Development sites often contain vegetation which contributes to the landscape character of an area. Planning applications on these sites may need to comply with the following.
Planning applications for sites identified in the Significant landscape tree overlay map will need to consider how the design layout protects any significant landscape trees.
The Significant landscape tree overlay code aims to retain the landscape character and visual amenity values provided by significant landscape trees.
The Landscape work code aims to retain, protect and integrate significant on-site vegetation into development designs. This can be demonstrated by the preparation of a Landscape concept plan.
The Planting species planning scheme policy aims to promote urban landscapes that are consistent with Brisbane's subtropical climate, its natural environment, the existing local character, and specific vegetation themes, and promote the use of local native and non-invasive introduced plant species in landscaping.
Relevant standards, guidelines and resources
Brisbane City Plan 2014
- Planting species planning scheme policy (Brisbane City Plan 2014, Schedule 6) - guides the selection of planting species
- Significant landscape tree overlay code (Brisbane City Plan 2014, Part 8) - outlines the requirements for a site survey to identify tree protection zones
- Biodiversity areas planning scheme policy (Brisbane City Plan 2014, Schedule 6) - guides ecological assessments for development applications to achieve outcomes sought by the Biodiversity areas overlay code, Wetlands overlay code and the Subdivision code
- Offsets planning scheme policy (Brisbane City Plan 2014, Schedule 6) - guides the information required for development applications and guidance to satisfy the outcomes sought by the Biodiversity offset code
- Natural Assets Local Law 2003.
- AS 4970-2009 Protecting trees on development sites - guides the care and protection of trees throughout the development process from site analysis to design stages and through construction
- AS 4373-2007 Pruning of amenity trees - specifies the methods for pruning trees and provides guidance on correct practices.
For enquiries regarding site survey requirements, contact Council (Ecologist or Landscape Architect, Development Services branch).