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  • BUILDING AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN GUIDELINES

    www.lonsdaleshores.com.au

    April 2019

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    1. Introduction 1.1 Purpose 1.2 The value of good design 1.3 Operation

    2 The Approval Process

    3 Siting and Orientation 3.1 Land use 3.2 Site coverage 3.3 House siting and orientation 3.4 Building setbacks 3.5 Houses of similar appearance

    4. Built Form 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Design principles 4.3 Building mass 4.4 Street frontage 4.5 Building height 4.6 External walls and facade articulation 4.7 Glazing 4.8 Roof form and materials 4.9 Garages and parking 4.10 Ancillary structures and fixtures 4.11 Colours

    5. Landscape 5.1 Front gardens 5.2 Driveways and crossovers 5.3 Landscape buffer / Tree Protection Zone / No Building Zone 5.4 Fencing 5.5 Indicative plant schedule

    6. Sustainable Design Features

    Appendix A: Example Lonsdale Shores Indigenous Plant Species Photos Appendix B: Lonsdale Shores Indigenous Plant Species List Appendix C: Lonsdale Shores Native Plant Species List Appendix D: Enviromental Weeds - City of Greater Geelong Appendix E: Example Landscape Concept Plan

    CONTENTS

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    BUILDING AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN GUIDELINES

    1 INTRODUCTION

    1.1 PURPOSE

    The principle aim of these design guidelines is to set out a vision for Lonsdale Shores that maintains and enhances the inherent qualities of old Point Lonsdale. The quality ‘feel’ of the existing township, created by a delicate balance between the natural coastal and built form heritage, is the unique feature that makes Point Lonsdale an extremely popular place to live and to visit.

    There are a variety of elements that contribute to the ‘look and feel’ of old Point Lonsdale. The most significant elements are those that are linked to the physical appearance; the vegetation and the land forms. The character of the residential houses and how they nestle within the coastal vegetation is also a strong determinant of the inherent attraction of the township as a place to live.

    The objective of maintaining and enhancing the character of Point Lonsdale will be achieved in part by these design guidelines. These guidelines are designed to integrate and enhance the new residential development at Lonsdale Shores with the existing township. They will assist with the design of houses and landscaped areas to ensure that these elements contribute in a positive manner to the overall preferred character of the township.

    The Design Guidelines are intended to encourage residential development that enhances the amenity and attractiveness of both the public and the private domain for the benefit of residents and for their visitors. By following the design guidelines, each purchaser will help to contribute to an attractive living environment that enhances the character of the properties at Lonsdale Shores.

    Fig 3 & 4: Houses nestled into the landscape, showcasing the use of coastal materials

    Fig 1: Informal Streetscape Fig 2: Informal Streetscape

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    1.2 THE VALUE OF GOOD DESIGN

    Individual houses should contribute to the character that attracted you to Point Lonsdale – not detract from the amenity and experience. The objective is to present a coherent residential image that is right for the ‘place’ – a coastal township as distinct from a metropolitan, suburban image.

    Good design also addresses sustainability issues – particularly energy consumption and overall comfort levels.

    Consideration is to be given to the positive advantages to be gained from appropriate siting of the house on an allotment, taking account of the aspect, surroundings, existing and proposed vegetation as well as generous setbacks and height controls to prevent overlooking and assist with privacy.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to adopt custom design through the use of an architect, building designer or a builder who utilises custom design.

    1.3 OPERATION

    The Design Guidelines will assist purchasers, designers and builders prepare house designs that take optimum advantage of the local setting, climate and coastal lifestyle opportunities.

    Purchasers, designers and builders must be aware of the Design Guidelines and the approval process so that they are given full consideration and incorporated into the built form.

    These guidelines have consideration for the City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme, the Victorian Building Regulations and the Borough of Queenscliffe’s Building Siting and Design Guidelines – Point Lonsdale Natural Coastal Area.

    The Lonsdale Golf Club reserves the right to amend these Design Guidelines.

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    BUILDING AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN GUIDELINES

    2 APPROVAL PROCESS

    The steps outlined below describe the process for each purchaser to follow in order to design and construct a house at Lonsdale Shores.

    Compliance is achieved by a restriction on title. The governing body is the Lonsdale Golf Club Design Review Committee (LGCDRC).

    The Building and Landscape Design Guidelines form part of the approval by the City of Greater Geelong of the Lonsdale Golf Club Residential Subdivision under Schedule 26 to the Development Plan Overlay.

    The DRC reserves the right to vary the provisions of these guidelines to accommodate proposals which exhibit design merit.

    Any decisions made by the Design Review Committee in respect of the design plans will be final and binding.

    STEP 1 INVESTIGATION & FAMILIARIZATION

    Applicants are encouraged to investigate the old Point Lonsdale area to gain an understanding of the types of architecture and landscape materials that contribute in a positive manner to the local character.

    The Club recommends that purchasers meet with the LGCDRC prior to commencing design work to review the approval process and the objectives set out in the Design Guidelines.

    STEP 2 DESIGN

    The vision and objectives set out in these guidelines must be appropriately considered during the preparation of the house and landscape design.

    Designs must also comply with applicable planning schemes and building regulations.

    STEP 3 APPLICATION

    The Contract Conditions require purchasers of land at Lonsdale Shores, to submit drawings and other relevant information to the LGCDRC for assessment and approval prior to finalising construction documents and lodging a building permit application.

    Design Approval Application Forms and Check Lists setting out the documents required can be obtained from the website www.lonsdaleshores.com.au or the following links:

    • Design Approval Application Forms • Design Review Check List

    (Electronic Submissions are preferred.)

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    STEP 3 (continued)

    The purchaser must not erect any buildings or undertake other works on the lot unless the plans for such buildings or works and any associated landscaping have been endorsed by the LGCDRC prior to the issue of a building permit.

    An Application Fee is payable upon submission of documents. Amendments to approved designs may incur further fees.

    STEP 4 LONSDALE SHORES APPROVAL

    LGCDRC will assess the application based on the information supplied and the Design Guidelines contained within this document.

    If a design is not approved, the applicant will be required to address the areas of concern highlighted by the LGCDRC and submit amended plans. Further information if required, will be requested in writing.

    Approved plans will be endorsed by the LGCDRC and returned with a letter of approval within 15 working days of receipt of all documents and being in accordance with the Design Guidelines

    The LGCDRC will endeavour to work with the land owner to assist in the fast approval of an application. A suitable or complying application will be granted approval to proceed, upon which, the owner and builder can then commence construction documentation for a Building Permit application.

    STEP 5 BUILDING APPROVAL

    Obtain a Building Permit from an approved building surveyor or from the City of Greater Geelong

    Important note; The approval of a design application by the LGCDRC does not exempt the owner/ applicant from any statutory or building regulations. Approval of plans by the LGCDRC does not infer compliance under the Building Code of Australia, Rescode or any other applicable planning or building regulations. It is the responsibility of the owner and builder to ensure compliance with the appropriate regulations.

    STEP 6 CONSTRUCTION

    Once a Building Permit has been obtained, construction of the new house may begin.

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