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Design and engineering standards

These design and engineering standards are a guide for all design and construction works in Bayside’s public spaces and streets.

Examples of our assets and infrastructure include typical features of streets and other public spaces such as footpaths, kerbs and channels, ramps and crossings, street furniture, tree planters and lighting.


All works affecting our assets and infrastructure must be designed, constructed and reinstated according these standards. Our standards have been developed to encourage a cohesive identity for our public places. They respect the character of the city, are attractive and robust and meet requirements for accessibility and sustainability.

Design standards

These design standards are a reference to guide design and construction in our public spaces and streets.

Each item has diagrams, photos and a written descriptions of how they should look.

Our design standards include information about:

  • Bins
  • Bollards
  • Bicycle parking
  • Fences
  • Drink fountains
  • Pavement
  • Planting
  • Seats
  • Tactile ground surface indicators
  • Miscellaneous items

The design standards must be read in conjunction with our detailed engineering standard drawings which contain all the dimensions and details you will need to actually construct or reinstate an asset.

Design standards technical notes (PDF, 3.08MB)

Engineering standards

Our engineering standard drawings provide all the detailed information you’ll need to design, construct or reinstate our assets. The drawings include dimensions, cross sections, thicknesses and reinforcement details.

These drawings can be used in conjunction with our design standards which provide diagrams, photos and written descriptions of how our assets should look.

Engineering standards

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