The Master Plan has been developed in consultation with the Bass Coast Shire Council and a team of expert consultants including Architects and Landscape Architects, Ecologists, Civil and Services Engineers, Hydrologists and Archeologists. The roads and laneways will provide an informal and relaxed streetscape character, with a strong presence of landscape providing the dominant character within the road reserve.
The Master Plan divides the site into four clearly defined precincts which all have individual neighbourhood characters that respond to their location and context. Coastal Precinct, Neighbourhood Precinct, Teatree Precinct & Wetland Precinct.
LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN
The landscape across the site will have a distinct coastal character with casual low maintenance indigenous plantings of low cover plants, shrubs and trees. The site will include common areas and private lots. The landscape to both will be sensitive to the coastal character of the area. Planting to both common and private areas will be informally arranged and incorporate local indigenous species.
The general design guidelines for both common and private landscapes will emphasise the following principles:
- Informal street planting and garden treatments.
- Low-maintenance, water efficient gardens using predominantly local indigenous vegetation.
- Integration between streetscape planting and private open space at the front of dwellings.
- Minimal use of solid paved areas to maintain the existing site permeability.
- Hardscape materials used within the landscape shall be of a natural and durable quality.
Hardy indigenous species shall be used which may not require intensive irrigation. High-effficiency sub soil drip irrigation may however be employed at the discretion of the Owners Corporation and private lot owners
COMMON AREA LANDSCAPE ZONES
The landscape to the common areas is provided as part of the trunk infrastructure, and managed by the Owners Corporation. The soft landscape within each precinct will have a different dominant tree species that responds to the ecological vegetation communities that would have existed on site prior to European settlement. The planting also responds to the bushfire management imperatives.