Measuring area of lawn and garden

Water Zones 0 10 20 30

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.

Do include

  • 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.

 water zones 0,10,20,30

 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.

 

Water Zones 40 and less than 1000m

The entire pervious vegetated area must be entered as area of garden and lawn.

Do include

  • areas of existing plantings;
  • 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.

landscape urban dos

 

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;
  • 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.

landscape urban donts

Sites greater than 1000m

Sites greater than 1000m² must enter a garden and lawn area, however they have a choice of:

  • defining the entire pervious vegetated area, or
  • defining the formal garden area within the site and supported by the development plans– ie. the entire pervious vegetated area does not need to be nominated, see below.

Do include

  • areas of existing plantings;
  • areas to be turfed or lawn that will be actively maintained
  • area of indigenous/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.

  water zones

 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.