2.19 Landscape Design


This chapter sets out the provisions for landscape design within developments including residential, commercial, industrial and community facilities. Addition information is provided within Appendix B Landscape Design Principles and Submission Requirements.


  1. Ensure that any new development considers and maximises the protection and provision of trees and vegetation in the site planning, design, development, construction and operation of the development;
  2. Ensure developments make an equitable contribution to the landscape setting of the locality;
  3. Encourage the planting of local indigenous, salt tolerant and low water consumption plants and trees;
  4. Provide and protect privacy and amenity;
  5. Promote energy efficiency and address urban heat island effect by balancing both solar access and shade;
  6. Contribute to the Urban Forest through use of a diversity of species to deliver a variety of ecosystem services;
  7. Provide for the infiltration of water to the water table, minimise run-off and assist with management of stormwater volumes and quality; and
  8. Manage non-native vegetation in accordance with its cultural heritage and landscape significance.


  1. A landscape plan is to be submitted for all development that, in Council’s opinion, will significantly alter the existing and intended landscape character of the land. In general, all development applications other than single dwelling house or minor alterations to an existing building will require the lodgement of a landscape plan.


For submission requirements refer to Appendix B Landscape Submission Requirements.

Any Landscape plans submitted for developments in Bushfire Prone Land must be prepared in accordance with the Planning for Bushfire Protection Guidelines. 

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