In 2014, we developed a new and comprehensive graphic template for the Canada Bay DCP. The desktop publishing of 800+ pages has improved the communication of controls and provisions and resulted in a document that is significantly clearer and more user-friendly.
Prepared in Adobe InDesign, the DCP can be edited by Council and has proven its value over the years, with most amendments being undertaken in-house. The greatest benefit has been the automated programming (e.g. content tables, numbering, font and paragraph styles) and the clear graphic language, layout and colour-coded chapters.
Subsequently, we have created new sections that are easily integrated, and the document has evolved to include local character statements for selected areas, expanded neighbourhood and mixed use centre controls, medium density housing provisions, engineering specifications, improved diagrams and plans, and the integration of previously separate documents such as the Breakfast Point, Drummoyne Village and Rhodes West DCPs.
Client: City of Canada Bay
Project date: 2014-2019