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How to create a landscape plan

These landscape guidelines assist you in submitting a landscape plan with a planning application. It helps you understand when a landscape plan is required and what needs to be included.

If you are planning to build, renovate or develop your property you may be required to either protect the existing trees on your property or plant replacement trees and vegetation in accordance with the Bayside Planning Scheme. Development in residential areas needs to respond to the particular built form and natural environmental elements that make up the neighbourhood character of Bayside.

Landscape guidelines section one

This section provides information about when you want to remove vegetation from a protected area including:

  • any native vegetation from within the VPO3 which includes Black Rock, Beaumaris, Cheltenham (south of Park Road) and Sandringham (south side of Edward Street)
  • any tree (native or exotic) from the SLO which includes the parts of Coral Avenue and Point Avenue Beaumaris.

Landscape guidelines section two

This section provides information about what you need to submit when you are planning to build or renovate:

  • a single dwelling on a block under 500m2
  • low density or dual occupancy dwellings
  • medium density dwellings
  • high density dwellings
  • buildings where the scheme requires a front or rear setback of at least 3 metres
  • an open ground level car park containing ten or more parking spaces.