A landscape plan will need to be included in your design submission.
− No more than 50% of the front garden is to comprise hard paved surfaces.
− The garden must contain free draining surfaces such as grass, ground covers, river pebbles or Lilydale toppings, and garden beds containing trees, shrubs or tufting plants. Surfaces such as scoria or quartz should be avoided.
− Lots that are 12.5m or wider should have at least one advanced evergreen tree and one deciduous tree, both with an installation height of 2.0m and planted between the front building line and street boundary.
− Lots that are less than 12.5m wide should have at least one tree with a minimum installation height of 2.0m, planted between the front building line and street boundary.
− All garden bed areas within the front yard must be edged using brick, timber, steel, or spaded edges and be planted with:
- A minimum of 10 medium to large shrubs (from 200mm pot size at installation)
- A minimum of 15 smaller shrubs (from 150mm pot size at installation)
- A minimum of 20 ground cover plans (from 150mm pot size at installation)
- Garden beds should be a minimum of 500mm wide and planted densely to ensure good coverage of growth. Garden beds over 1.0m offer opportunities for larger shrubs to provide screening and smaller plants adding layers in front
- Garden beds should be mulched to help keep the soil moist. Use pine bark or other organic matter, or decorative pebbles
Any landscape areas visible from the street or open space must always be maintained, kept neat and tidy with no excessive weed growth. This includes nature strips which are the responsibility of the lot owner.