Infrastructure Design Manual
This Infrastructure Design Manual was originally prepared by the Cities of Greater Bendigo and Greater Shepparton and the Shire of Campaspe.
Their joint initiative was one which recognised the benefits of municipalities working together towards consistent requirements and standards for the design and development of infrastructure.
Since the preparation of the manual many other Councils have adopted the Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM). The first version of the IDM came into use in October 2007 when it was placed online.
Benefits of a common Infrastructure Design Manual:
Sharing financial and human resources to produce an Infrastructure Design Manual which will satisfy the requirements of each of the participating municipalities.
Developing more consistency amongst design requirements for Consultants and Developers working in the participating municipalities.
Provides a better defence at the Victorian Civil Appeals Tribunal (VCAT)