New guidance specifies a minimum portion of the site to be landscaped. This guideline is included in Division C, D, E, F, G and H.
‘Landscaped area’ means a part of a site used for growing plants, grasses and trees, but does not include any building, structure or hard paved area (as defined by the NSW Standard Instrument Principal LEP).
These guidelines aim to prevent ‘overdevelopment’ and ensure sufficient area is available for planting of trees and landscaping and to protect a minimum area for absorption of rainwater into the ground.
The minimum areas specified are generally adapted from, and similar to, the Codes SEPP (Exempt & Complying Development Codes 2008).