Ballarat City Council uses the latest Infrastructure Develop Manual (IDM). The IDM essentially outlines Council’s engineering/infrastructure standards that are to be used for roads, drainage etc If you require a copy of the IDM, this can be acquired from the Infrastructure Develop Manual website.
This document will be used to standardise development submissions to expedite Council’s engineering approvals and ensure minimum design criteria are met in regards to the design and construction of infrastructure within the municipalities regardless of whether it is constructed by Council or a developer.
To place the City of Ballarat in a stronger position to manage future infrastructure growth The Ballarat City Council formally adopted The Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM) on the 14 of September 2011. A letter regarding the implementation of the IDM from the Mayor to prospective developers and Engineering Designers is now available from the link "Open letter from the Mayor to Developers".
New requirements for all subdivisions that include a civil works component have been introduced as part of the Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM). Other infrastructure requirements include:
The minimum Average Recurrence Interval (ARI) for designing underground drainage systems is 1 in 10 yr (not 1 in 5 yr ARA as stated in the IDM).
Landscape Design Manual
The City of Ballarat adopted the Landscape Design Manual (LDM) in August 2012. It is to be read in conjunction with the City of Ballarat Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM) as it is an adjunct to the IDM specifically for Landscape Design and Standards. The LDM has been developed by the City of Ballarat as a guide to specifying, installing and maintaining public landscapes within the City of Ballarat, particularly newly developed subdivisions, and landscape works on City of Ballarat land.
The LDM is to be used as a guide and reference by landscape architects and designers during the preparation of landscape plans for Council submission, by landscape contractors during landscape construction, and by developer and Council representatives in the field during the landscape construction and maintenance periods.
The LDM is aimed at ensuring that the quality and workmanship of landscape works undertaken within the municipality are of a standard that is in accordance with accepted industry standards, and sound horticultural and sustainable management practices. It will therfore be reviewed annually to ensure it is addresses relevant City of Ballarat standards, guidelines, practices and issues.
There are two types of standard drawings used in Ballarat, namely Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM) standard drawings and the City of Ballarat’s historic standard drawings. In most new development sites, the IDM standard drawings will be the drawing set used for the infrastructure in the design for new developments (ie Greenfield areas such as Ballarat West). Where future development is located within existing urban areas, the IDM takes precedence over the historic standard drawings unless existing Council infrastructure prevents the use of the IDM standards.
Concrete Pre-Cast Speed Ramp & Line Marking Detail
The City of Ballarat Council has taken every care to ensure that the information shown on these drawings is accurate, however some variations from records may exist, and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.