All sites in Water Target Zones 0,10,20,30 must enter a garden and lawn area, however they have a choice of:
- defining the entire pervious vegetated area, or
- defining the formal garden and lawn area within the site and supported by the development plans– ie. the entire pervious vegetated area does not need to be nominated, see below.
- areas of existing plantings
- areas to be turfed or lawn that will be actively maintained
- area of Low water use plant species
- areas contained within permanent planter boxes (ie planter boxes that cannot be moved)
- irrigated 'vertical gardens' or vegetated walls
- vegetable patches and/or fruit trees; and
- areas disturbed during the building process, which will be replanted
- Asset Protection Zones (APZ) for bush fire protection if they are considered 'formal' residential garden areas.
Do not include
- those areas of your garden that will be landscaped with hard surfaces (such as rocks in rock gardens). Include only those areas that will be landscaped with plants
- areas of naturally existing vegetation or rural land uses (such as pasture or paddock). Only include the formal residential garden area when entering values into the landscape page
- vertical areas of vegetated surfaces (eg. Trellised plants, climbers)
- areas of movable pot plants; and
- wastewater/effluent disposal areas, as required by Council, for sites that have onsite sewerage management systems.
Note: Ensure the formal garden area is correct and consistent with the development application plans, otherwise the project does not satisfy the conditions of the BASIX.