Central Geelong Public Realm Framework - Standard palette

Section 2 outlines the standard approach for the design and delivery of streetscapes and public spaces in Central Geelong.

Concept

Pavement selections are focussed upon quality, hard wearing, versatile materials with an urban, refined character.

Accessible and comfortable. Consistent across entire city centre to give a coherent identity and unification.

Subtle changes to occur across street typologies/precincts. The materials allow for variety of combinations that support more economical applications. Versatility in application of bluestone and asphalt combinations allowing for different levels of priority and investment. Granite is used in limited strategic areas for contrast and definition.

Public Realm Framework Central Geelong Consider use of permeable paving where tree watering or ground water recharge is required.


Size

Different sizes and shapes to be used at intersections as indicated in 2.1 paving application and distribution.

Paving sizes

Street Names

Street names to be etched into bluestone pavers as shown. Name should read from intersection as shown.

Street names etched into pavers

Note: Intersection configuration is indicative only.


Contrast

Granite to be used as a contrasting material for edges and visibility guides.

Contrasting exaqmple

Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI)

Granite TGSI

Granite tactiles to be used within areas of bluestone paving.

Hazard TGSI

Hazard TGSI

Directional TGSI

Directional TGSI


Stainless Steel TGSI

Stainless Steel button/strip tactiles to be used within areas of asphalt.

Directional TGSI

Hazard TGSI

Directional TGSI

Directional TGSI


Application and distribution

Bluestone paving is to be applied in a stretcher bond pattern to high priority streets and asphalt to be applied to low priority areas as denoted on the map on the following page. Bluestone distinct paving patterns are to be applied to key intersections.

Central area - high priority = bluestone and low priority areas = asphalt

Residential Fringe Transition - small highlights to be used in fringe areas

Waterfront

Where new works interface with existing at the Waterfront precinct, existing custom paving to be retained to the waterfront side of Western Beach Road.

Waterfront precinct illustration

Map showing the City Heart paving pattern, the Residential fringe, high and low priority streets. Note: Laneways and small streets not indicated on the map are generally low priority unless marked as a unique space (refer 3.1 and Section 4 - Implementation Framework)
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2.2 Kerb and channel

Concept

Sawn bluestone kerb
Recycled double rough sawn bluestone pitcher channel

Note: Sawn bluestone 300 x 200 pitchers set flush at channel to pram crossings and other applicable locations

Type 1 kerb and channel

Sawn bluestone kerb
Recycled single rough sawn bluestone pitcher channel

Note: Sawn bluestone 300 x 200 pitchers set flush at channel to pram crossings and other applicable locations

Type 2 kerb and channel

Sawn bluestone kerb

Sawn bluestone channel

Note: This option is to be used where rough bluestone pitchers are not available or cause access issues.

Type 3 kerb and channel


Application and distribution

Map showing the type 1 and type 2 kerb and channel. Note: all laneways to be type 2 application.
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2.3 Seating

Concept

Simple, sophisticated and contemporary. Angled, faceted profile but with subtle edge rounds and chamfers. Stainless steel or grey painted steel frame. Refined timber.

Two adaptations - The primary, premium being flat plate steel frame, the other steel bar. Both have identical form and proportions. Each have a strong modern aesthetic but subtle reference to industrial, manurfacturing character.

End view of bench seatiing
Images of both the flat stainless steel plate option and the stainless steel bar option

‘seating is an element that strongly expresses variation and interest, but still within a consistent form’

Optional armrest
Multiple: modular ability for flexibility of use.

Fully painted version: opportunity for customised versions using colour or materials to provide variation for key unique spaces.
Benches, tables and lounges: same style and geometry as the standard typology above but with constrasting variations in material, function and arrangement.


Application and distribution

The diagrams below show the typical intensity and grouping of seating when used in a multiple arrangement.

These are examples only and may be altered to suit the situation.

Moorabool Street

Flat Stainless Steel Plate

Flat Stainless Streel Plate

Grouping configurations

Grouping configurations


Type 1

Flat Stainless Steel Plate

Flat Stainless Streel Plate

Grouping configurations

Grouping configurations


Type 2

Steel Flat Bar

Steel Flat Bar

Grouping configurations

Grouping configurations


Residential Fringe

Steel Flat Bar

Steel Flat Bar

Single configuration

Single configuration


Type 3

Benches, Tables and Lounge

Benches, Tables and Lounge

Map showing types 1 and 2, residential fringe and Moorabool Street.
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2.4 Tree hardware

Concept

Where there are opportunities for street trees within the roadway, for example between carparks, these shall be treated with poured aggregate.


Tree Grate

Square steel grate for use in premium, high traffic areas. Robust, non-slip.

Square steel grate for use in premium, high traffic areas. Robust, non-slip.

Above kerb application - High priority areas directly related to paving application.

Incorporate litter traps and stormwater collection and reuse technology as appropriate.

Above kerb application - High priority areas directly related to paving application.


Poured aggregate

Charcoal coloured permeable aggregate.

Charcoal coloured permeable aggregate.

Above and/or below kerb application - low priority areas and within roadways between parking.

Above and/or below kerb application - low priority areas and within roadways between parking.


Tree Guard

Flat steel plate with circular collar integrated with grate.

Flat steel plate with circular collar integrated with grate.

Colour detail within tree tie.

Application - To be used where trees are planted in road reserve for protection from cars



2.5 Waste and recycling bins

Concept

Simple, robust, stainless or painted steel sheet with folded/faceted detail referencing seats and other elements within the palette.

Consistent across entire city centre.

To conform with current waste management systems.

Standard bin concept.


Recycling station

Recycling versions to be distinguished through colour, text or face detail

Recycling station


Application and distributon

Standard stainless steel bin to be used across all precincts.


2.6 Bollards and barriers

Concept

Rectangular section steel with faceted detail. Intended to be simple, robust, functional and minimal elements.

Stainless Steel and painted steel finish.

Removable bollards or bolt on pieces to be used for public art installation opportunities and temporary public galleries.

Standard bollard


Bollard lighting

Opportunity for integrated lighting.

Integrated lighting


Fencing

Continue form through barrier treatment and guardrails

Barrier treatment and guardrails


Application and distribution

Standard product with premium stainless steel finish proposed for core Central Precincts.

More economical galvanised steel finish may be used for perimeter areas and residential interface.


2.7 Bike racks

Stainless Steel Circular Hollow Section with Flat Plate infill detail. Simple single fixing point.

Geometry is reflective of seat and other elements in the palette. Regular spacings and orientation of multiple racks.

Bike racks are to be designed within a streetscape on a per project basis.

Additional bike racks should be allowed for as indicated in the Central Geelong network operating plan/ Transport Strategy.

Single

Single bike rack

Groupings

Multiple bike racks


2.8 Alfresco Dining

Concept

A suite of consistent hardware and elements associated with Alfresco Dining.


Outdoor Café Screen

Outdoor Café Screen

Clear glass panels with circular aluminium posts. Screens are to be removable with discreet in-ground sleeve / socket fixing.



Pavement Markers

Pavement Markers

Recessed circular stainless steel pavement markers used to identify kerbside trading areas.



Outdoor Waiter Station

Outdoor Waiter Station

Used as a mobile storage unit for outdoor cafes. Fabricated from stainless steel, the unit sits on caster wheels and can be locked in position.



2.9 Water Drinking Fountain

Concept

Simple, robust stainless steel drinking fountain. DDA accessible design with fountain and bottle refill capacity.

Integrated drainage outlet.

Standard

Standard drinking fountain.

Fountain options with and without Dog Bowl

Fountain option without dog bowl
Fountain option with dog bowl


Application and distribution

Drinking fountains are to be located selectively in high use street scape areas and focussed around key public spaces and facilities such as parks, transport nodes and civic buildings.

 

2.10 Skate deterrent

Concept

Stainless steel skate deterrents studs. Robust circular inserts cast of fixed into to top of walls, edges, planters and other raised elements as required.

Skate deterrents


Application and distribution

Exact extent and distribution are to be based upon the locations of walls, edges etc.


2.11 Drainage hardware

Concept

Drainage pit covers and trench grates.

Stainless Steel grid and edge surround.

Heel guard protection and non-slip finish in pedestrian areas.

Intended to be robust, functional and minimal elements.

Galvanised steel and heavy gauge construction may be appropriate in specific areas of for economical applications.

Drainage hardware


2.12 Street lighting

Concept

Typical fitting for pedestrian and roadways - LED Pole Top Luminaire

Consider incorporation of ‘Smart’ technology as appropriate.

Street lighting

Application and distribution

Lighting locations to be determined and applied with regard to standards.


2.13 Banners and flagpoles

Concept

Flagpoles with banners

Application and distribution

Banner locations
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2.14 Trees

Concept

Generally increased canopy cover across the city centre to align with City of Greater Geelong urban forest strategy, 2015-2025.

Tree planting to provide large canopy and wide form where possible. Passive watering should be explored in all situations in line with City in a Park.

Large evergreen trees should be planted in median strips where possible, to take full advantage of the breadth of space. A mixture of medium sized evergreen and deciduous trees should be planted in the footpath and preferably in-road kerbside, to allow for additional circulation in the footpath pedestrian areas. Smaller deciduous and evergreen trees with a splash of colour should be planted in laneways where little space is available for tree planting.


Application and distribution

Application based on street typologies

Big streets

In order of preference :

Where:

  • Median planting opportunity exists

Application:

  • Typology one planting to median
  • Typology two planted in footpath or in-road kerbside.

Where:

  • Median planting is not achievable or no median exists

Outcome:

  • Typology one planting in footpath or in-road kerbside.

Note: the same tree species and application of typologies should apply to the entire length of any one street from one end of the Central Geelong Action Plan area to the other.


Little streets

In order of preference :

Where:

  • Opportunity for planting to both sides of the street

Application:

  • Typology two or three planting to footpath or in-road kerbside

Where:

  • Opportunity for planting to one side of the street

Application:

  • Typology two or three planting to footpath or in-road kerbside Note: the same tree species and application of typologies should apply to the entire length of any one street from one end of the Geelong Action Plan area to the other.

Laneways

Where:

  • Planting opportunity exists

Application:

  • Typology four planting to one or both sides of the laneway
Note: the same tree species and application of typologies should apply to the entire length of the laneway.

 

Typology

Large evergreen 12-15 metres in height

Smooth Barked Apple Myrtle

A - Angophora costata

Smooth Barked Apple Myrtle

Queensland Box

B - Lophostemon confertus

Queensland Box



Typology 2

Medium deciduous 6-8 metres in height

Golden Elm

A - Ulmus glabra lutescen

Golden Elm

Aristocrat Capital Pear

B - Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’

Aristocrat Capital Pear

Aristocrat Capital Pear


Urbanite Ash

C - Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Urbanite Ash

Autumn Blaze

D - Acer freemanii

Autumn Blaze

Autumn Blaze


Typology 3

Medium evergreen 6-8 metres in height

Evergreen Ash

A - Fraxinus griffithii
Evergreen Ash

Dwarf Apple

B - Angophora hispida
Dwarf Apple



Lemon Scented Gum

C - Corymbia citriodora ‘Scentuous’

Lemon Scented Gum

Weeping Lilypily

D - Waterhousia floribunda

Weeping Lilypily



Typology 4

Medium 6 metres in height

Evergreen Magnolia

A - Magnolia grandiflora ‘Greenback’

Evergreen Magnolia

Crepe Myrtle

B - Lagerstroemia indica

Crepe Myrtle



Capital Pear

C - Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’

Capital Pear

Capital Pear


Application and distribution

Map showing streets and laneways, existing trees and the areas where trees will be located.
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2.15 Ground level planting

Concept

Hardy, drought tolerant and low maintenance.

Generally simple, mass planting, at low sight line heights within streetscapes.

Opportunity for some unique, special and interesting species and combinations, colour and variety in textures and heights.

Use of colour in plantings is to highlight focal points within Central Geelong and at key gateway locations.

The following suggested species are recommended but not limited to what could be used.


Application

City Heart

General planting - more greening to larger pedestrian zones.

City Heart - general planting
Rhoeo spathacea ‘Nana’, Brachyscome multifida, Argyranthemum sp., Atriplex cinerea, Correa glabra, Lomandra ‘Lime tuff’

Summer annuals - Greater use of annuals in raised planters.

City Heart - summer annuals
Salvia sp., Marigold sp., Celosia sp., Petunias sp.

Winter annuals - Greater use of annuals in raised planters.

City Heart - winter annuals
Polyanthus sp., Cineraria sp., Pansies sp., Impatiens sp.

Surrounding Areas

Smaller areas of varied species.

Surrounding areas - smaller areas of vaired species
Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Coreopsis sp., Correa ‘Dusky Bells’, Poa morrisii, Carex appressa, Leucophyta brownii

Larger areas of mass planting.

Surrounding areas - larger areas of mass planting
Myoporum parvifolium Dianella ‘Little Jess’ Lomandra filiformis Lomandra ‘Tanika’

 

Colour and vibrancy.

Surrounding areas - colour and vibrancy
Aster sp.Dianella ‘Little Jess’, Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Salvia sp., Osteospermum sp.

Coastal species

Surrounding areas - coastal species
Leucophyta brownii, Carpobrotus rossii, Erigeron karvinskianus

Larger areas of mass planting.

Large areas of mass planting
Lomandra filiformis, Dianella ‘Little Jess’, Lomandra ‘Tanika’, Myoporum parvifolium




Page last updated: Monday, 7 October 2019

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