Developer 3D model submission guidelines

3dsmaxAs part of the Virtual Moreland project, Council has built a detailed, computer generated 3D model of Moreland.

As part of the planning permit application process you may be required to submit 3D models of your proposed development during several stages of your application process.

These models will be used to visualise and verify proposals in context by council and shared with the community as required via Council's custom built AR & VR tools and software which are some of the first of their kind. This includes the My Virtual Moreland 3D viewer, My Virtual Moreland VR tool and My Virtual Moreland iOS and Android apps.

Why submit 3D models?

By submitting accurate 3D models with your application our planners are able to use these to assist with the decision making process to make more informed decisions using councils internal 3D visualisation tools (including AR and VR). This has the potential to speed up the application assessment process.

If 3D models are not submitted as requested your development application will likely need to be modelled by Council staff from the submitted 2D plans before being assessed. While Council endeavours to ensures your development is modelled as accurately as possible, the 3D modelling skill level of council staff members and resources available may vary significantly, so the 3D model created by our staff may be basic 3D extruded mass models representing the approximate height, width and volume of your development. The result being that that the design and impact of your development may not be represented as accurately as a model supplied by your architect and could negatively effect your application assessment and cause delays.

3D model submission stages

There are 3 key stages during the application process when you may be asked to submit 3D models:

Model submission 1 - Model/s of initial proposed development:

The 3D model submitted with your initial application allows council to make more informed decisions. Council uses traditional 3D software and Councils internal VR tools to assess the design in context with the surrounding built form. These models are not shown to the public without permission from the applicant. Updated models may be required at this stage if substantial design changes are made to your application. What is deemed ssubstantial is up to the discretion of Council.

Model Submission 2 - Updated model/s for public advertisement:

Assuming substantial design changes have been made since the previous submission stage, a new 3D model may need to be submitted before the application can move onto the public advertisement stage. This model will made available to the public to view during the public advertisement period via Moreland City Council's My Virtual Moreland 3D viewerMy Virtual Moreland VR tool and My Virtual Moreland iOS and Android apps.

Model Submission 3 - Updated model reflecting the final design and as-built form:

Assuming substantial design changes have been made since the previous submission stage and the development application has been approved, a final 3D model may be required which reflects the final design. This will be used as the "approved" model to be integrated into Moreland City Council's My Virtual Moreland apps and tools and eventually integrated back into the base model of Moreland to keep the base model up-to-date.

3D model usage rights

By submitting your 3D models to Moreland City Council you agree to allow Council the right to use, share and visualise these models internally and externally with the wider community through the above mentioned apps and tools at each relevant model submission stage.

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