on what constitutes best-practice in developing high quality activities areas.
Guidelines for Higher Density Residential Development - help facilitate improved design of residential and mixed use buildings by assisting architects, designers, developers, and Local Government to produce better quality design solutions.
Safer Design Guidelines - help facilitate the planning and design of safer urban environments for all Victorian communities.
- Interim Design Guidelines for Large Format Retail Premises - provide advice to developers, planners and place managers on what constitutes best-practice in developing vibrant, high quality large format retail centres.
Activity Centre Zone Mapping Style Guide
The Activity Centre Zone Mapping Style Guide has been developed to provide guidance on producing Framework Plans and Precinct Maps to be included in any Activity Centre Zone Schedule.
It provides practical advice on preparing maps as well as examples of maps that have been prepared for a number of schedules.
Activity Centres Toolkit: Making It Happen
The Activity Centres Toolkit: Making It Happen has been prepared to to assist local government, business associations, property owners and other government agencies implement activity centre policy and structure plan initiatives. The toolkit outlines a number of ways to improve activity centres and attract investment for development such as becoming development ready and moving from planning to implementation. It also includes case studies that showcase best-practice approaches undertaken by a range of councils.
There are a range of practice notes available to assist and provide guidance on Activity Centre planning. These and other practice notes and advisory notes published by DPCD can be found on the Practice and Advisory Notes page.
The Department acknowledges that place management is a broad and emerging profession that has no set definition or boundaries. To assist current and new Place Managers, the Department has developed a number of support tools, available from the Place Management page.
How can I get further information?
For further information on Structure Planning for Activity Centres:
Visit the: Activity Centres Frequently Asked Questions
Phone: 1300 366 356 (local call cost) or TTY 1800 555 677 (8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday)