Sydney Councils

ARE YOU LOOKING AT A NEW BUILD, EXTENSION OR LARGE EXTERNAL ADDITION (POOL)?

If you are a Home Owner looking at building or renovating your house surroundings, you  Looking for some guidance on the specific advantages of using StoneSet with regard to your building works?

The council has set a number of guidelines and rules that one must follow when paving surfaces to comply with the building law. These apply to driveways, gardens, extensions and other paved areas.

It is critical not to risk being on the wrong side of the law. Costly fines, years of disputes and notices to redo the work can be encountered. Some councils even offer a ebate for replacing an existing impervious surface.

Therefore, we recommend to contract a professional construction company that will help you to meet council requirement. StoneSet is always available to guide and help you with all paving aspects and requirements.

Being new to the DA process you are possible wondering;

  • What are Councils concerns with hard landscaping
  • Soft landscaping alternatives and advantages
  • List of Councils that specifically approve StoneSet as Soft Landscaping

Below are local examples of Soft landscaping which Sydney Councils have approved StoneSet Porous Paving, in consideration of allowing further the development

All StoneSet products are fully porous/permeable which allows water to penetrate the surface and flow through to the ground below. With issues surrounding flooding, pollution and preservation orders on trees, a porous surface is becoming increasingly important in fact essential

 

 

 

 

Willoughby Shire Council

Being on the lower north shore, the area of properties is much smaller and therefore the soft landscaping ratio requirement is quite high when considering driveways and other surrounds.

See below some of the properties we have applied StoneSet in this council. Willoughby council has a number of requirements in regard to hard surface ratio and permeability for development applications, depending on your project.

 

If you are a Home Owner looking at building or renovating your house surroundings, you  Looking for some guidance on the specific advantages of using StoneSet with regard to your building works?

Being new to the DA process you are possible wondering;

  • What are Councils concerns with hard landscaping
  • Soft landscaping alternatives and advantages
  • List of Councils that specifically approve StoneSet as Soft Landscaping

UNSURE WHAT COUNCILS’ CONSIDER ‘SOFT LANDSCAPING’? 

Download our guide to permeability here

 

 

 

 

Waverly Council

Waverly Council have a minimum of 20% of the site is to be soft landscaping – excluding the swimming pool area. They allow StoneSet as a soft landscaping alternative to increase this footprint. Scroll the images below to see examples of work we’ve done on properties in Waverly Council

If you are a Home Owner looking at building or renovating your house surroundings, you  Looking for some guidance on the specific advantages of using StoneSet with regard to your building works?

Being new to the DA process you are possible wondering;

  • What are Councils concerns with hard landscaping
  • Soft landscaping alternatives and advantages
  • List of Councils that specifically approve StoneSet as Soft Landscaping

UNSURE WHAT COUNCILS’ CONSIDER ‘SOFT LANDSCAPING’? 

Download our guide to permeability here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Bay CounciL

Below are local examples of Soft landscaping which Sydney Councils have approved StoneSet Porous Paving, in consideration of allowing further the development. Canada Bay Properties have similar restrictions to the rest of Sydney regarding hard-soft landscaping ratios.

UNSURE WHAT COUNCILS’ CONSIDER ‘SOFT LANDSCAPING’? 

Download our guide to permeability here

 

 

 

KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL

This north shore council has one of the strictest requirements on hard surface landscaping ratios.

From our experience StoneSet is the only surface with a porosity rate near enough to satisfy Ku Ring Gai council of being ‘fully porous’. This includes other permeable surface paving options such as pavers and stones.

Ku Ring Gai also offers residents the opportunity of a financial rebate when replacing an existing impervious surface.

Fully porous driveways

Below are photos of fully porous driveways that have been approved by Ku Ring Gai council specifically as soft landscaping. The difference between a porous and overlay stone driveway can be explored further here.

https://www.stoneset.com.au/projects/private-promo-permeable-driveway-

http://www.stoneset.com.au/projects/private-permeable-driveway-roseville/

http://www.stoneset.com.au/projects/private-permeable-driveway-wahroonga/

You can navigate to these driveways on your phone by searching the suburb here

Below are more examples of Soft landscaping which Sydney Councils have approved StoneSet Porous Paving, in consideration of allowing further the development. Ku Ring Gai Properties have similar restrictions to the rest of Sydney regarding hard-soft landscaping ratios.

If you are a Home Owner looking at building or renovating your house surroundings, you  Looking for some guidance on the specific advantages of using StoneSet with regard to your building works?

Being new to the DA process you are possible wondering;

  • What are Councils concerns with hard landscaping
  • Soft landscaping alternatives and advantages
  • List of Councils that specifically approve StoneSet as Soft Landscaping

UNSURE WHAT COUNCILS’ CONSIDER ‘SOFT LANDSCAPING’? 

Download our guide to permeability here