Design Policies and Design Guidelines


Design guidelines for retail development

What is retail development? How to asses retail development?

Retail development overview

Recent changes in retailing dynamics, new information age, finite sizes of the city growth  and need not to be part of the conglomerates provided key research point for significant changes in the structural composition of retailing activity.

Furthermore, long term sustainability of smaller activity centres, walkable neighbourhoods, use of various modes of transport other than car created a scenario required for the return of the good values of the past. Appreciation of the walking abilities and interest from the pedestrian point of view structured new outwards looking shopping and activity centres.

Main street shopping centres became revitalised and bulky goods stores needed to follow. This study provided the know how about the ways to incorporate the two.

Out of Centre Bulky Goods Development Guidelines, DSE
Out of Centre Bulky Goods Development Guidelines

Residential development design guidelines

Woodland Waters Design Guidelines, Whittlesea

Historic, environmentally protected township development design guidelines

Tower Hill Hilltop Strategy, Shire of Moyne

Spatially challenged, sloping or other wise restrained residential development design guidelines 

Springhaven Design Guidelines Tarneit, City of Wyndham

Unique location specific land development design with overview to the response to existing Council’s “Hill top strategy”. 

Highlands Design Intent Manual, Hume

Set back and solar access assessment with overview towards future proposed development outlook.  

South Melbourne Central Urban Design Framework
Download South Melbourne Central Urban Design Framework


Mecene Urban Design director, Tatjana Medvedev, has extensive past and current experience in creating design policies and delivering design guidelines to assist communities, council and government, through her engagements  as a  Lead Urban Designer or Project Manager.