Design Excellence

It's essential that our buildings and environment are sustainable and liveable. Learn about the elements of our Design Excellence strategy.


Our Design Excellence Program aims to improve the quality of development in Darebin and create sustainable and liveable neighbourhoods.
As part of the Design Excellence Program, we've endorsed Good Design Guides for apartments and medium-density developments. Learn more.
Our exemplar designs for medium-density development aim to guide our townhouse developments. They envision what design excellence means.
In 2020-21 we're working to create a shared understanding of good design. We're also piloting a competitive design process for a capital work project.
The City Designer is responsible for developing and implementing our Design Excellence program. Find out what the City Designer does.