Public Realm Framework

Council has endorsed the Central Geelong Public Realm Framework to ensure consistency in materials and furniture used in public spaces.

The framework updates a previous design guide outlining materials and furniture to be used in public areas and ensuring a consistent and distinctive identity for Central Geelong. The manual also considers accessibility for people of all ages and abilities.

The updates include:

  • reducing the variations in paving designs and furniture types
  • considering smart technology and introducing recommendations from a 2017 accessibility report commissioned by the Revitalising Central Geelong Partnership Team.

Examples of the framework can already be seen in a number of central Geelong revitalisation projects including the Malop Street Green Spine, Little Malop Street west and the bespoke stainless steel furniture design seen in the Little Malop Street cycling bridge.

The design manual is available to assist Council departments with implementation of the framework.


Page last updated: Tuesday, 13 April 2021