Building and construction notes

A guide to the detailed design, construction and maintenance of the City's public open spaces.

What are the design and construction notes?

These notes have been developed by the City of Perth as a guide to the detailed design, construction and maintenance of the City's public open spaces. The technical notes are based on the City's experience and local knowledge of urban design practices, and seek to:

  • Integrate design elements in public spaces.
  • Standardise repetitive detailing.
  • Advance quality control processes.

These issues have become increasingly important with a greater emphasis being placed on the quality of the urban environment. In addition, it has become necessary to document current best practices given the increasing number of participants involved in design and construction of public spaces in Perth. The design and construction notes are subject to constant review and additions.

It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the most current guidelines are being followed.

Design guideline books

Design Guidelines Topic Document Name
Design Guidelines TopicStreet Layout and Pavement Design Guidelines
Document NameBook 100
Design Guidelines TopicDrainage Design and Drainage Structures
Document NameBook 200
Design Guidelines TopicFootpath Design and Installation Details
Document NameBook 300
Design Guidelines TopicStandard Kerb Types and Installation Details
Document NameBook 400
Design Guidelines TopicStandard Furniture and Installation Details
Document NameBook 500
Design Guidelines TopicElectrical - Lighting  Document NameBook 600
Design Guidelines TopicStreet Trees and Reticulation Design  Document NameBook 700
Design Guidelines TopicStructural Engineering & Construction Guidelines  Document NameBook 800
Design Guidelines TopicBanners and Flags Specification
Document NameBook 900
Design Guidelines TopicUrban Centres: Reinstatement Policies & Vehicle Restrictions
Document NameBook 1000

More information

For any extra information on the design and construction notes, please call the Coordination and Design Unit on 08 9461 3173.